Student News & Deadlines
Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015
Headlines February 20, 2009
- Graduating Seniors-Reception with Advisory Board March 27
- Corporate Events
- Cottingham & Butler: Feb. 25, Airliner
- Holmes Murphy & Associates: March 5, Cedar Rapids
- Cedar Rapids Trip: March 6
- Career Fair Feb. 25-Find a job or internship
- RIMS-Post Your Resume
- RMI Student Resume Book-Resumes Due Monday, Feb. 23
- IIAI to provide licensure study materials
- Internships and Employment
- Cottingham & Butler
- Summer Interns
- Executive Development Program
- Continental Western
- EMC Insurance Companies
- Underwriting Internship
- Claims Internship
- Risk Services Internship
- Organizations and Meetings
Graduating Seniors Reception
Graduating Risk Management and Insurance seniors are invited to meet the Vaughan Institute Advisory Board at a reception on Friday, March 27, 2009, at 2:45 p.m. in the Howe Galleria (near C140 PBB). Please dress professionally. We will print nametags for students, so please email your RSVP to Viana Rockel by March 13.
Corporate Networking Events
Cottingham & Butler: Feb. 25
Cottingham & Butler, the 54th largest insurance brokerage in the US, will host an event on the second floor of the Airliner on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come meet with current employees to learn more about career opportunities.
Holmes Murphy Recruiting: March 5
Information session: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: 500 First Avenue NE, Suite 300
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Holmes Murphy & Associates, the 28th largest independent premier risk management and insurance brokerage firm in the US, is searching for interns and full time hires. Attend their information session on March 5 from 5-7 p.m. in Cedar Rapids. RSVP to Amanda Vander Ley by March 1.
Cedar Rapids Trip: March 6March 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 and there are only two seats remaining. Reserve your place today.
Career Fair Feb. 25
IMU 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. Register on the Expo site if you want to interview.
RIMS-Post your resume
If you're looking for a job, you may want to post your resume on the Risk and Insurance Management career site.
Student Resume BookResumes must be updated on Expo early Feb. 23
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. If you plan to be included in time for the Career Fair, you must have a current resume posted on Expo by Monday, Feb. 23. Email Viana Rockel when your resume is complete and posted on the Expo site. You must also sign a release form and drop it by the Institute's offices at S230 PBB. If no one is present, slide the release under the door. Resumes can be also be included after the Career Fair.
IIAI-State Licensure Study Materials
The Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa will provide free study materials to any student interested in taking the state licensure exams for Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, and Life and Health Lines. These tests aren't just useful for those seeking positions as producers. Taking the tests while in college can give you a competitive edge as an underwriter, claims adjuster and in other positions. The tests are offered in the Iowa City area and the IIAI has study classes you can attend as well.
If you're interested in a copy of the study materials, please contact Bob Skow. He will confirm with the Institute that you are an RMI student in good standing before issuing your copy of the study materials.
Internships and Employment
Cottingham & Butler, Dubuque, IA
Interview on Campus February 26.
Sign-up for an interview in Expo.
Cottingham & Butler will begin interviewing on-campus for summer interns on Feb. 26. Students must be in their junior year and seeking a degree in business, finance or insurance. Sign-up for an interview on Expo. Contact Jennifer Wolf, Assistant President Human Resources at email@example.com for more information.
Cottingham & Butler
Executive Development Program
Interview on campus Feb. 26.
Sign-up for an interview on Expo.
Cottingham & Butler will begin interviewing on-campus for full-time Executive Development candidates on February 26. Executive Development candidates are placed in a rotational program where the end goal is a sales consultant role. Sign-up for an interview on Expo. Contact Jennifer Wolf, Assistant Vice President Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
EMC Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies is offering three internships summer 2009. Students must be business majors with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Risk Management and Insurance students are encouraged to apply. For more information, click on the job announcement below.
To apply, submit resume/application to: email@example.com
Organizations and Meetings
Gamma Iota Sigma
University of Iowa Beta Alpha Chapter
Meeting: Feb. 25
The next meeting is Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. S401 PBB
Presentation: Three speakers from TrueNorth Companies, including recent RMI graduate Peter Berg.
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
Next Meeting: March. 11, 2009
Location: Marriott, Cedar Rapids
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, Metabolic Disease, will be presented by Steve Flood from Holmes Murphy & Associates.
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
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