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Allstate at Grace Hopper

Allstate is proud to return to Grace Hopper and continue moving on Women in Tech Initiatives

Allstate is returning to the Grace Hopper Celebration, this year in Houston, TX. We caught up with some of this year’s attendees to chat about Grace Hopper and what it means to them! Check out what they had to say:

Prachi is a first-time attendee and is excited to mingle with rising technology leaders. “In order to grow a strong technology organization, you need diversity. Women bring different ideas and new vision and Grace Hopper is a great place for us to meet women in technology who will help drive us forward!

Shaggy is attending for the second time and is looking forward to sharing Allstate opportunities. “A lot of attendees are really open to new opportunities and Allstate has something for everyone! If someone chooses Allstate as their next move, they’ll find teams of passionate and innovative thinkers that are committed to our digital transformation. New employees will be excited to see the high-tech labs and upbeat environment that we’ve fostered.

Angelika was recruited to join our Technology Development Program during Grace Hopper just two years ago! She’s excited to be returning as an Allstate employee. “Allstate is truly a company that embodies diversity! Their tangible commitment to supporting and developing women in IT is the reason I joined the company.”

Chakita will be returning to Grace Hopper for the second year in a row. “We all know the low, disturbing numbers and research when it comes to women leading and being in tech.  We are answering the call by addressing this issue head on by having strategic partnerships with organizations like AnitaB.org that produces GHC.  This helps us to live into one of our core values of Inclusion and Diversity which represents our diverse company culture, agents and customers.”

Make sure to stop by our booth during the career expo to learn more about Allstate opportunities. Not attending, but interested in joining our tech team? Check out our open roles now.

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Finding Allstate Talent at ALPFA

Attending ALPFA to Build Connections

In August, Allstate attended the 2018 ALPFA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Allstate was represented by nine team members from Human Resources, Inclusive Diversity, Sales Distribution, Independent Agency, Claim Reserves, and Data, Discovery, and Decision Science.

Allstaters participated in attracting talent, professional development and purposeful networking. With nearly 100 attendees at the Allstate-sponsored workshop featuring Dr. Robert Rodriguez and Allstate leaders speaking on a panel, Allstate was connecting with participants at every turn.

Becky, a member of Allstate Leadership Development Program, attended on behalf of Allstate and had this to say about her experience:

“This year I had the honor of representing Allstate at the 2018 ALPFA National Convention. ALPFA has been an organization near and dear to my heart since my freshman year of college and it, ultimately, led me to Allstate. I am proud to work for a company that supports the mission of organizations like ALPFA.

At this year’s convention Allstaters got to network and learn from local and national leaders of the organization. This enabled us to better understand the direction of ALPFA and how Allstate plays a role in their story. We also had several opportunities to discuss diversity recruiting best practices with other leaders across other Fortune 100 companies. Allstate offered an intriguing workshop, led by Dr. Robert Rodriguez, around latinx executive leadership and his findings after interviewing 20 latinxs at the c-suite level. We also had the opportunity to meet and interview bright candidates during the career fair.

Allstate had a strong presence throughout the convention. We look forward to continuing to partner with ALPFA as we support the latinx community and bring top talent to Allstate.”

Check out our events page to see where else we’re heading or view our open roles to apply today.

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Exploring Investments Through Rotations

Kalpit’s Investments Journey

Kalpit is a member of our Investments Development Program (IDP), a three-year rotational program within the Investments department of Allstate. He is currently in his third year of the program and is working on the Risk and Return team for Allstate Investments as an Associate Analyst.

“Right now, I’m splitting my time between two sub-teams within Risk and Return, Risk Management and Quantitative Research. With risk, I help stay on top of current events to figure out how policy and events happening around the world (i.e. trade wars) will impact an industry we are invested in and ultimately our investment portfolio. In quant, I’m helping develop processes to pull in large amounts of data, make it understandable and make it usable. There’s a big push in the investments industry to be able to make this happen and Allstate wants to be on the forefront,” Kalpit says of his current work. Kalpit only took a few programming classes in college so this is a new, exciting space for him to be learning in. “I’m currently learning Python. The IDP has truly invested time in teaching me and developing my skills so I can not only help the business but grow professionally.”

 Kalpit graduated in 2015 from University of Illinois Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Like many recent graduates of college, he was not sure what he wanted to do in his career. When the opportunity at Allstate came up, he knew the chance to get into the Investments department and to be able to rotate to different teams was a fantastic opportunity to grow professionally. After meeting with four leaders who clearly communicated how committed they were to the IDP, Kalpit was excited to accept an offer to join the team.

 Starting on the public fixed income side of Investments and then rotating to the Opportunistic Investments team, Kalpit says his rotations exposed him to aspects of the investments world that he didn’t even know existed. “Allstate comes off as just an insurance company but honestly, when I got here, the first thing I learned was how forward-looking we are. I think it’s really rare for an insurance company to be as innovative as Allstate is,” he says. For the IDP in particular, Kalpit himself is on the forefront of the program. As one of the first two IDP participants, Kalpit is grateful that it’s continuing to gain attention. “The IDP is specialized and focused and it truly sets you up for success. I’ve been able to learn so much and meet so many smart, talented, reputable people and I don’t think I would have built such meaningful relationships anywhere else,” he says.

Ready to join a growing group of upcoming Investments leaders? Check out our rotational programs and apply to the best one for you today.