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Empowering Heroes at The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

By Ted Digges, Captain, SC, USN (Ret.) | November 14, 2017

After 15 years in the Navy, I was planning my next steps as I re-entered civilian life. I was interested in a career in financial services, and I was even taking distance learning classes at The American College to gain the appropriate certifications. Then 9/11 happened…

Love the Legacy: Reflections on the Life of Significance Award

By Jenna Jones | October 31, 2017

I was honored to be the recipient of Penn Mutual’s Life of Significance award for this year. I had no idea I had even been nominated by my coach until I got the phone call while at rugby practice. I’ve since read the amazing bios of the other nominees, and I’m humbled to have even been nominated.

Social Media for the Small Business

By Amy McIlwain | August 8, 2017

We live in the era of social media. It pervades our lives, shaping it in ways we hardly recognize. Small business owners may hear “they need to be on social media,” but they often don’t know where to start or what to do. Here are five simple steps to getting started with social media.

The Value of Succession Planning in an Emergency

By Robert J. Tuzzo | June 7, 2017

A comprehensive and well-thought succession plan saved my business when I suffered a medical emergency. While there were no explicit provisions in the succession plan that covered such things, all the components of the process worked to provide my firm’s clients continuity of service while I was incapacitated in the hospital.

The Travis Manion Foundation: Instilling Character in the Next Generation of Leaders

By Ryan Manion | May 23, 2017

The idea of character education is something that’s desperately needed in our society, and the idea also resonates with the veterans. One of the biggest challenges facing many veterans is losing that sense of feeling connected to something bigger than themselves. Many of the veterans in Travis Manion Foundation programs have found that working with kids and teaching them about what it means to be a leader is an avenue to regain that connection.

Hitting the Trifecta: Drexel Students Study How to Reinvent Life Insurance for Millennials

By Cassandra Vidal | May 16, 2017

I am a student at Drexel University. Our class paired up with Penn Mutual to address three business challenges the company was facing. My team was assigned the first challenge: The Language of Life Insurance, changing the way people talk about life insurance, with a focus on reaching millennials and Generation Z.

Reflections on the Growth of Women’s Rugby

By Kristen Thomas | February 21, 2017

I have been thinking a lot recently about my journey in rugby and the overall rise of women’s rugby in the United States. As I reflect upon the last several years, I realize that we women have accomplished a lot. For the first time ever, women’s rugby was in the Olympics, and women’s rugby is now tabbed an NCAA Emerging Varsity Sport. Most importantly, however, thousands of girls are picking up a rugby ball.

My Experience Playing Rugby at the Rio Olympics

By Madison Hughes | December 27, 2016

The growth of collegiate rugby and the return to the Olympics have given us great visibility, but I believe it is the growth of youth rugby in the U.S. that we must focus on, as this will increase the level of play at all levels.

The Seven Ps that Will Change Your Life

By John Laurito | November 2, 2016

Success is all about the small differences. Most people think being a top performer means you have to do things two, to three or four times better than average, which is simply not true. I was recently asked to speak with our Penn Mutual interns as part of their training curriculum. Here is what I told them about planning for success.

For Women, Networking is Critical for Career Success

By Susan Cooper | October 4, 2016

Whether you are a college student looking to land your dream job, a successful professional positioning yourself for that big promotion, or a career changer ready to make a major career change, there is no doubt that NETWORKING has a huge impact on your ultimate success. Unfortunately, many women are at a disadvantage.