“I feel like I’m leaving a community, not just a school. Whether or not you know every single person, you feel like you’re all part of the same thing.”
This May, Katie Boutin ’17 will be leaving Hawk Hill and joining McKee Risk Management in King of Prussia, where she’ll work as an Underwriter Trainee. While she’ll only be a few miles from SJU after graduation, the risk management and insurance major from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania knows that she’ll be leaving a lot behind.
“I haven’t really accepted that we’re graduating yet; it doesn’t seem real,” Boutin says. “I’m going to miss seeing the people I know at St. Joe’s every day.”
But Boutin, who is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma risk management and insurance fraternity and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, is confident that SJU, as well as her co-op with United States Liability Insurance, has prepared her for what’s next.
“I’ve learned a lot through my major, but I’ve learned the most in how I’ve grown professionally,” Boutin says. “I think St. Joe’s does a great job getting you ready to be in front of people. I’m excited to learn from even more experienced mentors in the insurance industry.”