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Special Careers Edition Spring 2010

The Career Fair is next week, and the resume book will be sent to the Vaughan Institute's risk management and insurance partners this week. If your resume is in the book, you may receive a call from one or more of the companies attending the Feb. 24 Career Fair. Some are already setting up interview schedules for internships and fulltime hires. If you want to be on their interview schedules, log on to Expo and sign up. Also, check the calendar for other companies that may not be attending the Career Fair.

To get the most out of the Career Fair, you may want to attend:
How to Make the Career Fair Work for You

  • Tuesday, 2/16, 12:30 PM C330 Pomerantz Center
  • Wednesday, 2/17, 4:00 PM C230 Pomerantz Center

Companies to meet the Career Fair.

When meeting with these companies, please write the Vaughan Institute on your name tags and introduce yourself as a Vaughan Institute Risk Management and Insurance student. Many know the program well and watch for our students. Click on the link to view a description of the company and opportunities.


AEGON Companies

URL: http://www.aegonins.com
Address: 4333 Edgewood Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52499

AEGON is one of the world's largest life insurance and pension groups, and a strong provider of investment products. We take pride in balancing a local approach with the power of an expanding global operation. The corporate headquarters of AEGON companies is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is also home to multiple operating divisions. With world headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands, AEGON employs approximately 30,000 people. These employees serve more than 40 million customers in over 20 countries. Respect, quality, transparency and trust constitute AEGON's core values as the company continually strives to meet the expectations of customers, shareholders, employees and business partners. Creating a better future for all its stakeholders is central to AEGON's overall mission. We invite you to join our company and grow with us in the years ahead.

Positions Available: Full-time and Internship Opportunities
Majors: Accounting, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Informatics, Interdepartmental Studies: Business Track, International Studies, Management and Organizations, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Ameriprise Financial

URL: http://www.ameriprise.com
Address: 112 Ameriprise Financial Center , Minneapolis, MN 55474

You give more, you want more. You’ve worked hard and now you’re looking for a career that’s as rewarding as it is challenging. Ameriprise Financial is a great place to find just that. With our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices nationwide, we’re America’s largest financial planning company yet we’re also a supportive nationwide family of financial professionals. We’re proud to be ranked as one of the “Best Places to Launch a Career� by BusinessWeek magazine. You provide the initiative; we provide the support to help you succeed. Thrive in our diverse and inclusive environment with award-winning training, career development and 360° support guided by accessible leaders. If you’re talented, driven, and ready to join a team of professionals who work every day to help their clients plan for and achieve their dreams, you’re ready for a career at Ameriprise Financial.

Positions Available: Financial Advisor - Inside Sales
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Aviva USA

URL: www.avivausa.com
Address: 611 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Aviva USA

Positions Available: Internships
Majors: Accounting, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Mathematics
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

URL: http://www.cir2.com/careers
Address: 1776 Pleasant Plain Road, Fairfield, IA 52556

Nestled in our nation's heartland, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc was established in 1995. It emerged from its sister B/D, Eneric Financial Services, Inc, (established in 1981), in part to better meet the needs of Representatives with RIA activities. The Cambridge of today combines the small-town traditions of honest hard work, common sense solutions, and courteous personal service with the large-firm opportunities of cutting edge technology, economies of scale, and comprehensive product selection.

Positions Available: Various
Majors: Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Interdepartmental Studies: Business Track, Management and Organizations, Management Information Systems, Marketing
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Cerner Corporation

URL: http://www.cernercareers.com
Address: 2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64117

Cerner is a global supplier of healthcare solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Around the world, health organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries turn to Cerner for our powerful yet intuitive solutions. Cerner offers clients a dedicated focus on healthcare, an end-to-end solution and service portfolio, and proven market leadership.

Positions Available: Business Consultant, Delivery Consultant, Software Engineer, System Engineer, Technical Intern
Majors: Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Informatics, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics
Degrees: BA/BS,MA/MS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Cottingham & Butler

URL: http://www.cb-sisco.com
Address: 800 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Cottingham & Butler is looking for individuals who have a passion for success and a personal commitment to excellence. We are the 47th largest insurance broker in the United States and provide a full range of insurance and employee benefit solutions for our clients. We have over 2,000 clients and do business in 40 states. We believe that growth creates opportunity. On average, we have grown 15% per year for the last 20 years. We are looking for bright and talented people to join our team of over 380 employees to drive our business forward. If you are looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, and provides unlimited growth potential, look no further.

Positions Available: Sales, Executive Development Program, Account Manager
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


COUNTRY Financial

URL: http://www.countrycareer.com
Address: 12250 Weber Hills Road ,, Suite 110, St. Louis, MO 63127

COUNTRY Financial is a multi-line insurance and financial services group, offering full service to our clients to help them achieve financial security. We believe in caring for our clients and building long lasting relationships. We have been in business since 1925. A.M. Best Company, a leading independent insurance industry analyst, consistently rates all of the companies of COUNTRY Financial A+ Superior. COUNTRY Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions Available: Financial Representative
Majors: Finance, Marketing
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


First Investors Corporation

URL: http://www.firstinvestors-careers.com
Address: 1 East 22nd Street,, Suite 710, Lombard, IL 60148

We are First Investors, a Wall Street-based financial services firm nearly 80 years of experience helping clients realize their financial goals. With regional offices located nationwide, we’re always looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join our team of accomplished professionals. We offer a complete training program, mentors to guide you through the learning process, advancement opportunities, and generous compensation and incentives. Join us-your future awaits you

Positions Available: Financial Services Representative
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


GEICO

URL: http://www.geico.jobs/iowa
Address: 2213 2nd Street, Coralville, IA 52241

What does GEICO Stand for? Government Employees Insurance Company. Puzzled, are you? Well, the name goes back to the beginnings of the company. Founder Leo Goodwin first targeted a customer base of U.S. government employees and military personnel. Today, of course, the company has grown to provide insurance to a wide range of customers, no matter whether they're employed by Uncle Sam or the private sector. How many Customers does GEICO Serve? 9 million auto policyholders and growing GEICO insures more than 16 million vehicles Just the Stats on GEICO Third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States as reported by A.M. Best 2008 market share data Fastest-growing major auto insurer in the U.S., with policies-in-force growth of 8.9 percent in 2008 Employs 24,000 associates Maintains 12 major offices around the country Provides 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Four affiliated companies to meet insurance needs of drivers

Positions Available: Customer Service Representative and Sales Representative
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


HNI Corporation

URL: http://hni.com
Address: 408 E. Second Street, Muscatine, IA 52761

HNI Corporation is a group of nine companies, each representing a family of leading brands, products and services for the office and home. HNI Corporation is the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the world and is also the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of gas- and wood-burning fireplaces. With deeply held values that have been in existence since 1944, we are a collection of individuals, called members, united by a dedication to integrity, quality, innovation, service and continuous improvement. The Corporation's strong brands, including HON®, Allsteel®, Gunlocke®, Paoli®, Maxon®, Lamex®, HBF®, Heatilator®, Heat & GloTM, Quadra-Fire®, and Harman StoveTM and all have leading positions in their markets. In 2008 the Corporation was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of America's Most Admired Companies. In 2007, the Corporation was recognized by IndustryWeek as one of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturing Companies for the fifth consecutive year. Our culture is built around Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI) and the notion that every member has something unique and valuable to contribute. We have found that when our people share their ideas, and management acts on those ideas, we achieve something powerful: 14,000-plus individuals working actively to make the company better. More information can be found on the Corporation's website at www.hnicorp.com.

Positions Available: Finance and Accounting/ IT Positions
Majors: All Business, Computer Science, Management Information Systems
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Indiana Insurance

URL: http://www.indiana-ins.com
Address: N19 W24130 Riverwood Drive,, Suite 100, Waukesha, WI 53188-1131

Fortune 100 company. Part of the Liberty Mutual Group. Commercial Lines Insurer.

Positions Available: Internships in Claims and Underwriting, Trainee Positions in Claims
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS, MA/MS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Marsh

URL: http://marsh.com
Address: 12421 Meredith Drive, Urbandale, IA 50323

Marsh Global Consumer designs, sells, implements and administers insurance-related risk management and financial service programs that generate revenue, promote loyalty, reduce costs, and increase efficiency for sponsoring clients.

Positions Available: Internships
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Internships


MassMutual Financial Group

URL: http://www.massmutualcareers.com
Address: 1415 28th Street,, Suite 350, West Des Moines, IA 50266

We understand the significance of the relationship that we have with our customers. We're a company that can be trusted to remain focused on our customers. In fact, we are so customer focused that we have insisted on still being owned by our members. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has been around for over 150 years - a tribute to our strength and consistency. We're a company that shares your values and knows the importance that you place on the commitments to your loved ones.

Positions Available: Financial Services Professional
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS,MA/MS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships

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Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

URL: http://www.modern-woodmen.org
Address: 583 E 53rd Street, Davenport, IA 52807

Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal benefit society based in Rock Island, Ill. Modern Woodmen serves more than 750,000 members nationwide, offering life insurance, annuity, investment and banking products, along with fraternal member benefits for families and their communities.

Positions Available: Financial Services Sales Representative, Managing Partner
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Nationwide Insurance

URL: http://www.nationwide.com
Address: 1200 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50391

We're committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse and talented workforce that reflects the communities and markets we serve. At Nationwide. You'll have the chance to do the best work of your career. The importance of diversity and inclusion to our culture and our business is reflected in our values and every aspect of the company. Every core and performance value we have depends on our commitment to listening to every voice and to considering every point of view in our daily interactions with each other, our suppliers and our customers. By weaving a diversity and inclusion mindset throughout Nationwide, we're free to express ourselves and to take full advantage of the broad experiences and talents we all bring. We have the opportunity to be better understood and to connect better with our co-workers. This leads to new opportunities to develop personally and professionally. Our customers ultimately benefit as we work together to serve their needs and strengthen our ability to grow and extend On Your Side promise to more and more people.

Positions Available: Variety of positions
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS,MA/MS
Position Type: Full-time


North Star Resource Group

URL: http://www.northstarfinancialcareers.com
Address: 2701 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

North Star Resource Group specializes in developing motivated individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit into Financial Advisors. We have been in business since 1908. Many things have changed in 100+ years but our values remain the same. The majority of our advisors came to us without previous financial services experience. We offer a three-year comprehensive paid training program with the resources to help you succeed. As a financial advisor with North Star Resource Group you will have access to the products and services that best suit the needs of your clients including: • Mentoring/Joint Work Culture • Total Support System • Insurance Brokerage Services • Estate and Retirement Planning Services • Employee Benefits Division • Tax Preparation Services • Investment Management Department • Practice Management Programs • Fee Based Financial Planning Department • Practice Transition Plan

Positions Available: Financial Advisor
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Northwestern Mutual

URL: http://www.northwesternmutual.com
Address: 3 Hawthorn Parkway ,, Suite 310, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Northwestern Mutual helps its policyowners and clients achieve financial security. The company offers a holistic approach to financial security solutions, including insurance, investment products and advisory services to help people in the areas of financial protection, wealth accumulation, and estate preservation and distribution. Whether clients seek personal financial security or security for their business or estate, Northwestern Mutual offers an array of solutions: including permanent and term life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance, annuities, trust services, mutual funds and advisory services.

Positions Available: Financial Representatives
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

URL: http://www.nmfn.com
Address: 2300 128th Street, Des Moines, IA 50323

The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network offers a personalized approach to uncovering financial solutions tailored to each client's individual needs. Financial representatives provide expert guidance and innovative solutions to help meet a client's financial goals and objectives at every life stage. They offer exclusive access to insurance products from a top-rated company, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, as well as an array of quality financial products and services available through the company’s subsidiaries and affiliates. The company received the best possible insurance financial strength ratings from the four major rating services: A.M. Best: A++, 6/2009 Fitch Ratings: AAA, 6/2009 Standard & Poor's: AAA, 6/2009 Moody's Investors Service: Aaa, 4/2009

Positions Available: Financial Representative
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS, MA/MS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Northwestern Mutual Financial Network- The Zach Group

URL: http://www.nmfn.com/zachgroup
Address: 1055 Longfellow Drive, Hiawatha, IA 52233

The Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives offer a personalized approach to uncovering solutions to meet each client's financial goals and objectives. They offer exclusive access to insurance products from The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, as well as an array of quality financial products and services through Network subsidiaries and affiliates. The Zach Group is seeking intern and full time representatives in the following areas: Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque, Decorah, Marshalltown, and Mason City.

Positions Available: Financial Representative, Financial Representative Intern
Majors: All Business, Communication Studies, English, Journalism/Mass Communications, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Degrees: BA/BS, MA/MS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Primerica Financial Services

URL: http://www.primerica.com
Address: 1580 Boyson Road,, Suite 1, Hiawatha, IA 52233

Primerica helps people make and save money, protect their income, save for retirement and get out of debt. As a Citi company, Primerica markets first-rate financial products and services from some of the world's most recognizable companies.

Positions Available: Representatives
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Principal Financial Group

URL: http://www.principal.com
Address: 711 High Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Founded in 1879, the Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement and investment services, life and health insurance and banking through its diverse family of financial services companies. As a 401 leader and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $280.4 billion in assets under management and serves some 18.6 million customers worldwide from offices in 12 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The Principal Financial Group, Inc. Is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG.

Positions Available: Please visit our careers site at: www.principal.com/careers
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Securian Financial Group

URL: http://www.securian.com/careers
Address: 400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101-2098

Recognized as one of the best places to work locally and nationally, we measure strength in human as well as financial terms. We value the talents – and respect the diversity – of our nationwide workforce of more than 5,000 associates. Our policy is to recruit the best and brightest, offer comprehensive on-the-job training and provide opportunities for advancement. We invest in people who want to succeed – for themselves and for the Company.

Positions Available: Actuarial Science Internship, Management Development Internship, Information Services Internship
Majors: All Liberal Arts and Sciences, Finance, Management Information Systems
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Internships


Sentry Insurance

URL: http://www.sentry.com
Address: 4400 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA 52807

Sentry Insurance is one of the country's largest and strongest mutual insurance companies. Sentry was founded in 1904 by members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association. Today, Sentry has more than $10 billion in assets, a policyholder surplus of $2.8 billion and total revenue in excess of $2.4 billion. Sentry Insurance is headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. Sentry offers a full line of property, casualty and life insurance products to protect businesses, cars, homes, lives and retirement incomes.

Positions Available: Claim Representative Positions, Leadership Development Program
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time, Internships


Social Security Administration

URL: http://www.ssa.gov
Address: 601 E 12th Street,, Room 967, Kansas City, MO 64106

Social Security is a program through which more than 90 percent of working Americans are building protection for themselves and their families against the reduction of income that comes with retirement, disability, or death. Because millions of Americans depend on the Social Security program, we are always looking for qualified people to help us accomplish our mission of serving the public's Social Security needs in the Kansas City Region (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska).

Positions Available: Claims Representatives, Service Representatives
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


State Farm Insurance

URL: http://statefarm.com
Address: 222 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510

At State Farm, we are proud of our over 80 years of service to our policyholders. As the #1 insurer of automobiles and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada, State Farm Insurance has been helping people manage the risks of everyday life and recover from the unexpected since 1922. At State Farm, we recognize that our workforce is the key to our business success. We have nearly 100,000 employees and agents working throughout the United States and Canada. We remain committed to maintaining an environment that enables every employee to make the greatest possible contributions. At State Farm we embrace diversity and strive to be the employer of choice for candidates of all backgrounds.

Positions Available: Internships
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Internships


Thrivent Financial

URL: http://Thrivent.com/careers
Address: 55 Granite Court, Mason City, IA 50401

We are a faith-based membership organization called to improve the quality of life of its members,their families and their communities by providing unparalleled solutions that focus on financial security,wellness and caring for others.

Positions Available: Financial Represenatives
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


United Fire Group

URL: http://www.unitedfiregroup.com
Address: 118 2nd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52407

United Fire & Casualty Company is a regional insurer that, along with its insurance subsidiaries, offers personal and commercial property and casualty insurance and life insurance. The company markets its products principally through its regional offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (company headquarters); Denver, Colorado; and Galveston, Texas. For the 16th consecutive year, United Fire & Casualty Company has been named to the Ward's 50, a respected benchmark group of the industry's top-performing insurance companies. For the third consecutive year, our subsidiary, United Life Insurance Company has been named to the Ward's 50 Life & Health Insurance Companies. In 2009, United Fire & Casualty Company was named to Audit Integrity's Top 100 list of companies that demonstrate high corporate integrity for the third consecutive year. For more information about United Fire & Casualty Company and its products and services, visit their website at www.unitedfiregroup.com.

Positions Available: Commercial Underwriter Trainee
Majors: All Business
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


VA Regional Office

URL: http://va.gov
Address: 210 Walnut Street,, Rm 959, Des Moines, IA 50309

The mission of the VA is to serve America's military veterans and their families. The VA provides various benefit programs such as medical care, disability compensation, pension, life insurance, and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled. The VA serves veterans, dependents and survivors through regional offices located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

Positions Available: Veterans Service Representative
Majors: Economics, English, Finance, History, Political Science, Sociology
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


Wells Fargo

URL: http://www.wellsfargo.com/careers
Address: 800 Walnut Street,, MAC F4030-023, Des Moines, IA 50309

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 10,000 Wells Fargo and Wachovia stores, 12,000 Wells Fargo and Wachovia ATMs, the internet and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. We’re headquartered in San Francisco, but we’re decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. One in three households in America does business with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has $1.2 trillion in assets and more than 279,000 team members across our 80+ businesses. We ranked fourth in assets and third in market value of our stock among our U.S. peers as of September 30, 2009. Our vision: We want to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs, help them succeed financially, be the premier provider of financial services in every one of our markets, and be known as one of America’s great companies.

Positions Available: WFF Credit Manager, Sales Rep
Majors: All Business, All Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees: BA/BS
Position Type: Full-time


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