Recruiting and investing in top talent includes those new to the workforce. Today, we celebrate their voice to help us be recognized as one of the 2021 Best Employers for New Graduates by Forbes.
“We post up to 1,000 entry-level positions each year,” said Kimberly Bowen, vice president of Global Talent Management. “Recent college graduates make a significant impact to our business success, and I’m proud that we offer competitive programs, benefits and resources to help them succeed.”
From our summer to year-round internship programs, variety of full-time positions, to various leadership development programs, Unum provides a wide variety of avenues for talent to start their career.
Jonathon Polcari started his career as a Unum Scholar while he attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He then transitioned into a full-time position as an Accounting and Finance Development Associate after graduation.
“Unum has been a great place to work thanks to the wide range of opportunities and projects I immediately became involved with,” said Jonathon. “The constant opportunity to learn and improve coupled with the support of my team is what keeps my work exciting and fulfilling.”
Unum also provides competitive work perks that attract young talent. These include things like:
- Our flexible work environment
- Generous paid time off
- Robust learning and development offerings and mentorships
- Comprehensive benefits including defined contributions, tuition reimbursement and the Student Debt Relief Program
- A commitment to supporting our local communities, environmental responsibility, and social justice
For Erica Mijon, an enrollment communications specialist in Columbia, Unum’s response to the events of 2020 continue to make a positive impact to her transition to a full-time role after graduating from the University of South Carolina. “I really appreciate Unum’s response to COVID-19 and the need for social justice reform. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Unum recognized the need for hard conversations and diversity across the business.”
Erica’s experience not only impacts her career journey, but the encouragement of others to consider Unum as well. “I recommend Unum to other new grads as a place to start their career. It’s hard to beat the starting salary and plethora of benefits, the intelligent and respectable people I work with, and progressive culture.”
The Best Employers for New Graduates list was put together based on a independent survey of over 20,000 U.S. young professionals who were asked about safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts and company image. They were also asked respondents how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others, and to nominate organizations outside of their own. The final list includes 250 companies that received the most recognitions. Unum ranked at 79.
Learn more about Unum’s early career opportunities on our career site.