Irena Lewicka, Scholarship Recipient

» Posted on May 24, 2012 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Q: What made you interested in a career in insurance?
I was always deeply interested in a career with in insurance industry. Through years I learned how important insurance is in every aspect, how much we need to be protected, and has a peace of mind.

Q: Please describe how the scholarship has made a difference to you.
I am excited to work out with the course and having this opportunity provided new way of my new future outlook in a possible new career.  It is very much financial help as in this time I wouldn’t be able to afford myself to purchase the course.

Q: Previous work experience. Tell us a little about your background ‘before’ becoming interested in the insurance industry.
I thought of a career in insurance industry before I enter into car sale. While being a successful sales person I learned that if I was able to challenge my skills in any sales I would be great in selling a specific product as the insurances. I am the kind of person that would like to help individuals with their right decision, I experienced that I am careful and paying attention for details, also I do enjoy remembering the way insurance works; rules and regulations.

Q: What you found most valuable about being a recipient of the Canadian Insurance Scholarship Program (what was good/what was an advantage of being part of the program, as opposed to doing this on your own?).
The course provided on line is very convenient as I can enter and study regardless where I am; at home, office, library etc. It is very informative, very understanding chapters, I can also go back as many times I would like, return to a different chapters repeatedly and study over and over to remember the context.

Q: What would you say has been the biggest challenge of the program, and becoming an insurance professional?
I am in the middle of the course and I enjoyed very much studying. I experienced that I would need to familiarize myself with the new chapters and try to remember as much as I can. Certainly it is very interesting subject and it is suitable to my personality as everything what I am learning it make a sense.

Q: Words of advice’ you may give to anyone who may be considering a new career in insurance.
If someone has a deep interest in insurances – they should take an existing opportunity and try to apply for the scholarship. It is awesome opportunity.

Q: Word to Sponsors’ (what would you like to say to prospective sponsors/industry leaders regarding sponsoring the Scholarship Program or otherwise).
I do appreciate very much that you gave me this opportunity. I will try to do my best in my study to be correctly prepared for the exam and obtain the license. If I would be lucky to enter into insurance industry and work for a while, I would probably take higher levels of CAIB in future, try to upgrade my skills and knowledge and become a great insurance professional.

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