Selective Insurance is kicking off Insurance Careers Month with its third annual College Competition, which connects employees and independent insurance agencies to teams of students from around the country.

The program offers the opportunity for students to gain valuable insurance career-building experience through hands-on work and to grow their networks through social and networking events. The competition allows each team to operate a simulated insurance agency and requires the students to leverage their education and experiences to make informed business decisions about building market share, developing products and services, growing profit, promoting their firm, and contending with competitors.

Teams of students from the following schools are participating: Appalachian State University, Illinois State University, Indiana State University, Le Moyne College, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

Selective also offers two early-career programs for students and young professionals:

  • The 11-week Ignite Internship program, which features various occupational and educational activities, including leadership and early career roundtables, networking opportunities with senior leaders, and group projects involving a final presentation on a business issue to senior management.
  • The 11-month Momentum Corporate Trainee program, which includes classroom learning, job shadow rotations and on-the-job training.

“The insurance industry is ripe with opportunity for students to build a fulfilling and purpose-driven career,” said Shadi Albert, executive vice president, Insurance Strategy and Business Development, in a press release. “Through Selective’s early-career programs for college students and young professionals, we can drive awareness of the many opportunities that exist and provide them with real-world insights and perspectives to aid in their future careers.”