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InVEST introduces high school and college students to insurance careers, and you can help.

Share your passion with the next generation to grow the future workforce. ​

It’s no secret that we’re facing a real talent crisis in our industry.  To create a flow of qualified candidates, it's critical to plant the seed of insurance careers in young people.  Most students have never considered an insurance career, yet many colleges with an Insurance and Risk Management program, boast employment rates of over 90% for their graduates!  ​​

​​For more than 45 years, InVEST volunteers have been in the classroom dispelling the age old myth that the insurance industry is old, boring and doesn’t lead to a rewarding career. Through hands-on education with a variety of lessons students get an idea of what the insurance industry really is—a rewarding and lucrative profession that allows individuals to make a difference.​​​



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Mary Byrnes, AAI-M, AU
Director of Education
mbyrnes@biginy.org | Phone: 800.962.7950 EXT: 215​​

​​​​How can I get involved?

There are several ways you can get involved with the InVEST program and share your side of the story!

  1. Be a Guest Speaker: Everyone has a story to tell! Share how and/or why you got into the business and the opportunities you found.  Or you could speak about your own role in the industry. You never know what future industry leader or insurance consumer you might inspire!​
    Learn More Here

  2. Start a Program: Do you know a school board member, business teacher, or a career counselor at a local high school or have a contact in a community college’s business or college placement departments? Give us a call & we can talk to them together about the benefits of starting an InVEST program.
    See List of Current Programs

  3. Donate and Make a Difference: There are so many ways you can donate your time and resources to help get students interested in our industry! You could sponsor a bus to get students to and from an event, provide business cards for InVEST students who are attending I-Day events, or even invite an InVEST class to do job shadowing at your agency.
    Get More Ideas Here​

  4. Discover Career Day Resources: Another great way to get in front of the next generation is by representing InVEST at a High School or College Career Fair. We can help you reach out to the school & also provide some great handout materials. 
    Find Free Resources Here

  5. Start an Internship Program: The intern that you hire might very well be your employee in the future! Never offered an internship before? We've put together a members-only guide to designing an agency internship program and putting that program into action!
    Check out the Big I NY Guide to Agency Internships