What can I do with a major in risk management and insurance?

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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
Novelis
Northwestern Mutual
Great American Insurance

Titles:
Underwriter
Insurance Claims Adjuster
Financial Intelligence Analyst

Search for employers hiring graduates in your major

Employers in NY: 6,443
Employers in US: 100,919

 

Explore the numerous career fields related to your major

Risk Management

Areas

Employers

Government Agencies
Non-Profit Organizations
Big/Small Business
Financial Institutions

Information/Strategies

Have an understanding of government hiring practices.
Develop excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Insurance

Areas

Claims
Underwriting
Risk Management
Sales
Loss Control

Employers

Insurance firms
Banks

Information/Strategies

Complete an internship with an insurance agency.
Talk to professionals in the industry to learn more about claims, underwriting, and risk management. Many entry-level positions exist in these areas.
Initiative and sales ability are necessary to be a successful agent or broker.
Develop strong communication skills as many positions require interaction with others and the ability to explain information clearly and concisely.

Personal Financial Planning

Areas

Sales
Customer Service
Operations
Portfolio Management

Employers

Brokerage firms
Trust companies
Financial partnerships
Multi-line insurance firms 
Sole practitioners

Information/Strategies

Gain experience in sales.
Demonstrate a highly motivated and entrepreneurial personality.
Research how one obtains the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Develop a solid personal network.

General information and strategies

  • Cultivate high levels of competency in communication skills, attention to detail, people skills, cross-cultural skills, critical thinking, analyzing data, and problem solving. 
  • Conduct informational interviews with current professionals to find out about the industry. 
  • Complete internships and seek part-time employment to build your resume while in school. 
  • Develop good team work abilities. 
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to work with people of various backgrounds and educational levels.