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Arne Gabrielsen

Arne Gabrielsen


Middle Market commercial accounts underwriter

Personal Information

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School: Northern Illinois University

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2004

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: CNA

Title: Middle Market commercial accounts underwriter

Industry: Insurance

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Risk assessment, portfolio management, internal and external sales

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP has helped me get every job I applied for after my internship by giving me a distinct advantage over my competitors.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

It helped me secure a job prior to graduation, and has since help me get several promotions for highly sought after positions within my company.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

How to work as a team to achieve maximum results.


What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Don't quit! I'm am sure as your cold calling, you might be thinking to yourself that this is nuts. Or as your on a no high pitch roof helping your guys meet a deadline. There were several times I thought about throwing in the towel. But I stuck through it and I have prospered because of it.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

My favorite memory is still going on as me and my painters who are also my friends still laugh about that summer and it was 9 years ago.

Last words of wisdom

Like I said earlier, put all of your effort into it and don't quit. It will be one of the biggest challenges you face in your early years, but will also be one of the most rewarding. Good luck and have fun!