Cigna Holds Info Session about TECDP Program

Eastern grad Brittany Noonan ’17, a business analyst at Cigna, addresses a crowd of Eastern students interested in IT fields.

Cigna representatives who previously attended Eastern came to campus on Sept. 18 to host an information session about the Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP), an on-campus collaboration between Eastern and Cigna that often serves as a pipeline to full-time employment. Assistance was provided by the Business Information Systems — Association of Information Technology Professionals Student Chapter.

The session began with an introduction of representatives, all of whom interned at Cigna while at Eastern. The event proceeded with a short presentation about Cigna, detailing the company’s goals, employee benefits, community engagement and the company’s hopes for the future.

TECDP offers many opportunities to students and young professionals looking to get into the biz-tech fields of IT. They brought out the five current TECDP areas of focus: digital, security, agile, analytics and networking.

The session was a special opportunity for Eastern students to learn more about the career options available to them at Cigna in Connecticut, with potential rotations around the globe. Cigna provided pizza and soda for the event, along with merchandise such as water bottles, band aids and pencils.