Meet our SWIM (Sompo Women in Insurance Management) Scholar, Julia Newman
Where are you from?
I am from Hudson Valley, New York.
What do you enjoy most about High Point University?
At High Point University I enjoy being involved in various extracurricular activities and leadership roles around campus. Presently, I am an athlete on High Point University’s Division 1 track and field team, where I compete in javelin. In addition, I serve as the V.P. of Finance in High Point’s National Retail Federation Student Association (N.R.F.S.A.). Lastly, I also work as a Student Ambassador for High Point University. In this position, I help prospective students learn about the uniqueness of HPU and what makes our school extraordinary.
What are your aspirations after High Point University?
Once I graduate from HPU I plan to pursue a career in the insurance industry and work for a company I love. My goal is to find a company that allows me to grow personally and professionally and rise in leadership ranks, eventually earning the chance to become an executive within the company, possibly in the area of finance or sales.
What are your expectations from the SWIM program?
By participating in the SWIM program, I hope to gain valuable career knowledge, skills, and experience. I am excited to learn about the inner workings of the insurance industry, as well as what avenue within this field fits me best. Additionally, through the mentorship this program offers, I hope to develop the skills I need to excel in this career before I even begin. I am also excited to have the opportunity to help build this program for future generations; this is what delights me the most. Being able to use my experience to shape the program for future young ladies is an incredible opportunity that I am proud to be a part of. Lastly, I am enthusiastic about the overall experience I will gain from the program. With SOMPO having already invested so much in me, I am beyond grateful and thrilled to be a part of this journey and soon launch my career with this company.