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Congratulations to the RMI Fall 2012 graduates!
Please stay in touch and watch your email for announcements from the Vaughan Institute and the Vaughan Institute Alumni LinkedIn Network!

TCOB scholarship applications due Feb. 28

The Vaughan Institute has several scholarships that are open only to Risk Management and Insurance students. These scholarships are not need-based and anyone in the program can apply. Most are available only to U.S. residents and some are restricted to students from Iowa. To be considered, apply through Undergraduate Program from January through Feb. 28.

Industry Scholarships
The Spencer Education Foundation has several scholarships that will support a Vaughan student. Check out the $5,000 scholarship supported by the Chicago RIMS chapter, the John T Lockton Memorial Scholarship ($5,000), FM Global ($5,000), XL Capital, and Liberty Mutual. Applications must be submitted by January 31.

Spring Professional Trip on Feb. 22, 2013
Mark your calendars now for the spring professional trip to TransAmerica, United Fire and TrueNorth Companies on Friday, February 22. This event is being held before the Career Fair to give you a chance to get to know the companies before spring interviews begin. At TrueNorth, we'll have lunch and listen to their annual "state of the company" address, which should be very informative. United Fire has a line-up of impressive speakers, including their CEO, Randy Ramlo. Send Viana an email if you would like to attend. Seating will be limited.

Industry News

United Fire Group, Underwriter Trainee, Cedar Rapids
United Fire Group is accepting applications for their Underwriter Trainee Program. If you are interested, apply through Hire a Hawk or online. Positions begin in June.

Liberty Mutual, Commercial Insurance Underwriter Trainee, St. Louis
Liberty Mutual has an opening for an commercial lines underwriter trainee in their St. Louis Office. To apply, go to and search for job #35528.

Sentry Insurance
Leadership Development Program to Begin Spring 2013
Sentry Insurance has announced their 2013 Leadership Development program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 and be graduating in May. You should be able to relocate to their field office in Wisconsin. The position is listed on Hire-A-Hawk or you can apply online for position ID # 111795. Learn more...

AEGON/Transamerica Accounting and Finance Rotational Program
Transamerica/AEGON posted the announcement for an Accounting and Finance Rotational Program (job 14302) on November 28. They have two openings in the U.S. AEGON Asset Management division. The positions require a major in finance or accounting and a related internship. Search for "rotational" on the company's career website for more information.

Zurich, Chicago
Zurich has openings for a underwriter trainees in middle markets, accident and health, construction, construction subguard, and health care in their Chicago Office. Search their careers website for Underwriter. There are also positions posted in Overland Park (Kansas), NYC, Omaha, and Phildelphia.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, Omaha
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies has several openings posted on its website or various locations, including Omaha (medical bill analyst, claims assistant, underwriting specialist). They also have open positions in San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, and Atlanta.

IMT Group, West Des Moines
The IMT Group in West Des Moines has several openings, including one for an underwriting assistant and several for field claims in Council Bluffs and Wisconsin. Apply online.

Northwestern Mutual, Summer Sales Internships
Northwestern Mutual is looking for sales interns for the summer. If you want to learn more, contact

Gamma Iota Sigma

GIS Announces Spring Officers
Congratulations to the following students:

  • President: Aaron Hoefle
  • Senior V.P.: Patirick Keeley
  • V.P. of Finance: Lizzie Hague
  • V.P. of Industry Relations: Ali Rosenberg
  • V.P. of Community Service: Andrea Bahr
  • V.P. of Technology: Sean Noonan
  • V.P. of Communication: Kevin Forsberg
  • V.P. of Socials: Justin Kolka

Anticipated meeting dates:
  • February 3
  • February 17
  • February 24
  • March 3
  • April 14
  • April 28

Join GIS
Recruitment is an ongoing process at GIS and the organization's best tool has been word of mouth. Let your friends know what GIS is about as a student organization. Join now to make certain your name is on the mailing list for the golf outing. Email Aaron Hoefle for more information.

December 2012


In This Issue


Industry News

Gamma Iota Sigma

Important Dates and Deadlines

February 4: Etiquette Dinner

February 22: Professional Trip to Cedar Rapids

February 27: Spring Career Fair

Gamma Iota Sigma
September Meetings

February 3: First GIS Meeting


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