My life is pretty much school at this point, much like last year. The only difference is instead of constantly thinking about co-op jobs I’m wondering about full-time employment. I’ve been doing lots of networking all year to make the process easier. I’m not sure if it’s helping but even if it’s not at the moment, the insurance industry in Canada is small so it is a good idea to be friendly with as many people as you can.
I’m finding the classes this semester to be challenging. Not because they are difficult; they are very dry and boring. Bodily Injury is the most interesting since it’s anatomy and treatment of injuries for claims handling. But each chapter bombards you with pages and pages of definitions and a couple paragraphs on potential common injuries and their treatment (always drugs first!). So it’s very heavy on the “X is a …”, “Y is a …” for at least an hour each time we talk about it. Snoozefest, no matter how interesting I find it. My ADD can’t handle that very well.
To mix things up I’ve been tutoring the first-year students since September. Mostly they want advice for the program and how to study for the CIP exams. Especially this semester now that they’ve had their first CIP and have a better idea of what they are in for. Property insurance is understandably freaking them out.