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Student Spotlight on Katelyn Moore

Student Spotlight: Katelyn Moore

 Kent State University junior Katelyn Moore is an intelligent and ambitious student. Moore was looking for a major that would open future opportunities for a successful career in a rapidly growing industry. She believes she found the perfect fit with the Bachelor's Degree in Insurance Studies Degree at Kent State Salem.

Katelyn Moore"I plan to utilize the many capabilities that pursuing a degree in Insurance Studies will provide," she said. "Someday I hope to be employed for a company that will allow me to work toward positions of leadership; I think that having the ability to advance in a place of employment is a significant quality."Moore knew she was interested in business and was looking to find a niche that suited her. "When I read about the new Insurance Studies Major on Kent State's website I knew it was the right choice," she said.  "I am very family-oriented, so being close to home has always been a priority of mine," Moore said. "I do not think there this a better industry for someone who plans to live and work in Ohio.

"Moore recalls a personal situation several years ago when the help of insurance agents was critical. "I was in middle school when our garage caught on fire and I remember there being
a gentleman who came to our house to take pictures of the damage, and another gentleman who my mother spoke to on the phone about replacing specific items, he knew all the details about our insurance policy and was able to assist us during the difficult time," she said. "Both men were very helpful to my family and I look forward to the day when I can help families in similar situations."

Kent State is the only private or public university in Northeast Ohio offering a degree that directly links to Ohio's growing insurance sector. By 2016, Ohio's insurance industry workforce is projected to grow by 7.1 percent. Additional employment opportunities also become available as an estimated 25 percent of the industry workforce plan on retiring by 2016.Our graduates will be qualified to pursue a career as a broker, claims examiner, loss prevention specialist, risk manager, underwriter, actuary, claims adjuster and more.

For more information on the new Bachelor's Degree in Insurance please visit www.col.kent.edu/insurance or 1-877-KENT-EDU.