The Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services partnered with InVESTa grassroots program that teams educators with representatives from the insurance industry to provide exposure for insurance career opportunities to students, to bring 25 underrepresented students from three Chicago area high schools to Illinois State for a campus visit May 5.

High school students from Ace Technical Charter, Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, and Thornton Township High School spent the day experiencing college life and getting an invaluable opportunity to network with insurance students and professionals. They ate lunch with Katie School students and heard testimonials on the benefits of pursuing a degree in insurance.

After stopping for a quick photo with Reggie Redbird, the students toured the Quad including the State Farm Hall of Business and also received important information on the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. Finally, representatives from Country Financial of various backgrounds chatted with students on the wide breadth of career opportunities available in the insurance industry.

“Katie School’s presentation opened my eyes to opportunities that wouldn’t have fallen in my lap,” said Antastasia Mirous, a Thornton Township High School student who was in attendance.