The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

Student News: April 2011

Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015


Industry Opportunities

Lockton, Account Manager International, Kansas City, MO

Lockton normally looks for experienced people as account managers, but they have decided to open it up to a recent graduate this year. Apply online. For more information, contact Kelly Dippold.

Rain & Hail, Insurance Specialist, Midwest Division

The Midwest Division of Rain & Hail has a position available for an Insurance Specialist. If you meet the requirements of the job and would like to apply, please forward your resume and letter of interest to Leanne Samuelson. In addition, if you know of someone outside the company with the necessary qualifications who would be interested in the position, please have them forward a resume and letter. The job description and qualifications are attached. Applications will be accepted thru April 22, 2011.

Rain & Hail, Marketing Supervisor, Midwest Division, Northwest Iowa

The Midwest Division has a position available for a Marketing Supervisor in Northwest Iowa. If you meet the requirements of the job and would like to apply, please forward your resume and letter of interest to Leanne Samuelson. In addition, if you know of someone outside the company with the necessary qualifications who would be interested in the position, please have them forward a resume and letter. The job description and qualifications are attached. Applications will be accepted thru April 22, 2011.

Rain & Hail, Marketing Supervisor, Midwest Division, Souther Iowa/Norther Missouri

The Midwest Division has a position available for a Marketing Supervisor in Southern Iowa/Northern Missouri. If you meet the requirements of the job and would like to apply, please forward your resume and letter of interest to Leanne Samuelson. In addition, if you know of someone outside the company with the necessary qualifications who would be interested in the position, please have them forward a resume and letter. The job description and qualifications are attached. Applications will be accepted thru April 22, 2011.


Vaughan Institute Announcements

Apply for a CPCU scholarship

January 2009, the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters/Insurance Institute of America (Institutes) began offering 100 scholarships for the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation program. The President's CPCU Scholarship will cover the costs of CPCU textbooks, course guides, SMART Study Aids (which include flash cards, review notes, and online practice exams), and the national exam. this is an estimated value of $3,800 per scholarship.

The Vaughan Institute can nominate students for awards. If you would like to be considered, please contact Viana.

Note: According to Ty Leverty, the CPCU requires the completion of 8 courses: 4 Foundation Courses, 1 Elective, and 3 Concentration Courses. He thinks that students who have taken Principles, Corporate and Financial Risk Management, and Property-Liability Insurance should have a relatively easy time taking and passing two of the Foundation Course exams: CPCU 500 (Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance) and CPCU 520 (Insurance Operations ). If the student is a finance major, they should be able to handle CPCU 540 (Finance and Accounting for Professionals) without a ton of extra work.

Juniors: Sign up now for the 2011-12 Mentoring Program

We will begin recruiting next year's class of mentees at the event on April 11. If you sign up now, we'll have an easier time finding an exceptional industry mentor for you for the coming academic year. Details about the April 11 event are provided under news from Gamma Iota Sigma. If you can't make the event, please contact Viana for more information about the mentoring program and to obtain an application form.


Gamma Iota Sigma Announcements

April 11 Invitation

  • Program: 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: W401 PBB
  • Networking with mentors and other industry professionals: 6:00 p.m.
  • Light snacks will be served

Juniors, would you like to learn more about how to get the most out of your college experience by connecting with an industry mentor? Seniors, you may be interested in learning from professionals about the benefits of finding a mentor after you graduate. If so, you're invited to the final event of the Mentoring Program. The April 11 event is open to all students who RSVP.

The panel discussions will be valuable for those who are graduating as well as those who will return in the fall. If you are a returning RMI student, you'll have to opportunity to learn more about the mentoring program and to pick up an application form to request a mentor next year. Light snacks will be served.

RSVP to Ashley Schulz by Friday, April 1.

April 10: GIS Officer Elections

Holding an officer position in a well-respected student organization is a great addition to any resume. If you need a leadership experience, consider running for a GIS post. For more information on GIS and open positions, contact GIS President, Alyssa Flamm. All positions will be up for election so if you have any questions about any of them do not hesitate to ask any of the current executives.

April 10 Speaker: Rod Warren, President, NCMIC Insurance

  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: To Be Announced.

Rod Warren is the President of the insurance companies and insurance agencies under the NCMIC Group umbrella. The insurance companies specialize in professional liability coverages for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and lawyers. The insurance agencies provide insurance products to a variety of audiences from a number of national insurance companies. The companies have a presence in all 50 states.


Viana Rockel, Associate Director
The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance
Henry B. Tippie College of Business Department of Finance
108 John Pappajohn Business Building, Ste S230A
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1000
319-335-1015 / Fax 319-384-3585 / viana-rockel@uiowa.edu