Young Insurance Professionals – Aims, website and more.

While I am not directly involved, I just wanted to spread the word on the initiative of Michael Doonan of Suncorp and others in Queensland who are working hard to establish a chapter of the Young Insurance Professionals in that state.

Back in my youth, I was the foundation President of the Young Insurance Group, an off shoot of the Insurance Institute, which was a really great group but which did need a lot of driving to make it a success. I am therefore happy to help Michael and the YIP Committee spread the word.

I would provide the following background information on the committee’s behalf:

Overview We are an organisation for younger
insurance professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Description Our members are generally in their
20s and 30s, but most importantly young at heart and keen to progress their
careers and develop solid professional relationships with others in the
industry.
General
information
Membership is open to all those
working in the insurance industry including underwriters, brokers, claims
personnel, risk managers, loss adjusters, lawyers and other service
providers.
Mission We want to make insurance a
rewarding career of choice and not one which people end up in through pure
random chance. Most of all, we want to enjoy what we do.

WEBSITE

The website is fully functional and up and running and I’d encourage you all to check it out (http://www.yips.org.au). If you are interested you are encouraged to take a few minutes to sign up for free.

It does not matter what age you are!!! It also allows the organising committee to advise you of any upcoming events, RSVPs, changes etc. via email. The features already available include career tips and a jobs board. Other features coming soon include:

  • mentoring
  • what management and employers are looking for
  • school leavers
  • working in the USA
  • glossary & terminology

There are also links to our Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter accounts to keep abreast of other industry information and updates.

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/yipsanz/ (please ‘like’ this page)

LinkedIn

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3699716&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

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