The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

Student News & Deadlines

Contact Viana Rockel, 335-1015

Headlines March 2010

Vaughan Institute Announcements

  • Create a new email address now
  • IIAI Sponsored Licensure Class
  • Industry News, Events and Professional Trips

  • RIMS Meeting, March 10, 2010
  • Gamma Iota Sigma Events

  • March 7, Scott Fisher
  • Blood Drive
  • Employment and Internships

  • State Farm Companies
  • Motorists Mutual Accelerated Training Program
  • Interviews and Mock Interviews
  • Vaughan Institute Announcements

    Create an email account now

    When you graduate, you will lose your .uiowa email account. Create a permanent email account now using Yahoo, Gmail or some other service. Even if you're not graduating in May, it is a good idea to create an account and begin using LinkedIn to help extend your network. Soon, you'll be invited to join the Institute's LinkedIn group, and you'll need a different email address to join. Once your permanent email has been established, please email Viana with the address for inclusion in our LinkedIn group.

    LinkedIn is a professional networking site that helps you find past and present colleagues, discover inside connections when you are looking for a jog and get answers to important business questions. It is an important way to stay connected to the University and the Institute.

    IIAI Sponsored State Licensure Class

    We can make room for more students in the state licensure study course sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa. The course will be held all day on April 9, 23 and 24. Contact Viana for more information. The course is free of charge, but you will need to make arrangements and pay the fee for the test, if you decide to take the test. The course will prepare you for the combined Persoanl Lines and Commercial Lines test.

    Industry News

    Risk and Insurance Management Society Meeting, March

  • Speaker: Teresa Lynn, Corvel
  • Topic: Medicare Set Asides and Mandatory Reporting
  • Location: Thunder Bay Grille, 6511 Brady Street, Davenport, IA
  • Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 Social Time, 5:30 Speaker, 6:30 Dinner
  • 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

    Gamma Iota Sigma Events

    Scott Fisher

    • March 7, 2010
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 P.M.
    • C121 PBB
    • Contact: Jon Raftis

    Scott Fisher is an adjunct lecturer for the Vaughan Institute. He also owns his own employee benefits company. He will speak on health insurance and health care reform.

    The speaker for the March 28 meeting will be announced at a later date.

    Blood Drive

    • Wednesday, March 10
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Gamma Iota Sigma is hosting a blood drive in the Tippie College of Business on Wednesday, March 10 from 11am - 3pm. Donating to the DeGowin Blood Center will take about an hour, and refreshments will be available. Please schedule your appointment in advance. http://uiowa.givesblood.org. Select the drive called "College of Business" on March 10. For more information, contactRenee Vavroch.

    Employment and Internships

    State Farm Companies

    Most of State Farm's internships in Bloomington this summer have been filled, but there may be openings left in some of the "zones". Review their internships website to learn more. Students who are looking for both internships or full time employment should check out their job opportunities website to view the positions currently available.

    Motorists Mutual Accelerated Training Program for Recent Graduates

    If you're looking for a job this summer, consider Motorists Mutual. Their accelerated training program covers all aspects of the business. Candidates spend three months in their home office in Columbus Ohio before being assigned their final location. There is one Commercial Lines opening in Dewitt Iowa. To learn more about the program, search for Accelerated on the careers website.

    Pomerantz Career Center Interviews and Mock Interviews

    Meet company representatives and practice your interview skills by signing up for interviews and mock interviews with companies registered through the career center. Check out the March calendar for information about the companies that will be on campus during the month.

    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