UT's Career Services Wins GEICO Award

Published: Jun 4, 2009
GEICO, one of the largest insurance companies in the country, awarded The University of Tampa’s Career Services Office with the 2008 Partnership Excellence Award on May 27.

The Partnership Excellence Award recognizes those individuals who, through partnerships with GEICO, demonstrate their dedication, customer focus and fanatical service. The award is only given to a few select schools across the nation, and is signed by Tony Nicely, chairman of the GEICO Corp., and George Rogers, regional vice president.

The University of Tampa has worked with GEICO for close to 10 years, and has provided them with many opportunities to interact with students in an informal setting, such as job and internship fairs. GEICO has sponsored speakers for the annual etiquette dinner for the past five years, and the company donated an iPod last spring to present to a student who came professionally dressed to a career expo. The regional recruiter has also done résumé critiques for the students before job fairs, and has given class presentations, workshops and mock interviews.

As a result of the partnership, several UT alumni have been hired by the company, and many have moved into managerial positions.

For more information, contact Tim Harding at (813) 258-7281 tharding@ut.edu. Visit Career Services at www.ut.edu/career.