The Katie School partners with InVEST, a grassroots program that teams educators with representatives from the insurance industry to provide exposure for insurance career opportunities, to host students of underrepresented groups in higher education from various Chicago area high schools for an annual Illinois State University campus visit. Most recently, students from Chicago Vocational and Thornton Township High School visited on April 27, 2017.
The students spent the day experiencing college life and getting an invaluable opportunity to network with insurance students and professionals. They ate lunch with current Katie School students and heard testimonials on the benefits of pursuing a degree in insurance. Additionally, an independent insurance agent answered questions on the difference between independent and captive agents and discussed the opportunities in sales. After stopping for a quick photo op with Reggie Redbird, the students toured the ISU quad including the State Farm Hall of Business. Finally, representatives from COUNTRY Financial of various backgrounds chatted with students on the wide breadth of career opportunities available in the insurance industry.