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Harry Vasilaras

Previous Enactus University: City

Current Role: Underwriter

Organisation: AIG

Whilst at Enactus City my role ranged from project member to VP of the team. I believe Enactus was important to get where I am today as it helped me improve on key skills required in the business world, as well as providing a means to showcase those skills through palpable, real-life examples. Throughout the graduate application process I found myself referring to Enactus on several occasions because of this, and feedback from recruiters was always positive. Enactus provides the perfect blend of providing value to others and personal growth.

I now work as an Underwriter at AIG within the financial institutions team. This means that I underwrite banks, asset managers, other insurance companies, stock brokers etc. When I first joined university I did not have a career in insurance in mind. However, I soon learnt that the industry had a lot to offer: stimulating and dynamic work, great work life balance and opportunities for career growth. I decided to apply to AIG as they are one of the largest insurance companies in the world with a known record of producing good talent through their training programs. After one year, I have undertaken a 3 week training programme in New York, worked with various business lines and regions and I now manage my own sets of accounts, liaising with brokers and clients daily.