JA Job Shadow – Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Virtual JA Job Shadow Overview

Below you will find the overview for the virtual JA Job Shadow at Philadelphia Insurance Companies. During the next few hours, you should complete steps 1 and 2. You should watch at least TWO videos from step 3, but JA encourages you to watch all Deep Dive videos. Lastly, check out some of the supporting documents that Philadelphia Insurance Companies have provided.

Before starting any of the videos, you should open your virtual JA Job Shadow Student Guide. This is where you can take notes throughout these videos and take the most away from this experience. For this event, please complete the full student guide document. The only section that should be skipped over is called “Scenario Challenge.” Remember – if you hear any terms or words that you are not familiar with, write those down! You can then review the additional documents the company has sent over to see if they cover those words you don’t know. If they don’t, it is your turn to do your own research!

Now let’s get started!

Step 1 – Company Overview: For more than 55 years, headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, Philadelphia Insurance Companies have provided value-add coverages and services for select industries across the United States. Our commitment to excellence and financial strength sets us apart from other companies. We are a group of high achievers, committed to delivering innovative products and unsurpassed service to niche insurance markets. By maintaining a disciplined approach to business, we provide greater security for our policyholders and superior value for our shareholders. We believe that integrity and mutual respect are the foundation of long-term and fulfilling relationships with our employees, customers, and business partners.

Below you will find a few resources to help kick off this virtual event! Check out more details about what Philadelphia Insurance Companies are all about by clicking their website. Once you have done a bit more research, head over to the company overview and tour, led by our Philadelphia Insurance Companies volunteers. 

Step 2 – Department Deep Dives: You’ve now heard a high level overview of what possible job opportunities are available at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, but what do each of these department’s and employee’s days look like? Several of our volunteers have recorded a video to walk you through their days, give a feel for what their job entails, and provide additional context about their overall career journey! Click on the link below to watch the Deep Dive video. 

  • Department Deep Dives
    • Marketing Department 
      • Patrick Brogan – Sr. Marketing Representative, Marketing
    • Underwriting Department
      • Rachel Rairdin – Corporate Underwriting Manager
      • John Machisic – Underwriter, Small Business Unit
      • Deaundria Stevenson – Underwriting Supervisor II
    • Account Management Department 
      • Luke Bewley – Account Associate Supervisor 
      • Eron Mason – Regional Account Manager 
    • Claims Department 
      • Taliah Sesay – Data Entry Clerk
      • Katherine Marbach – Insurance Claims Assistant
    • Customer Service Department 
      • Latisha McWhite – Sr. Policy Administrator Analyst 
    • Risk Management Services Department 
      • Hannah Speciale – Risk Management Consultant  
    • Human Resources Department 
      • Nicole Giguere – Human Resources Business Partner

Step 4 – Additional Resources: Congratulations! You have just finished our virtual JA Job Shadow! It wouldn’t be an actual event if you didn’t get some handouts! Below are some additional resources provided by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. They give you a bit more information on what they do at their office and also provide some more context on some of the things mentioned throughout the videos.  

Questions? If you have any questions about what you saw during the videos or questions for any of the volunteers that spoke, please provide those to your teacher. Your teacher can then provide those questions to their JA representative.

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