New & Noteworthy
Students Network at Insurance Convention
March 4, 2015
Insurance & Risk Management students Jay Miller, Corey Bledsoe, and Cody Simmons, with Professor Dr. David Brown, attended the 2015 Michigan Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) in Mt. Pleasant.
There were both educational and experiential benefits in attending. The students could network with many industry professionals (many of whom are future employers), and with fellow students from the Olivet College insurance and risk management program. The convention offered educational sessions on topics including ethics, certificates of insurance, and new insurance challenges posed by developing 21st century business models such as Airbnb and Uber.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to see many industry friends and colleagues again,” Brown said. “The insurance industry is truly a relationship business, and it is never more apparent than when everyone gathers for conventions such as this one. The MAIA membership and its supporters who attend this convention are the best of the best, and I hope that students are inspired to devote themselves to this industry based on the fine people they met this week.”