RMI Student News
RMI Student Resume Book
If you want your resume in the RMI resume book in time for the Career Fair, send Viana a current copy by September 13. The resume book will be emailed to nearly 250 RMI industry partners by September 17. Your resume may be included at any time during the semester; however, most employers will access the resume book before the September 20 Career Fair.
You must sign a waiver to be included in the resume book. If you didn't sign a waiver at the golf outing or the all student meeting, blank waivers are posted under the light next to the Institute's offices S230 PBB.
Also, don't forget to update your resume on HireAHawk. All RMI employers are asked to work with the Pomerantz Career Center and you could miss out on an important announcement or interview if you don't take advantage of the services offered by the Career Center.
FIN 4020/06F:109 Global Perspectives in Insurance (London Winter)
Professor Ty Leverty will teach a class in London during Winter Break. We will count it as one of the two insurance electives you need to graduate. The class will be titled "Risk Management in a Global Economy". Visit the Winter Session in London website to learn more.
Request an Industry Mentor
The Vaughan Institute, Gamma Iota Sigma and The Greater Quad Cities RIMS Society are cosponsors of the Industry Mentoring Program. Over the course of the year, you will get to know an industry leader on a one-to-one basis who works in a field that interests you. The application form requires an essay and you'll want to give yourself plenty of time to complete the application. For an application form or more information, contact Viana. For more information, contact Austin Neimanis.
Pomerantz Center Announcements
International Student Career Series
The Pomerantz Center is offering special assistance to International Students, including resume workshops, meetings to prepare for the job fair, employer panels on hiring international students and work visa options after graduation.
Many RMI Employers will be attending the Career Fair. Please introduce yourself as a Risk Management and Insurance Certificate student when talking with employers at the Career Fair.
Also, don't limit yourself to insurance and benefit companies. Every company needs financial employees who understand risk and insurance. If a company has an internship program in their finance department, the RMI Certificate is a way to distinguish yourself from others who are seeking Finance or Accounting Internships.
In addition to insurance companies and brokers like AEGON, AVIVA, The Principal, Grinnell Mutual, United Fire Group, Liberty Mutual, EMC, Nationwide, Millhiser Smith, Westfield Insurance, Bituminous, Holmes Murphy, Sentry, Cottingham & Butler, and Arthur J. Gallagher (to name a few), our students have taken internships and jobs with such diverse companies as FactSet Research Group, General Mills, Great America Leasing, Stryker, HNI Corporation, John Deere, AIG, Kohler, Pepsico,and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. New RMI partners/contacts include Rockwell Collins and UnitedHealth Group.
Please check out the career websites of all of these companies and learn a little about their operations before approaching them at the Career Fair.
Network with Young RMI Alumni
Join recent graduates of the Vaughan Institute on Friday, October 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in S401 PBB. The graduates are forming a young alumni board and the board consists of individuals from many different careers who have taken positions in various locations across the country including: Chicago, New York City, Omaha, and Des Moines. This is your chance to find out about their careers and get to know alumni who can offer you support and advice. Contact Erin Wonsmos for more information.
Back to School Special
RISK MANAGEMENT STUDENTS--
Register for your free copy of the Professional edition of FPN via Advisen’s Corner Store. This is a great way to stay informed about current issues of the risk management and insurance industries.
Sign up here....
Complete the request form for FPN Digest and they'll automatically upgrade you to FPN’s Professional edition at no charge. This Advisen “Back to School Special” saves you $249. Note that this offer is only available to students with “.edu” email addresses, so use your Iowa email address, not a gmail or other email address.
Analyst Position, Minneapolis, MN
Willis Re, an international enterprise that employs 1,000 associates worldwide and 300 professionals in eleven offices across the US, is looking for a treaty analyst to analyze data, prepare and disseminate client information to reinsurers, interact with contracts, claims and accounting teams, as well as make strategic plans for client servicing teams. If you want to learn more about the position please see the announcement on HireAHawk. Applications and a cover letter will be sent to Laura McGuire, Treaty Analyst, Willis Re Inc. 7760 France Ave. South, Suite 450, Minneapolis, MN 55435
Direct: 952 841 6682.
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids
Accounting and Finance Internships, Summer 2013
Apply before September 24 through HireAHawk
Rockwell Collins will interview on Campus October 2 for Finance and Accounting Interns for Summer 2013. Submit your application through HireAHawk and stop by to meet with the recruiters during the Career Fair. If you have a GPA of 3.2 or better and good communictaion and analytical thinking skills, this may be the internship for you. Learn more....
Transamercia Internships, Cedar Rapids
Transamerica (formerly AEGON), Cedar Rapids, AAM Realty, Applied Research, Accounting, Investment Management, Portfolio Management, Actuarial, Quantitative Portfolio Strategies.
Grinnell Mutual, Grinnell, Iowa (near Des Moines)
21 Open Positions
Grinnell Mutual, Grinnell, Iowa, has 21 open positions in Underwriting, Business Analyst, and Claims. Learn more....
MassMutual Midwest Associates
Openings in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and West Des Moines
Midwest Associates is seeking financial advisors for their three Iowa locations. Financial Advisors receive "results-driver compensation" (commission) and some benefits. If you are interested in a sales position with a leading mutual life insurance company, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamma Iota Sigma
GIS Fall Board
if you are interested in Gamma Iota Sigma, please feel free to contact one of the board members below:
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. Join now to make certain your name is on the mailing list for the golf outing. Email Justin Kolka for more information.
Hold the following dates for GIS meetings:
- September 12--Admit One Event, W401, Noon-1:15 p.m.
(pick up application forms and have pizza)
- September 16, S181PBB, 6:00 p.m.
- September 30, S181 PBB, 6:00 p.m.
- October 7, S181 PBB, 6:00 p.m.
Speaker Bob Verhille, TrueNorth Companies
- October 28, S181 PBB, 6:00 p.m.
- November 4, S181 PBB, 6:00 p.m.
- November 11, S181 PBB, 6:00 p.m.
Speaker Bill Wallace
- December 2, S181 PBB, 6:00 p.m., Officer Elections
In This Issue
Gamma Iota Sigma
Important Dates and Deadlines
September 13: RMI Resume Book Deadline
September 19: Industry Mentoring Program Applications Due
September 20: Attend Pomerantz Career Fair
October 19: Attend Reception with Young Alumni Board. .
Gamma Iota Sigma
Admit One, S401PPP Noon
September 16, 2012
6:00 p.m. S181PBB
September 30, 2012
6:00 p.m. S181PBB
Student News Archives