"Overdraft" Symposia Series
Travelers Edge Professional Development Institute
January 11, 2013
In January 2013, the Travelers Institute was honored to host a special installment of the “Overdraft” University Symposia Series during the Travelers EDGE Professional Development Institute, a week-long seminar series for college students focusing on leadership development and professional growth. Travelers EDGE: Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment, seeks to increase college enrollment of underrepresented students and prepare them for careers in insurance and financial services by providing professional development, internship and mentorship opportunities. The “Overdraft” screening culminated the intensive seminar series for 50 students from Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Morgan State University and the University of Connecticut. Students asked insightful questions about personal savings for retirement, unemployment, job prospects and the role of small business in job creation. In particular, students discussed the importance of education surrounding the national debt and ways they could spread the word on their own college campuses. Click for a full summary.
- Jessica Legnos, Executive Director, Travelers Institute, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
- Moderator – David S. Fearon, Professor of Management and Organization, Central Connecticut State University
- Linda Klein, Professor of Finance, University of Connecticut
- Lisa Frank, Associate Professor of Finance, Central Connecticut State University