February is the fourth annual Insurance Careers Month, sponsored by the Insurance Careers Movement. At RPS, we are proud to support this movement and its programs that inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. During the month of February, many different talent-related events will take place, including insurance industry leaders speaking to high school and college students, students visiting companies in the industry, networking opportunities, twitter chat sessions, an Emerging Leaders Conference, and a virtual career fair, among other events designed to attract the next generation of talent.
RPS is committed to cultivating talent with our Internship program. Each summer 400 interns participate in the program company-wide. We believe that interns play not only an invaluable role at RPS but are also the future leaders and lifeblood of our industry.
The RPS Internship Program runs nine weeks during the summer and offers college students the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals while getting on-the-job sales and professional development training. Our “Learning by Doing” philosophy gives interns an inside look into the full-time role of a producer or broker. The idea is that an intern gets to do what he or she would be doing full time. Interns get to meet with RPS leaders, participate in competitions and case studies, go on prospect meetings and client visits, work on proposals and marketing campaigns and much more. They also receive prospecting and communication training and one-on-one coaching and mentoring.
During the nine-week program, mentors are there to ensure that each intern is as successful as he or she can be. Our goal is to help them develop, grow and succeed while also enlightening them on the tremendous opportunities available with RPS and the insurance industry at large.
This is an exciting and purpose driven industry, one that allows you to make a positive impact on individuals, businesses, and communities around the world, and it’s growing! Globally, insurance is hiring and you can find a rewarding career right here!