"When it came time for me to decide my career path, it really was an easy decision," says Isabelle Repinski, independent agent. "Now I can't see myself in any other career and I truly look forward to going to work every day."
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Growing up with my dad in the claims industry, I was immersed in the insurance world from a young age and saw what a truly great industry insurance is and all the different opportunities it can provide. When it came time for me to decide my career path, it really was an easy decision. Now I can't see myself in any other career and I truly look forward to going to work every day.
I gained my property-casualty license during my freshman year of college. I interned with a local personal lines agency throughout my four years in college. That all gave me a great foundation to build on.
Leadership in Gamma Iota Sigma?
Gamma Iota Sigma really gave me the opportunity to meet people and explore various parts of the industry and what it all has to offer—I ultimately found that the brokerage side is where my passion is. Now that I'm serving as the regional director for the Dallas-Fort Worth alumni chapter, I'm able to continue to build those industry relationships — just now it's in the real world instead of college.
Gen Z stereotypes?
Our generation has unfortunately developed some negative stereotypes. I think as a whole we're seen as being lazy, technology obsessed, and prone to push back on the more traditional ways of doing things. But I do believe the vast majority of us are really eager to start our careers and just want to bring new, innovative ideas to the table.
AnneMarie McPherson is IA news editor.