Gannon Student Accepted Into Highly Competitive Summer Internship Program
Posted: March 3, 2015
Perhaps it was inevitable that Carly Vicary would gravitate
toward a career in the insurance industry. Her sister works at
Erie's Vicary Insurance Agency, their father's firm.
But Vicary, a senior risk management major at Gannon University,
has more than family connections propelling her career. She is the
recipient of a summer internship and stipend from the National
Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO), a
professional trade association representing the surplus lines
insurance industry and the wholesale insurance distribution
With more than 700 member firms from 1,500 offices, NAPSLO has
broad national reach, but only 15 students are selected for the
organization's internship program, none from a university with an
enrollment as small as Gannon's.
The presence of a risk management major in the University's
Dahlkemper School of Business gives Gannon a profile
disproportionate to its size. Gannon is the only university in the
region to incorporate environmental science into the risk
management curriculum. Assessing the risk of losses due to changes
in the environment is an increasingly urgent interest of the
Vicary hopes to use the opportunity to find her place in that
industry. "I want to get the feel of different aspects of the
insurance industry and I know that this internship will be perfect
for achieving this," Vicary said.
Though she doesn't yet know which area will capture her
interest, Vicary can pretty much count on a job without delay. More
than half the participants in the NAPSLO internship program had job
offers by the end of their nine-week summer program.
And that's a proposition that's virtually risk-free.