- When did you graduate and what was your major?I graduated in 2015, majored in Finance and Minored in Economics.
I graduated in 2015, majored in Finance and Minored in Economics.
- How did you hear about your current job?
I was working within the Catholic High System at my alma mater, Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, as the Assistant Alumni/Advancement Director. A member of the Marsh Global Marine Team was an alumnus and sat on the Board of Trustees. After my multiple presentations to the board he recommended me to my current position.
- Can you explain the Interview Process?
It was an interesting experience going from a High School Administrator mindset back to my college finance and economics mindset. I utilized situations and obstacles I faced in both college and my job at Cathedral to parallel some situations and obstacles I thought I would face in the Global Risk Management market.
- Can you tell me a little about the position?
Since I have successfully passed my NYS Brokers exam, I require 1 years’ experience before become a full time broker Marsh’s Global Marine Program, specifically in Marine Cargo. Come December I will have fulfilled both requirements and be a fully licensed NYS Broker. My job is to support and service large conglomerates and other Global companies Marine Cargo Insurance programs. Marine Cargo insurance programs encompass all goods while are in transit all over the world. We create a risk management plan tailored to our clients based on their exposures. Furthermore, we negotiate policy terms and conditions to provide broadened coverage and negotiate premium pricing ensure our client is receiving a fair deal from the insurers.
- Can you share some of your current responsibilities/roles?
At Marsh, I have been able to support multiple clients that are major pharmaceutical companies, household product names, complex logistics companies, industrial and energy companies. This requires me to coordinate globally with insurers and other brokers to ensure regulation requirements are met. Other responsibilities I have are issue certificates of insurance, create and deliver innovative solutions for my exposure base.
- Did you have an internship before this position and how useful was the internship/s?
I had a brief internship at Northwestern Mutual prior to my senior year. As much as internships are extremely important, I realize now a lot of my skills developed from working as a Career Ambassador, a Student Ambassador, and my work study position and the IACBE Ethics Competition. Being actively involved on campus had a huge impact on how I approached people, situations and life in general.
- Did Career Development/STAC help you in anyway?
Career Development was the first campus activity I was a part of at STAC. The opportunity gave me confidence and a genuine fulfillment because I was able to help students with their potential future.
- What is your favorite aspect of the position, can you give an example of what has been your favorite experience so far?
My favorite aspect and my least favorite aspect of my job is the uncertainty of what you are faced with on a daily basis. The is a sense of excitement in being part of the process of life saving drugs being shipped overseas to people that need them or renewable energy goods that are being shipped somewhere to power a whole country. Knowing that when I come home, the appliances, detergent or clothes were all shipped and my company could have possibly have had a hand in creating the risk management plan behind those products getting to where they are. The uncertainty of loss whether it is by theft or natural disaster or piracy is always a concern.
- What advice do you have for other STAC students looking for a job or internship?
First, I went to a small high school that had a graduating class of 27. Then, I went a to small college in coming to STAC. My advice is to think macro, think grand! Just because STAC is a small school doesn’t mean we aren’t making a big splash in this world! Finally, say “yes” to every opportunity you are given. Every time you say “yes” see it as an opportunity to enhance your skills, your resume, and make a big splash in this world.