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Kelsie Miller

How did you explore your interests and decide on a major?

My freshman year I took classes in most of the departments and Economics 110 drew me in. I decided to become an econ major because I was not sure of what I wanted to do for a career but I knew I would have many options.

Describe a moment or experience you had in college that helped define your career path.

I was in Insurance and Risk Management with Professor Foley and we had a guest speaker that was a underwriter for Chubb who wrote kidnap and ransom policies. I decided that day I wanted to be an underwriter.

What steps did you take in college to prepare for your career?

I was very involved in swimming and my sorority which taught me leadership, working as a team, and time management. I think the skills I learned in college defiantly showed in the interview process that I was prepared to be an employee. I also went to as many speakers and networking events as possible to explore different career options.

What role did your internships experience play in shaping your career path?

From my internships I learned more of what I wanted out of a career and what positions/types of jobs were not a good fit for me.

What would you recommend Lake Forest College students considering a career in your field do to prepare?

Research all of the options in insurance and they types of companies and roles there are. Talk to as many people as possible. Try to keep an open mind as the world of insurance does not sound exciting, but it is.

How did the Career Advancement Center and the Forester community give you an edge on taking your first steps after graduation?

The Career Advancement Center allows alumni to stay connected to each other and network.

What have you found the most rewarding in your career and life after graduation?

Every day the small accomplishment feel so rewarding, it’s not always about the big picture.