You’ve Graduated – Now What?

You’ve finished your studies; you have that diploma in hand and now the real work begins – finding a job!  Join our host Ilana Kauffman in a conversation with Cindi Burleson and Katie Gurnett about the things you should do, have, and think about when looking for that perfect job.  They’ll discuss networking, skills, internships and so much more!  In fact, there is so much information, you will want to listen to this podcast more than once to take it all in, and help you be successful in your job search!

Featuring: Cindi Burleson, Lecturer/Director of the Center for Insurance & Risk Management, University of Central Arkansas
Katie Gurnett, Compliance Manager, Government & Industry, Physicians Mutual

Hosted by: Ilana Kauffman, Director of Compliance, Wysh Life and Health Insurance Company

Cindi Burleson is currently a lecturer and Director of the Center for Insurance & Risk Management studies at the University of Central Arkansas.  Prior to this, she was the Director of Compliance and Risk Management for a national pet insurance agency.  Cindi has a BS in Economics, an MBA and numerous industry designations.

Katie Gurnett is the Compliance Manager of Advertising for Physicians Mutual insurance Company and has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years.  She has experience with property and casualty, life, annuity and health products from inception to marketing.  Katie’s Advertising Review team is responsible for reviewing all company advertising for compliance and working with state insurance departments to gain approval.  She is a Past President of AICP and has held many positions within the organization.  Katie is a seasoned presenter for seminars for AICP and the Society of Actuaries.  She has been a guest lecturer for Creighton University and College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.  She has a B.S. in Math and MBA from Creighton University, as well as numerous industry designations.

Ilana Kauffman is an experienced Insurance Compliance Professional with a background in both the P&C and LAH arena, working to build compliance programs, manage corporate governance, develop products and expand the business into new territories. Ilana is currently the Director of Compliance for Wysh Life and Health Insurance Company, an Insurtech specializing in term life insurance.

Since joining the AICP, Ilana has volunteered for the Brand & Marketing Committee and is currently an active member of the Student Engagement Committee and Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Ilana Kauffman graduated Cum Laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Media, Culture and Communications. She lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and 3 boys: 2 human and 1 K9. In her free time enjoys taking her kids to the park and drinking pumpkin coffee.