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September 6
Network with Young RMI Alumni
Industry Overview and Speed Networking.

Join the Young Alumni Board of the Vaughan Institute on Friday, September 6 at 3:00 in S401 PBB. They have an exciting and informative program planned that will include a speed mentoring event, a chance to learn about various entry level careers, and an opportunity to network with young alumni who recently entered the workforce. All RMI and GIS students are welcome. Contact Ali Rosenberg for more information and to register for this event.

September 11
RMI Student Resume Book

If you want your resume in the RMI resume book in time for the Career Fair, send Viana an electronic copy by September 11. The resume book will be emailed to nearly 250 RMI industry partners by September 16. Your resume may be included at any time during the semester; however, most employers will access the resume book before the September 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, 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. Be certain to include inform at on about your summer internships and jobs and include the RMI certificate where you list your college major.

September 11
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.

This is a minor time commitment for an incredible benefit. You'll spend about 2-3 hours a month with your mentor and attend three group outings throughout the year. A $1000 scholarship will be given to one of the juniors in the program and mentoring students will be given the first opportunity to participate in a day of mentoring in Des Moines and possibly a day of mentoring in Chicago.

the first event is the Kick-off and all RMI and GIS students are invited. Mentoring students will be required to attend. Assistant Professor Terry Boles will provide a program on negotiations on October 19.

Contact Viana Rockel or Ali Rosenberg for more information. For an application form, contact Viana.

September 20
Tippie Road Map

10:30-11:20, C231 PBB Learn about the Tippie Roadmap and begin to create your own map to success. The keyword to the Tippie Roadmap is skills. In this interactive presentation, we'll cover the skills employers want, start to identify the skills you have, and look for ways to strengthen and/or develop skills. the skills will be tailored to those that the RMI Industry requests. After completing your Tippie Roadmap, you will be prepared to articulate your skills to employers.

September 26
Career Fair

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 Transamerica, The Principal, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate, IMT, EMC, Nationwide, Holmes Murphy, Sentry, Cottingham & Butler, Sentry Insurance, and CNA (to name a few), our students have taken internships and jobs with such diverse companies as FactSet Research Group, Cerner, McGladrey, Great America Leasing, HNI Corporation, John Deere, Kohler, and Pepsico. 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.

Industry News

Read the next newsletter (prior to the Career Fair) for information on companies, internships and job openings.

Gamma Iota Sigma

GIS Meetings
Hold the following dates for GIS meetings. All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. in S107 PBB

  • September 8 - Recruiting Meeting - GIS Overview, Student Summer Experiences, Fall 2013 Schedule & Important Vaughn Institute Dates
  • September 15th – Dana Ramundt, The Ramundt Company, Vaughn Institute History and 'What it's like to start your own agency'
  • September 29th–TBD
  • October 6th–TBD
  • October 20th– Bryson Hammer Innovative Captive Strategies - Captives 101
  • November 3rd TBD
  • November 17th Elections
  • November 24th – No meeting. Thanksgiving break
  • December 1st TBD
GIS Fall Board
if you are interested in Gamma Iota Sigma, please feel free to contact one of the board members below:

Join GIS
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 Aaron Hoefle for more information.


August 2013

In This Issue


Industry News

Gamma Iota Sigma

Important Dates and Deadlines

September 6: Young Alumni Speed Mentoring

September 11: RMI Resume Book Deadline

September 11: Industry Mentoring Program Applications Due

September 20: Tippie Roadmap Interactive Event

September 26: Attend Pomerantz Career Fair

Gamma Iota Sigma
September Meetings

September 8
First meeting of the fall: S107 PBB 5:00 p.m.

September 15, 2013
Speaker Dana Ramundt

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