Student News & Deadlines: February 5, 2009
Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015
- Network With Cedar Rapids Companies March 6. Limited seating--RSVP now.
- Pomerantz Career Fair Feb. 25-Don't miss this opportunity to find a job or internship
- RMI Student Resume Book-Resumes Due
- Internships and Employment
- United Fire Group, Cedar Rapids IA
- Sentry Insurance, Davenport IA
- Holmes Murphy and Associates, West Des Moines IA
- The Continental Western Group, Des Moines IA
- Networking Opportunities
The Vaughan Institute will award scholarships to RMI students for the academic year 2009-10 from the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa, The Principal Financial Group, The Cedar Rapids CPCU, one created by recent graduate Peter Berg, and others. Risk Management and Insurance students from any major may apply through the Undergraduate Programs Office Scholarships website. The application deadline is February 28, 2009. The form includes questions asking for information about majors and certificates. To have your name pulled for RMI scholarships, please indicate in the appropriate spaces that you are Risk Management and Insurance student.
Iowa Chapter CPCU
The Iowa Chapter of the CPCU (Des Moines area) has a $1,500 scholarship available to chapter members and their children. Application form may be found on their website.
Cedar Rapids Corporate Networking EventMarch 6, 2009--7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RSVP by Feb. 25, 2009
Join Gamma Iota Sigma and the Vaughan Institute and network with three very different Financial services and Insurance Companies: AEGON, the United Fire Group, and TrueNorth Companies. Bring your resume and come ready to learn about their internships and job openings. You must RSVP to Viana Rockel by Feb. 25 to be included. Seating on the bus is limited to 14 students.
Career Fair Feb. 2IMU Main Lounge 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you're looking for a summer internship or job, plan now to attend the Pomerantz Career Center Spring Career Fair. Many Vaughan Institute partners will be present, including Grinnell Mutual, AEGON, United Fire Group, and Nationwide. View a full list of participants. On-campus interviews and mock interviews are ongoing, including AEGON (Feb. 10 and March 4-mock), Grinnell Mutual (Feb 12-mock and Feb. 26 interview), Holmes Murphy and Associates (Feb. 19), Sentry Insurance (Feb. 19 Mock), and Cottingham and Butler (Feb. 26). Sign-up for Expo and register for an interview today.
Student Resume BookGoal for completion: By the Feb. 25 Career Fair
Only RMI students and Gamma Iota Sigma members can be included in the RMI resume book that is emailed to nearly 70 individuals and companies. In this tough economic environment, this resume book may give you the edge you need to land an internship or job. Make an appointment today with Viana Rockel for help with your resume, then place your resume on the Pomerantz Career Center's Expo site. Students who were included last semester should update their resume and let us know if you want to continue. All students, including returning students, should sign the release form and drop it by the Institute's offices at S230 PBB. If no one is present, slide the release under the door.
Internships and Employment
Sentry Insurance in Davenport has posted a summer internship. Apply on their website with ID number 107199. They also have a couple of current openings for claims representatives.
Holmes Murphy and Associates Business Development Internship
Interview on campus Feb. 19
Sign-up on for an interview on Expo
Holmes Murphy and Associates will begin interviewing on-campus for summer Business Development Interns on Feb. 19. Students must be in their sophomore or junior year and seeking a degree in business, finance or insurance. Sign-up for an interview on Expo or email your resume to Amanda Vander Ley, Senior Human Resources Specialist at email@example.com
Summer 2009 Internships
The Continental Western Group is hiring interns in their Des Moines Office for summer 2009. Students must be in their junior year with a declared major in risk management, business, finance, or related studies and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Interested students can email their resume to Roxanne Overton, Senior Human Resources Generalist at CwgDmRecruiter@cwgins.com.
Gamma Iota Sigma
University of Iowa Beta Alpha Chapter
Spring 2009 meeting scheduleContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues: $45 new member and $20 returning member-Application form
Want to increase your professional network to find a job or internship?
Join Gamma Iota Sigma.
The next meeting is Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. C121 PBB
Presenter: Hal Larson, Risk Management at Muscatine Foods Topic: Prospecting for Gold--Using Networking to Find Employment and Internships
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
Next Meeting: Feb. 11, 2009
Location: Geneva Golf and Country Club, Muscatine IA
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The first two students to sign up for the RIMS meeting will receive their meal free of charge. RIMS meetings are ideal for networking, particularly if you are graduating this spring and will be looking for a job. The topic, Timely Use of Case Management, will be presented by Connie Binder and Teresa Lynn (CorVel).
To register, RSVP to Tom Ohrt.
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