“My job offer was a culmination of the past four years at St. Joe’s where I’ve built so many relationships that have really fostered my growth as a student, as a friend, as an aspiring professional. I wouldn’t have received it without the support of the people around me.”
London, New York, Bermuda. For SJU graduating senior Morgan Bui, these locations aren’t just travel destinations, they are global markets that she will have the opportunity to work in through her new position at international insurance company Validus, beginning this summer.
The finance and risk management & insurance double major was offered a job after executives witnessed a presentation she gave during her Property and Casualty course. According to Bui, Validus generally only hires highly experienced professionals due to the firm’s specialized industry.
However, company executives were so impressed with the senior’s presentations at their London and Bermuda offices that they offered her a position in March.
“To be surrounded by the top 10 percent of a firm and be actively recruited is humbling,” says Bui. “I feel very thankful that the firm is willing to invest their time and energy to mentor and train me.”
Bui will take a position at the New York Office of Validus in the World Trade Center where she will spend the next one and a half to two years as an underwriter trainee developing various types of insurance policies. She will have the opportunity to rotate throughout the company’s numerous international locations such as London, England; Pembroke, Bermuda; Sydney, Australia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Fairfax, Virginia, native has been an orientation leader, the executive vice president of SJU’s risk management & insurance fraternity Gamma Iota Sigma, a member of SJU’s co-ed business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and a Summer Scholar. She is also a member of the Spencer team, an SJU risk management & insurance group that recently earned first place in a national case competition at the annual Risk Management Society (RIMS) Conference and Exhibition.
A full profile about Bui is available on the SJU News website.