VCIA is lucky to have not just one conference summer intern this year, but two! We, like the rest of the industry, are putting in a big effort to find and engage the next generation of captive talent. That’s where our interns come in. One grew up in Vermont and decided to move to the Midwest for college (go Hawkeyes!); the other grew up in the Bluegrass State and fell in love with Vermont and the University of Vermont. These 2 are contributing in a major way to make your experience and the #VCIA2023 conference a success. Please meet VCIA Interns John O’Rourke and Marguerite Jouet!
University of Iowa Class of 2024 with a major in finance, John comes to VCIA as our technology intern. He is ready to troubleshoot any technology issues if needed, and he plays a big role in updating our conference app for attendees to use. On a sidenote, the app is humming along and should be ready for your use in mid July, so you can start networking with other attendees before the conference!
Last year John visited London and took a course on international finance. There, he toured the impressive offices of Lloyd’s of London, and when he learned about an opening at VCIA, he connected the dots to just how big the captive industry is in his home state. “It’s incredible,” John said, “discovering this global power of insurance right at my doorstep. I’m so excited to give it my all to make the conference a great experience for everyone.”
Marguerite joins VCIA as our event management intern and she works closely with VCIA’s Director of Education Diane Leach in perfecting the details of the conference. She studies marketing and data analytics with a concentration in global business at UVM, and last semester she went to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona for an amazing study abroad experience.
Marguerite has already been a valuable staff member to VCIA as she’s done outreach to the Burlington Business Bureau and contacted city restaurants to provide information about our conference, demonstrating the great opportunity coming for them! Another sidenote: you will find some restaurants will have flyer with our logo on their window – please support these eateries! This was a great idea hatched by Marguerite. Says Marguerite, “It’s been wonderfully eye-opening to witness how a conference is created from scratch and all the planning that goes into it for a successful event. I’m so happy to be a part of it and can’t wait to see it all come to fruition in August!”
Whether emailing them or meeting them at #VCIA2023, please give John and Marguerite a warm welcome! And remember, book your lodging and register for the conference today!