BIN400 - Professional Issues in Insurance

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Subject Title
Professional Issues in Insurance

Subject Description
Professional Issues In Insurance. This subject will allow the student to gain an understanding of the roles and areas of specialty of the insurance sector and analyze the various professional and ethical issues that are commonly encountered. Resume preparation, interview skills and job search strategies will also be covered in this subject.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Business - Insurance Diploma Program offered by the School of Accounting and Financial Services.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Analyze personal, education and work experience and list current employability skills in terms of their relationship to relevant industry requirements and summarize in a resume/cover letter portfolio.

2. Develop an extensive job search strategy taking into consideration the hidden and advertised labour market by acquiring knowledge of various techniques for finding employment, such as: networking, the information interview, occupational and company research.

3. Identify and participate in a community networking opportunity such as a Job Fair, Trade Show, Information Interview, Professional Association Event, Job Shadow.

4. Create a career portfolio that will include documents relevant to personal, employment, academic and volunteer experiences for reference and impact in an interview.

5. Demonstrate understanding of the Canadian Insurance Industry and the factors that affect it.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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