Pizza My Mind Presented by Kinsale Insurance

On February 3rd, the CNU department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering had the pleasure of welcoming representatives from Kinsale Insurance to present at Pizza My Mind. Kinsale is a Richmond based insurance company that specializes in policies standard carriers won’t cover, such as coverage for ax throwing ranges or drones.

Kinsale’s recruiting manager, Corky Ford, and technical lead, Kevin Mark, came from Richmond to discuss how Kinsale uses IT as a strategic advantage in the insurance industry. The IT department at Kinsale is composed of Infrastructure, Data, Architecture, Product and App Development. All developers are full stack, meaning that they work both backend (Java) and frontend development.

Corky Ford presents on behalf of Kinsale

Pizza my Mind also welcomed two CNU students who spoke about their experiences as interns at Kinsale. Santi Vallejo was part of a team of application development interns and Sarah Benton worked as a product intern where she was able to iteratively develop a new knowledge management system. Both interns spoke in depth about the friendly atmosphere and the impact of the agile environment at Kinsale.

Kinsale is looking to hire 5 interns to work in person during the summer of 2022. There are internship opportunities in app development (Java), infrastructure (Windows and Sharepoint) and business analysis. Eligible interns should ideally be upcoming spring 2023 or December 2022 graduates. Kinsale was able to offer all five interns from the summer of 2021 full time positions upon their graduation! Visit https://www.kinsaleins.com/ for more information. 

Thank you to Corky Ford, Kevin Mark, Sarah Benton, and Santi Vallejo for taking the time to speak with us about opportunities at Kinsale Insurance.

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