Alumni Spotlight: Jay Senior

Jay Senior

Jay Senior (he/him)

Major: PSY BS (Spring 2020)
Position: Sales Rotational Agent
Employer: UnitedHealthcare

What is your work like? What are your duties?

Assist customers in choosing the best Medicare plan for them

How would you say your psychology degree has helped you with your current job?

Having an understanding of how people think and behave when presented with options is really helpful in helping customers choose the best fit in terms of an insurance plan. Especially with Medicare plans, which are for seniors/retirees, there are so many options to choose from, so being able to quickly identify what someone wants in their plan is essential to success.

In what way has your major complemented your current job?

Not many people who choose a sales role have a background in Psychology or the liberal arts in general, so I think I bring a unique perspective to my sales team and the work that we do.

How did you find your current position? Please include any resources you may have used (UMN or otherwise)

I signed up for an interview at the UMN Career Fair! 

What advice do you have for our current psych students and recent grads?

Go to as many career fairs as you can. It's great practice in learning how to network and make connections with future employers. Additionally, if you have time to pick up a job while you go to school, do it. My experience in working at a call center for over half of my college career really boosted my resume and showed that I have valuable communication skills.

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