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Jon Raftis

Vaughan Young Alumni Board member talks about how the Vaughan Institute prepared him for his first job. Read more...

The Impact Zone

Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of
Risk Management and Insurance

Jon Raftis
"Get involved! Get as much as you can out of opportunities beyond what is required to graduate."

Jonathan Jaeger, BBA 2012
Commercial Accounts Underwriter
Travelers Insurance, West Des Moines


Read more profiles: Jon Raftis, Jaclyn Johnson, Erin Wonsmos, Brian Appleton, Nick Waggoner, Joe Halleran

Risk management and insurance (RMI) is a vital and growing segment of our economy and essential to the economic health of Iowa and the nation. Employment demands are high and the industry is dynamic and changing rapidly. The Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance is devoted to providing University of Iowa students with the necessary skills to make a difference in the workplace and to serving the employment needs of this highly respected industry.

The Vaughan Institute offers a variety of programs that lay the groundwork for a rewarding career. The keystone of the program is the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate, which covers a variety of topics and ensures that undergraduate students have the needed knowledge for the field.

The benefits of the institute are numerous. Students gain training and guidance to stand out in this rewarding field. Employers appreciate access to a talented pool of candidates as well as the assurance that the future of the industry will be in good hands.

This partnership between the Vaughan Institute, its students, and the RMI industry enhances and builds on Iowa's legacy in risk management and insurance. Become an active partner in the Vaughan Institute.

Read the Spring 2015 GIS Newsletter

Last fall, Gamma Iota Sigma received three important awards at the national GIS conference. Read about their awards, meet the spring officers, and learn about the mentoring program in the spring edition of the GIS Newsletter.

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