09 Mar Team Insights – Q&As with Stephanie Luciani
This month we welcome our new team member and Insurance Graduate Stephanie Luciani to the Carollo Horton team. In this team insights we caught up with Stephanie to learn more about her role at Carollo Horton, why she chose a career in the insurance industry, her goal for 2022 and what she likes to do in her spare time.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your new role at Carollo Horton.
I was recently employed with Carollo Horton as part of their Graduate Insurance Program. Over the last few years, Carollo Horton have been a big supporter of the Fuse Future Insure Graduate Program and are committed to hiring one graduate per year. It is a great program that gives the opportunity for graduates to start a career in the insurance industry. I was lucky enough to be selected this year.
My main role now is working as an Assistant Accounts Executive for my CEO, Giuseppe Carollo. My role is to assist Giuseppe in helping to process new quotes for either existing or prospective clientele but also renewing current policies that we have at the brokerage.
Why did you choose a career in insurance?
I recently graduated from Deakin University (Bachelor of Education specialising in Primary Education with a major in Disability Studies). As you can see, my degree is completely unlike the insurance industry which makes it so random but also quite fascinating. During the pandemic, I managed to set up a small company where I specialise in retailing niche children and baby décor products. As much as the pandemic did throw a lot of curve balls my way, I was able to turn this negative experience into one that was quite positive and, in some ways, life changing.
I was able to not only grow but develop a newfound fondness for Business/E-Commerce/Marketing.
I was able to discover newfound interests and skills that were brought to the surface that I never knew I had prior. Starting this business introduced me to the Insurance World as I got in contact with a lot of brokers and really liked their approach to building positive relationships with me as their prospective client. I then stumbled across the Fuse Recruitment Future Insure Graduate Program and within a week, I was offered the role with Carollo Horton & Associates!!
What’s been your highlight so far, working at Carollo Horton?
Getting to know and working with the amazing team at Carollo Horton. My other highlight is to be able to confidently initiate new quotes for clients on my own and doing it to a good standard.
What are your goals for 2022?
My main goal would be to learn as much as I can about the industry so that I am able to become a mini expert in the key areas within the business.
Outside of work, what are some things you like to do?
Outside of work I love to spend time with loved ones, eat amazing food, drink/party and hopefully one day, travel the world.