A video marking the 10th anniversary of Travelers nationally recognized higher education program EDGE – Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment — is under consideration for corporate citizenship honors at the 2018 Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival.
The festival, now in its 10th year, showcases companies committed to driving positive change in local communities and around the world. Boston College invites the public to vote for one of the more than 70 entries in small, medium and large company categories through February 19th. The top three videos based on popular vote in each category will be reviewed by an industry panel to determine Best by Company Size, Fan Favorite and Best in Show winners.
Your vote in the large company category can help the Travelers EDGE video — featuring several Capital Community College alumni — advance the video to the judging panel.
The video “Travelers EDGE at 10” prominently features Capital Community College alumni and “captures the spirit of the program’s aim to successfully prepare underrepresented students to attain bachelor’s degrees and thrive in insurance or financial services careers.” It was a part of the program at the College Foundation’s 2017 Changing Live Gala that recognized Travelers with a community partnership award.
This year, there are more than 70 film festival entries from small, medium and large companies. The top three videos based on popular vote in each category will be reviewed by an industry panel to determine Best by Company Size, Fan Favorite and Best in Show winners.
How to Vote
- Visit the film festival website.
- Click the tab labeled Large Companies above the video thumbnails and scroll to the Travelers video entry at the bottom of the page (entries are listed alphabetically by company).
- Watch the video.
- Click the Vote button below the video.
Travelers launched its signature EDGE initiative at Capital in the 2007-2008 year as the “Crossroads to Careers” program. The insurer has provided grants and paid internships over a decade to associate degree students who have gone on to the baccalaureate and graduate programs and careers in the insurance sector. In partnership with Travelers, the Capital Career Advancement Program (CCAP) continues at Capital and other colleges and universities. Of the first 12 EDGE Scholars in 2008 enrolled at Capital, eight have moved on to careers at Travelers after completing their higher education degrees.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home, and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.