Last month in Chicago, hundreds of college students pursuing a career in insurance gathered at the 47th annual Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference, networking with industry professionals as they prepare for the beginning of their professional life.

Gamma Iota Sigma is an educational organization and the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science. The association has 75 chapters on college campuses across the country, and boasts an annual membership of more than 4,000 students and an alumni population of over 25,000.

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Closing the talent gap

The insurance industry’s pending talent gap is a cause of concern for even the most successful organizations, and many have tried to speculate about what millennial workers really want and how to best attract them.

At the conference, PC360 spoke to dozens of students about what drew them to the insurance industry, what they are looking for from their future employers and in their careers.

Watch the video above to hear their responses and for first-hand insight into what students in insurance and actuarial science care about.

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