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RMI Student News


Sign up for 06F: 104 Corporate and Financial Risk Management
in the Fall

Don't forget to sign up for Corporate and Financial Risk Management in the fall. We won't offer this class in the spring and it is a required class for all RMI Certificate students.

Attend the May 17, 2012: Greater Quad Cities RIMS Golf Outing
Geneva Golf and Country Club, Muscatine, Iowa.
Students interested in assisting with this golf outing should contact Viana today. This is a great opportunity to meet risk managers and brokers and have fun. You'll assist with check-in, games and more. Contact Viana today to sign up.

August 16, 2012: Dana C. Ramundt Insurance Education Foundation Golf Outing
On August 16, Dana Ramundt will hold a golf outing to raise funds for scholarships for RMI students. The outing is at the Finkbine Golf Course, in Iowa City, IA, the Thursday before fall classes begin. More than 100 industry professionals attend this meeting and many of our students have found full time employment because of the contacts they made at this outing. This is probably the single most effective networking experience you can attend.Contact Viana Rockel or Justin Kolka if you are interested in attending. We need your RSVP before you leave for the summer.

Industry News

IMT Insurance, West Des Moines, Full-Time Positions and Interns
IMT Insurance will hire a Personal Lines Underwriting Assistant, a Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant and two Field Claim Representatives in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Click on the links above to apply. They are also looking for a couple of strong insurance interns to work in their West Des Moines office. If you would like to be considered for an internship, send your resume to Viana and she will give it to the human resources manager.

Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, NE
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies is hiring a couple of underwriters in their property division. The jobs aren't posted on their website. If you would like to be considered, please send your resume to Viana and she will pass it on to the supervisor.

Molyneaux Insurance< Davenport
Molyneaux Insurance is in the process of posting a position on Career Builder. This is an entry-level position that will begin as a processor and will eventually take on greater duties in either sales or service. The starting pay is $22,000 with full benefits, increasing to $26,000 in the first 18 months. The employee will receive $1000 after completing a Commercial and Personal Lines License. If you are interested, send your resume to Viana and she will send it to the hiring manager. The position will begin July 1.

Zurich North America, Underwriter Trainee Program,
Various Locations

If you are graduating and still looking for a job, you might want to consider the Zurich Underwriter Trainee Program. This is an exceptional program with lots of opportunities. Search their Career Opportunities and use the keywords Underwriter Trainees. Zurich has posted positions in NYC, Dallas, Manhattan, Atlanta, LA, San Francisco, Philadelphia and more.

EMC Insurance, Des Moines, Iowa
EMC Insurance has posted an opening for an Underwriter 1 in their Des Moines office (Commercial Lines). There are several good openings at EMC across the US. Search their company career website to learn more.

Nationwide, Des Moines
Nationwide has an opening for a Claims Specialist 1, Medical, in their Des Moines Office. The job includes evaluating personal injury protection (PIP), Med Pay and Med Benefit claims. For information on all of Nationwide's career opportunities across the US, search their careers website.

United Fire Group, Various Locations
United Fire Group has positions posted for Dedar Rapids, Texas, Florida and New Jersey. to learn more, check out their website.

Gamma Iota Sigma

Meeting Schedule
All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Justin Kolka. Business casual dress will be required. Meetings held in S181 PBB.

  • April 15: Speaker to be announced
  • April 22: Speaker Lara Baugh, Director, Risk Management, John Deere. This is also the final meeting of the semester and elections for new board members will be held. This is an important meeting to attend.

Become a GIS Member
Many of the Institute's industry partners like to hire GIS members as interns and recent graduates as full-time employees. You don't have to be a Risk Management and Insurance Certificate student to join GIS and students can join as early as their freshman year.. All new members should bring dues to a meeting, if you haven't already paid. Also, members who haven't filled out the new membership forms should contact Justin Kolka as soon as possible.

Recruitment is an ongoing process at GIS and the organizations best tool has been word of mouth. Let your friends know GIS and what it is about as a student organization.

April 2012

In This Issue


Industry News

Gamma Iota Sigma

Important Dates and Deadlines

May 17, 2012: Greater Quad Cities RIMS Golf Outing.

August 16, 2012: Dana C Ramundt Insurance Education Foundation Golf Outing

Action Items

  • Register for the fall Corporate and Financial Risk Management course (06F 104)

  • Sign up for the May 17 and August 18 Golf Outings.

  • Volunteer to serve on the Gamma Iota Sigma Board.

Gamma Iota Sigma

Next meeting: April 15 S181PBB


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