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Financial Services/Insurance

Jobs in this field are part of a risk management continuum.  Insurance offers protection against financial losses resulting from illness, accidents, natural catastrophes, or other causes.  Financial services provide planning and products for reaching monetary goals, such as sending children to college or enjoying a secure retirement.  Roles include agents or brokers, who impart advice and sell policies; claims adjusters, who investigate claims and negotiate settlements; actuaries, who estimate the probability and cost of coverable events; and, underwriters, who calculate risk, establish rates, and write policies.

Related Majors at MSU

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Agribusiness Management

College of Business: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Marketing

James Madison College: Internationals Relations, Political Economy Specialization

College of Natural Science: Actuarial Specialization, Mathematics, Statistics & Probability

College of Social Science: Economics

Students from a broad range of majors (from colleges such as Arts & Letters) often develop key skills through coursework and experience that prepares them for careers in this field.

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Sample of employers who often recruit MSU students for internships and full-time positions

  • Bloomberg
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Greenstone Farm Credit Services
  • Jackson National Life
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Plante & Moran
  • Reimann Group
  • State Farm
  • Wells Fargo

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