The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

Student Opportunities

An RMI career holds great promise and many opportunities. Risk management encompasses the analysis of the financial and economic characteristics of risk exposure. Professionals in the field are in great demand and needed in virtually every industry or business from health care, banking, and financial services to manufacturing, energy, and technology.

Any University of Iowa undergraduate student may participate in the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance. Students with course work in finance, business, math, and actuarial sciences are a natural fit for the program.

The core of Vaughan Institute is the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate, which provides a series of courses that lay the groundwork for your successful career in the field. Even taking a few courses can be beneficial as you gain insights into key components of business operations.

Other programming, such as internships, guest speakers, company visits, a student resume book, and an industry-specific student organization, Gamma Iota Sigma, help provide enhanced understanding and experience that makes you stand out from other candidates.

We encourage students to discuss their options with their career services advisors and with Vaughan Institute staff. Explore the possibilities available to you in this rewarding field.