Video Interviews: Commercial Lines Underwriter

Cody, a commercial underwriter trainee, fell into an insurance career. He started as a graphic designer with an insurance career, which led into a marketing position, and then into a underwriting training program. He plans to return to marketing someday, armed with the knowledge and experience of working as an underwriter in the field.


As a commercial lines underwriter, Daniel feels at home in the insurance industry. He has the opportunity to utilize his natural people skills to achieve continued success.


Evan graduated with a degree in marketing and started off his career not thinking he'd stay in the insurance industry.  After working in insurance, he found the career to be extremely rewarding with many opportunities to learn something new every day.


Jake, a finance major, graduated in 2008 when job opportunities at banks and financial institutions were not readily available. What he found, however, was that while other industries suffered from the economic crisis, most insurance companies remained steady in employment or even hired. 


McKenzie values the versatile nature of her career in insurance. After only two years in the industry, she's been promoted to four different positions within her company.


Sarah underwrites a variety of business insurance policies for her company. She handles yearly policy renewals and investigates to learn more about the risks associated with the business, recommending pricing actions.