Each year, Claims Magazine awards an academic scholarship to a student at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services at Illinois State University. The program encompasses real-world learning opportunities and internships to provide a foundation from which students can build careers in insurance and risk management. This year’s award recipient, Jeff Henderson, talks to Claims‘ Senior Editor Christina Bramlet about his experiences at the school and the sacrifice he made for the profession.

Why have you chosen to pursue a career in the insurance field?

Like most people in the industry, I kind of stumbled upon insurance. Once I got fully immersed in the Katie School and saw all of the possibilities and opportunities it could provide for me, I just never looked back. It really suits my personality and aspirations for the future.

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