Gizem Kocak,licensed insurance agent representing AFLAC
According to the career site CareerBliss.com, is based on analysis from more than 45,000 employee generated reviews between 2012 and 2013, New York City is not the among the top 10 happiest cities for young professionals. But every year thousands of young people try to find a way in their career in New York City. Some of them have made their way to the top of the corporate ladder quicker than most. Some of them are just giving up. As a young Turkish-Americans in finance industry, Gizem A. Kocak grew up in Rochester, then moved to a very small town with one stop light and a population of probably just shy of 1000 people. Now she is working hard to be successful in New York City. “I’ve always wanted to live in NYC and I knew that I wanted to be surrounded by people and enjoy a fast paced life. I learned a lot from being in a small town, and most of what I learned was about myself,” she says. His grandfather came to the U.S. in 1988 as a tailor and his entire family worked for Hickey Freeman, a manufacturer of suits for men and boys, based in Rochester, New York, and founded in 1899. Gizem is the third generation of the family and now she works for American Family Life Assurance Company, Aflac, largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. Her goal is making a difference in her community, making a difference in other people’s lives, and making a difference in her life. Young professional talked to TurkofAmerica.