The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

Student News & Deadlines

Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015

Headlines December 2009

Industry News
  • RIMS Meeting, Iowa City, Wednesday, December 9
  • AEGON Meet and Greet rescheduled for Feb 5.
  • Holmes Murphy and Associates, West Des Moines, 2010 Intern Recruiting Event
Gamma Iota Sigma Events
  • Become a Member
  • December 6, 2009, Dan Agnew, CEO, Grinnell Mutual
Scholarships
  • Spencer Education Foundation
  • Dedicated RMI Scholarships
  • Insurance Scholarship Foundation of America
Employment and Internships
  • Motorists Mutual Accelerated Training Program for New Hires
  • Liberty Mutual Summer 2010 Underwriting Internship, West Des Moines

Industry News

Risk and Insurance Management Society Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 9
  • In Iowa City Area
  • Details to be announced
  • This is the final meeting for the year, and it will be their annual Christmas Party. The Greater Quad Cities Risk and Insurance Management meetings are normally held the second Wednesday of every month. Dinner is free for the first two students to register. Check their website for details on the location. Contact Stephanie Romagnoli

    AEGON Meet and Greet

    The AEGON Meet and Greet Session with Risk Management and Actuarial Science Students has been rescheduled for 1:30 on Friday, February 5 in C208 PBB. Details will be sent later.

    Holmes Murphy and Associates, West Des Moines, 2010 Intern Recruiting Event

    • When: January 7, 3PM-5PM
    • Where: HMA Offices, 3001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    • RSVP by December 31 to Amanda Vander Ley.

    HMA was founded in 1932 and is the 24th largest independent premier risk-management and insurance brokerage firm in the US. If you are searching for a 2010 summer internship or a full-time position following graduate, you should consider attending this event.

    Gamma Iota Sigma Events

    Become a Member

    Gamma Iota Sigma is constantly seeking new members. Students who are interested in becoming members in the Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science Collegiate Fraternity are encouraged to fill out an application. Applications can be obtained by emailing jonathan-raftis@uiowa.edu or viana-rockel@uiowa.edu. Applications are accepted at any point throughout the school year. Students are invited to visit the Gamma Iota Sigma website, www.biz.uiowa.edu/gis, to find out more information.

    December 6, 2009, Dan Agnew, CEO, Grinnell Mutual

    Mr. Agnew is the outgoing CEO of Grinnell Mutual, a mutual reinsurance company that is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. (6:00 p.m. in C121 PBB)

    Scholarships

    Spencer Education Foundation

    The Spencer Education Foundation is offering scholarships in the amount of $5,000 for the 2010-11 academic year to juniors and seniors learning risk management and insurance. A UI student won a scholarship last year. Viana will help with the application, and she will obtain the necessary signature by the Dean or Department Head. Don't hesitate. If you are interested, please contact Viana for an application form.

    Dedicated RMI Scholarships

    The Vaughan Institute has several scholarships for 2010-11 that are open only to Certificate students. Some require short essays and awards range from $750 to $2,500. If you would like to complete for these scholarships, please fill out the Tippie College of Business scholarship application in January and indicate on the application that you are a risk management student. RMI students who aren't completing a business major may also submit an application through the Tippie College online scholarship form. If you are chosen to compete for an award that requires an essay, you will be contacted as asked to write an essay.

    Insurance Scholarship Foundation of America

    • Application deadline: January 15 for March awards.
    • Complete the application form and mail it to the Insurance Scholarship Foundation.

    Employment and Internships

    Motorists Mutual Accelerated Training Program for New Hires

    Motorists Mutual is taking applications for their Accelerated Training Program. The positions will be based in Columbus and they are seeking highly motivated students to participate in a phenomenal learning opportunity covering all aspects of their business.

    Liberty Mutual Summer 2010 Underwriting Internship, West Des Moines

    Liberty Mutual (a division of Indiana Insurance), is offering a 2010 summer internship in West Des Moines in commercial lines underwriting. Students will work 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and earn $13-$16.50 per hour. Don't wait to apply. James Sandersen will call you for a phone interview as soon as you apply, and they hope to hold face-to-face interviews on campus before winter break. Apply online by entering job number 09144.

    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