First-Year Dylan McCarthy Selected for The Hartford Freshman Experience

At The Hartford, a company with 200 years of expertise in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds offering a Freshman Experience Program makes sense for everyone involved. If you ask most first-year college students, typically about 18 years old if they want a career in property insurance they might need some help understanding what property insurance is all about. The Hartford created this program as one way they expose high school and college-age students to the insurance industry, and offer guidance on potential paths to different careers in the industry.

For college students selected to participate in the half-day workshop, they participate in sessions about discovering their personal brand, maximizing job searches to find companies with jobs and values that match the student, and having an overview presentation and tour of the corporate campus to discover all the benefits of the company. While many apply, The Hartford is looking to meet students with above-average academic performance interested in following the career fields of Actuarial Science, Claims, Finance, Information Technology, Investment Management, Marketing, Operations, Product, Risk Management, Underwriting, and other insurance-related careers.

At USJ, Dylan McCarthy ’23 heard about the opportunity from Employer Relations Specialist Cynthia Whipple in the Career Development Center on campus and from Chair of Department of Mathematics, Associate Professor of Mathematics Ekaterina Lioutikova, Ph.D. In just a half-day, Dylan experienced a lot, “Through participating in the event, I learned about the history, culture, and values of The Hartford, as well as about the type of career opportunities offered by the company. This program taught me more about the insurance industry, and offered advice about personal branding, and making yourself stand out amongst a pool of applicants.” For students who want to learn about other similar experiences in Insurance or other industries or a range of internships, and jobs, please contact the Career Development Center.