The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

Student News & Deadlines

Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015

Headlines February 2010

Industry News, Events and Professional Trips

  • RIMS Meeting, Feb. 11. Speaker James S. Gault, AJ Gallagher Pres. & COO
  • Holmes Murphy and Associates, Cedar Rapids Recruiting Event, Feb. 15
  • Cedar Rapids Professional Trip, March 5. RSVP by Feb. 26.

Gamma Iota Sigma Events

  • Feb. 21, Kirke Dorweiler, Ex. VP. Lockton Risk Services
  • Scholarships

  • Apply by Feb. 28 for RMI Scholarships and College of Business Scholarships
  • Employment and Internships

  • RMI Resume Book: Join today! Sent to 120 Employer Contacts
  • EMC Summer Internships, Des Moines
  • A.J. Gallagher Applications Due March 1
  • Interviews and Mock Interviews
  • Industry News

    Risk and Insurance Management Society Meeting, Feb. 11

  • Speaker Jim Gault
  • Date: February 11, 2010
  • Location: Red's Alehouse, North Liberty
  • Topic: State of the Market: Recruiting College Students
  • Time: 5:00 Social Time, 5:30 Speaker, 6:30 Dinner
  • The February speaker will be James S. Gault, President and COO of the Brokerage Services Division of Arthur J. Gallagher in Itasca, IL. 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 more information. Contact Stephanie Romagnoli

    Holmes Murphy and Associates Cedar Rapids Recruiting Event

  • When: February 15, 5PM-7PM
  • Where: HMA Offices, 500 First Avenue NE, Suite 300
  • RSVP by Feb. 8 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. Gather for food and fun and to learn more HMA's hands-on training, internships and Producer Development Program.

    Cedar Rapids Professional Trip March 5, RSVP by Feb. 26.

    Join Gamma Iota Sigma and the Vaughan Institute and network with three very different financial services and insurance companies, AEGON, United Fire Group and the TrueNorth Companies. RSVP to Viana. Learn more.

    Gamma Iota Sigma Events

    Feb. 21, Kirke Dorweiler, Exec. VP, Lockton Risk Services

    Mr. Dorweiler resides in West Des Moines. He is an Executive Vice President at Lockton Risk Services and does a lot of work for Lockton Affinity. He was a commercial P/C producer for many years and has held various leadership roles at multiple brokerages, including CEO of Seabury& Smith and President of Kirke Van Orsdel, Inc.


    Apply for Vaughan Institute and Tippie College Scholarships by Feb. 28

    Please review the dedicated RMI scholarships on the Institute's website. To apply for RMI scholarships and other College of Business Scholarships, submit your on-line application form by Feb. 28. Apply online even if you are graduating in December 2010 or if you are an actuarial science student. RMI scholarships are merit-based (not need-based). A few of our scholarships can be awarded to students in their final semester of college and to RMI students completing non-business majors.

    Follow the application procedures and make certain you mark the questions that ask if you are completing the certificate. A Vaughan Institute scholarship committee will determine your eligibility for each scholarship.

    If you are interested in the Iowa Hall of Fame (IHOF) scholarship or the Insurance and Financial Services Education Foundation (IIFSEF) scholarships, after completing the TCOB application form, please submit the Institute's IHOF and IIFSEFS applications to Viana, including the required essays.

    Employment and Internships

    RMI Resume Book: Join today! Sent to 120 Employer Contacts

    Don't miss your opportunity to list your resume in the Vaughan Institute/Gamma Iota Sigma Resume Book. Whether you're looking for a summer internship or searching for a job after graduation, the resume book can be an important tool in your search.

    Update your resume on Expo by February 17, if you want to be listed in the RMI Resume Book in time for the Career Fair on February 24. After updating your resume, please complete the release form and slide it under the Institute's door at S230 PBB. If you signed and returned a release form in the fall, you don't need to complete another form; however, you may want to check your resume on Expo to make certain it is current. If you make changes to your resume at any time, please email Viana to alert her to the changes.

    This is a joint project with Gamma Iota Sigma and all students who wish to be listed in the Resume Book should be members of GIS.

    Holmes Murphy & Associates, Internships

    The HMA Internship program is one of the best in the industry, particularly if you think you might want to learn the sales side of the business. They hire students for two summers. The second summer can be the summer following graduation. For more information, visit their website. and attend the informational session in Cedar Rapids.

    EMC Internships, Des Moines, IA, Application Deadline Feb. 12.

    EMC insurance will have internships in Marketing, Risk Improvement, Accounting, Des Moines Branch Claims and Des Moines Branch Underwriting. The internships are paid and students should apply through the EMC website. Apply by Feb. 12, 2010

    A.J. Gallagher Applications Due March 1

    Arthur J. Gallagher is accepting internship applications until March 1. Summer internhips last for nine weeks and include a week of intense, interactive classroom instruction in their Home Office andeight weeks of rotational assignments in a sponsoring branch. There are internships available in the Des Moines office.

    Interviews and Mock Interviews

    The following companies have posted interview and mock interview schedules on the Expo website. for the month of Feb. Interviews begin as soon as Feb. 3, so don't wait to check out the Expo calendar if you want to sign up. The companies listed below are most likely to have positions of interest to RMI students; however, Expo also has schedules with companies not directly related to the RMI industry.

  • William Blair & Company (Chicao-based)
  • FM Global
  • HNI
  • North Western Mutual
  • Toyota Financial
  • Accenture
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Mass Mutual
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • North Star Resource Group

  • 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