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How 2012 Grads Can Prepare for a Career in Insurance IT

As Insurance & Technology’s new report on the Top 11 Schools for Insurance Technology Talent reveals, today’s students graduate from college with impressive training, skills and credentials. But do they have other capabilities – such as common sense, creativity, empathy, a sense of adventure -- that are essential to success in the business technology world? And what can they do to gain these kinds of skills and insights? Here is some of the best advice provided to the college g
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1. Understand How the Universe Works

I studied physics and business, because in order to do these things you need to know how the universe works and how the economy works and you also need to be able to bring people together to create something. It's very difficult to create something as individuals if it's a significant technology.

— Elon Musk, co-founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal, in his address to the 2012 graduates of Caltech

Source: Caltech

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio

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