Student News & Deadlines: January 2009

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Process for Applying for RMI Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 28, 2009
  • The 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, 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.

    Cedar Rapids Corporate Networking Event
  • March 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. RSVP to Viana Rockel.
    Learn more

    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 begin as early as January 26 (AVIVA) and January 27 (Prudential). Signs up for Expo and register for an interview today.

    Student Resume Book
  • Goal 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 Matt Illman 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

    Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association Internship (IRU)
    Earn designation as a Vaughan Scholar
    Apply online:,
    Application Deadline: Feb.. 1 for internships that begin June 1

    National Scholarships

    Spencer Educational Foundation Scholarships
    Deadline: January 30, 2009 for 2009-2010 awards $5,000 to $7,500.
    Spencer Education Foundation

    Organizations and Memberships

    Gamma Iota Sigma
    University of Iowa Beta Alpha Chapter
    Members meeting January 25
    Dues: $45 new member and $20 returning member
    GIS will hold its first members meeting for the semester on January 25. Contact Karyn Droessler for information on the location and time. They have an impressive line-up of speakers for this semester, and students are encouraged to become involved early. Students also are encouraged to join GIS if they want their resume in the resume book.

    Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
    Next Meeting: January 21, 2009
    Location: Cedar Rapids Marriott
    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, Wrestling Without Mud: Ethics in Claims Management, will be presented by Michael Conley of Anderson, Kill & Olick, PC.

    To register, RSVP to Tom Ohrt.

    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

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