Internship positions are available with i3!  We are looking to make hires for the Fall, 2009 semester as soon as possible. Only ten positions are available. USC students, please submit a cover letter (which includes your GPA) and your resume to Jeff Thompson at [email protected]l.com.

Find a copy of the position announcement and description here.

Application Deadline: 8/31/2009

  

Everyone knows about Facebook, but as you think about internships or jobs it's LinkedIn that's more relevant.  LinkedIn allows you to post your resume, contact information - all the data that's relevant to employers.  Moreover, there's a function that allows others to recommend you.  It's social networking for the employment-minded.  And it's finding increasing use in the business community.  It's free.  There are premium services but you can get a great deal of value without paying a thing.  As an example of what your entry would look like on LinkedIn, check out Nate Spurrier.  Nate is a rising senior at the University of South Carolina and has already begun to establish the credentials and networking that will get his career off to a great start - especially in insurance technology!  Here's another objective view of how LinkedIn is being used today.

Preparing yourself for interviews can be all the more productive if you think more in terms of the employer's need than your own.  Here are some Essential Tips for IT Interviews.

  

Students looking for a career will find a rich set of choices in insurance technology.  What is insurance technology?  it's applying information technology (a vast and growing field) to insurance (a varied field that supports every form of human and business endeavor).  Being a progammer or business analyst is but one form an insurance technology career can take.  Since the advent of personal computers in the 1980's, there is not a single job in the insurance industry that does not have an information technology component.  Moreover, the size of that component is growing as information technology continues to evolve.  As you search for careers, Fortune magazine senior writer Anne Fisher says to be sure to include some industry-specific web sites like this one.  For those of you interested in some specific jobs and associated pay ranges, check out this generic industry guide.  As you can see, some of the roles require pretty hard core IT skills; others are general business and analytical skills.  A computer science degree would fulfill the basic requirements of many of the programming jobs.  For others, a business degree is more appropriate.  Employers vary in their requirements, and you should not rule yourself out because there are many people with successful careers in this industry with degree in English, History, and Music just to name a few.  The most important ingredient for success in insurance technology is the desire to learn.  Any degree you achieve is proof that you have that. 

Insurance technology jobs can be found anywhere, but there are certain locations that hold more job and career advancement choices than others.  For example, check out this article about Columbia, SC, USA.  If you have questions about a career in insurance technology there - or anywhere else in the world - use the feedback box on the left side of the home page.

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