The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

Student News & Deadlines

Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015

Headlines August 2009

  • Fall Job and Internship Fair, September 22, 2009
  • RMI Student Resume Book-Job Fair Deadline Sept. 18
  • Insurance Course in London: Winter 2009
  • Congratulations Jon Raftis and TJ Anderson
  • Gamma Iota Sigma Events
    • Informational Meetings Sept. 8 & 9
    • September 13 Darryl Button, AEGON
    • September 14 Meeting with Greater Quad Cities RIMS and Cedar Valley CPCU
    • September 27 Northwestern Mutual, Kevin Ryan
  • October 2 Des Moines Networking Trip--RSVP Today!
  • Employment and Internships
    • Arthur J. Gallagher Internship, West Des Moines
    • IMT Entry-level Positions, Des Moines, IA
    • Millhiser Smith/United Fire Group Internships, Cedar Rapids, IA
    • AON Early Career Development Program
  • Interviews and Mock Interviews
  • Fall Job and Internship Fair

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union

    Last year over 140 employers and approximately 2,000 students attended this event! All Vaughan Institute corporate partners are encouraged to attend and recruit students at this event. Register now.

    RMI Student Resume Book: Job Fair Deadline Sept. 18

    Update your resume on Expo by Sept. 18, if you want to be listed in the RMI Resume Book in time for the Career Fair. After updating your resume, please complete the release form and slide it under the Institute's door at S230 A PBB. This is a joint project with Gamma Iota Sigma and all students are also encouraged to join GIS. All RMI students who haven't accepted an internship or employment are encouraged to participate in the resume book.

    Insurance Course in London: Winter 2009

    Professor Ty Leverty will teach 06F:109 Risk Management and Insurance in a Global Economy in London December 28-January 10. If you would like to take this course and have it count toward your RMI Certificate, please contact Viana for advising. Learn more about the course and the London program by attending the London Winter Information Session 3:00 pm., Thursday, August 27 in S104 PBB.

    Congratulations Jon Raftis and TJ Anderson

    Jon Rafis and TJ Anderson, RMI students and GIS President and Executive Vice President, were chosen to participate in the inaugural class of Leadership Iowa University sponsored by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Only five students were chosen from Iowa, and we are proud to have two chosen from the Institute. Congratulations, Jon and TJ!

    Gamma Iota Sigma Events

    GIS Informational Meetings
    September 8, 2009, 5:00 p.m. S401 PBB
    September 9, 2009, 5:00 p.m. S401 PBB

    September 13: Darryl Button, Sr. VP and CFO, AEGON Life Investors
    6:00 p.m.
    C121 PBB

    Darryl Button has moved up quickly in the AEGON organization, beginning with the company in 1999 as Director of Product Development and Risk Management. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, so invite your finance and actuarial science friends to the meeting to learn from a leading actuary and risk manager in the life insurance industry.

    September 14 Meeting with Greater Quad Cities RIMS and Cedar Valley Chapter CPCU
    Monday, Sept. 14, 2009
    3:00 -5:00 p.m.
    S401 PBB
    RSVP to Stephanie Romagnoli, Viana Rockel, or Jon Raftis

    Enjoy food and beverages while networking with Risk and Insurance Management Society members and Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters. Professionals will present on on a variety of topics and answer your questions. This promises to be a one-of-a-kind networking and social event. They will need a count to order enough food, so please RSVP.

    Topics and speakers include: Corporate Risk Management: Greg Brown - Risk Manager - HNI, Mike Wernsman - Ruhl & Ruhl Insurance; Insurance: Chris Murphy - EMC Insurance - Loss Control Career Possibilities; Craig Green - Claims Director - Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company; "Continuing Education" (Once college is over the studying is just beginning); Frank Narnia - Catastrophic Risk Claims Manager - University of Iowa "Disaster Management" (University of Iowa flood project); Paul Pedersen - Claims Director - Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, "Coaching and Performance Management".

    September 27, Northwestern Mutual, Kevin Ryan

    6:00 p.m.
    C121 PBB

    Kevin Ryan, the #4 college intern in the country last year and now a full-time financial rep., and a NWM colleague who is a health specialist will provide information and food-- pizza, popcorn and pop.

    Des Moines Networking Trip, Friday, October 2, 2009

    7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Registration required. Seating is limited.

    The Vaughan Institute is sponsoring a networking trip to Des Moines on October 2. We'll visit the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa, the Iowa Insurance Division and the Iowa Bankers Association. Seating is limited.

    Contact Viana today and reserve your place, or you can sign up on the sheet posted on the door of S230 PBB. Sign the release form and bring it to S230 PBB or slide it under our door. We'll meet at the south doors of the Pomerantz Career Center at 7:45 a.m. and return to Iowa City between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

    Employment and Internships

    Arthur J. Gallagher, West Des Moines, Internship 2010 and 2011

    Arthur J. Gallagher has an exceptional internshhip program for students interested in a career as a producer. Their program presents hands-on learning experiences in a supportive, mentoring environment with a realistic look at an insurance brokering career. It pays $4,000 for the summer, and they recruit in the fall.

    Kent Rosenberg is interested in interviewing candidates for a positions in West Des Moines and Sioux City for the summers of 2010 and 2011. He prefers to hire a student who could intern for both summers, if possible. Contact Kent directly if you are interested, or apply for AIG internships in other locations. Many employees are hired for their EDGE program through the internship program, including their current CEO, Pat Gallagher. Starting salaries can be as much as $58,000.

    IMT Entry-Level Positions, Des Moines, IA

    IMT has two positions open: A Commercial Lines and Far Team Underwriting Assistant and a Field Claims Representative. Check their website for information or to apply.

    Millhiser Smith/United Fire Group Internships, Cedar Rapids, IA

    The Millhiser Smith Agency offers paid internships, coupled with United Fire and Casualty in Cedar Rapids. The internships explore the various areas of an agency and blend it with the corresponding area on the company side, for a well-rounded insight into the field of insurance. If you are interested in a spring or summer internship in 2010, you may send your resume through the posting on the Pomerantz Career Center website or email Human Resources.

    AON Early Career Development Program

    AON will be recruiting for 60 Early Career Development positions nationwide, and students are encouraged to apply for these positions beginning Oct. 1. There are a number of openings in the Midwest, including Omaha, but none at this time in Iowa. There are positions in most corporate business units, including human resources consulting and risk, which is in their brokerage division.

    Interviews and Mock Interviews

    Sign up through Pomerantz Career Center Expo for the following:

    Mock Interviews
    AEGON, Sept. 1, 9, 10
    State Farm, Sept. 10
    MassMutual, Sept. 15 IA
    Sentry, Sept. 17

    Interviews
    AEGON, Sept. 23, 28
    State Farm, Sept. 23, 29, 30
    Northwestern Mutual, Sept. 24
    John Deere, Sept. 24

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