Appalachian Risk Management & Insurance Majors Attend 2018 Westfield College Days

Three Appalachian State University Risk Management & Insurance majors, Pedro Segundo, Tristan Pike and Brittany Patrick, participated in the Fall 2018 Westfield College Days on November 7-9.  While on Westfield’s Ohio campus, the students met with the company’s leaders, networked with other Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) majors from across the country, and learned more about internships and professional opportunities within Westfield.

“I had such a wonderful experience attending the 2018 Westfield College Days in Ohio,” said AppState RMI Senior Brittany Patrick.   “The event broadened my scope of Westfield Insurance Company as well as the industry.  I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend such an inspiring event.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to share more about the insurance industry with students from 12 different RMI programs across the nation,” adds Andrew Farver, University Relations Manager with Westfield.    “It’s rewarding to not only show them what Westfield has to offer, but also to see them build a network with the peers they meet at this event!  It’s a privilege to host App State students from one of the most reputable RMI programs in the country.”    For more information about Westfield, or to learn about internship/career opportunities, please visit their website:

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(L – R, Pedro Segundo, Tristan Pike and Brittany Patrick in front of the Westfield Inn) 

About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center

The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business enhances the academic experience by providing space and staff to assist risk management and insurance majors with networking, job placement preparation and contact with faculty members outside the classroom. It provides students opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs, and invites industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations. It also fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of continuing education programs and helps educate the public about the insurance industry. The Brantley Center Learn more at


Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the seventh largest in the country. The college's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, founded in 1988 with support from the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, supports research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs, and facilitates interaction between students, faculty and the professionals in the insurance industry. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For more information about the center, visit

Published: Nov 27, 2018 12:23pm