Before Beloit

Played sports all 4 years and was involved in several extra-curricular activities such as National Honor Society and Math Club. I enjoyed being busy and learned the importance of extracurriculars - it’s okay to have more than one interest or hobby!

Wanted a college where I could not only continue to play sports, but also get a great education and have the opportunity to participate in other extracurriculars that most student athletes are not necessarily associated with. Beloit College allowed me to pursue all of my interests at the same time, which I believe to be unique.

"Choosing the right school is a difficult and stressful decision, but it is also an important one that you want to get right the first time. Take advantage of the opportunities you have to visit the college and don’t be shy about asking questions on aspects that are important to you.”

 

Year 1

Joined the Beloit College Football team - an experience that I will never forget and will always cherish. The coaches truly cared about the well being of each player and encouraged us to be involved in other activities on campus. Throughout the year, the coaches would meet with us almost weekly to see how we were doing in class and on campus and would connect us with the resources we needed. I played football for all 4 years at Beloit!

Discovered friendships to a level I did not know was possible at Sigma Chi (Alpha Zeta) (fraternity on campus). We were able to help each other through hard times, enjoy fun times, and give back to the campus and community through philanthropy events.

Year 2

Declared a major in Economics to proceed with my interest in business and math.

Became the Manager of Belmark Associates (market research firm run by students) where I learned to lead student projects and at the same time truly provide a benefit to the businesses we worked with.

Year 3

Participated in the Duffy Program (sociology course paired with off-campus internship) and interned at Hendricks Commercial Properties (real estate company in Beloit) and then Kerry Ingredients (a global food and ingredients company). I not only gained work experience, but also learned to analyze these experiences and realize the effect they have on both the community and myself. Through these internships, I was able to figure out what career paths I would be interested in!

“[...] Beloit College students shoule take advantage of the opportunities Beloit College has to offer. Beloit College is a place where you can truly get involved in anything you are interested in. I truly believe that as long as you get involved and try your best in everything you do on campus, someone on the faculty will take an interest in you and help you advance as a student, a professional, and a person.”

 

Year 4

Searched for summer internships and got a position at American Insurance Group (global insurance company).

My professors helped immensely by looking over my resume and application materials. The professors and coaches at Beloit College take a genuine interest in students’ well being and help them succeed in any way possible. For me, Professor Laura Grube was instrumental in helping me take advantage of the opportunities Beloit College has to offer, but I know that other students will say the same about different professors on campus.

 

After Beloit

Accepted a full time position with American Insurance Group (AIG)

Currently working as a Commercial Property Insurance Underwriter. My day-to-day varies, but my role is essentially to determine how much capacity we should deploy for a specific client, and how much premium we should charge them for that capacity. We provide insurance for all types of industries from manufacturing to real estate so I am constantly learning how different companies operate and make their products.

"Beloit has prepared me well for this role because this is not a process orientated job. It takes critical thinking and problem solving, which Beloit College emphasises in all of the classes I took there."