PRIMA Invites Students to Apply to its 2015 Student Scholarship Program

2015 Student Scholarships

The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) invites students to apply to the 2015 Student Scholarship Program.

Each year, PRIMA awards two scholarships to students enrolled in public policy and public administration programs. The scholarship covers conference registration fees, meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation costs to attend PRIMA’s 36th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. The conference will take place on June 7-10, 2015. It will offer more than 50 sessions related to insurance, risk and loss control, risk management, pooling, schools, human resources, legal and regulatory issues, and enterprise risk management. Students will be able to attend any of these educational sessions in addition to the special events hosted by PRIMA.

The scholarship winners will be paired with mentors who are experienced risk managers and PRIMA members. They will help the students network, gain industry knowledge, and expose them to other learning (and possible job) opportunities before, during, and after the 2015 Annual Conference. The winners will also receive a complimentary one-year student membership to PRIMA.

The deadline to submit the student scholarship applications is Friday, February 20, 2015.

Please take the time to inform your students and colleagues about this great opportunity. To download the application materials or to learn more about this program, click here.

Questions? Please contact:

Dannieka Williams

Program Assistant

Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)

700 South Washington Street

Suite 218

Alexandria, VA 22314-4291

Main: (703) 528-7701

Direct: (703) 253-1271

Fax: (703) 739-0200


PRIMA StudentScholarshipBrochure Final.pdf


Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting: February 3rd from 5:00 pm – 6:00pm in Cashion 306

Gamma Iota Sigma members,

Come join us for the first meeting of the semester! We will have Esequiel Nathal from DFW RIMS and Kyle Weddle from Lennox International Inc. coming to speak to us about resources available to students through RIMS and other groups, and entry level opportunities in RMI. We will also be covering the plans for the upcoming semester! This is a meeting you certainly don’t want to miss!

Who: All Gamma Iota Sigma members and students interested in the insurance industry welcome!
When: February 3rd from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Cashion 306

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Rachel Shriver
Vice President of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

Insurance Industry Internship Opportunities

From: Susan Wisbey-Smith []
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:01 PM
Subject: Insurance Industry Internship Opportunities

Hello Baylor University Gamma Iota Sigma chapter,

I work with the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), a large industry organization. For the past three years, the CLM has sponsored an internship program for students interested in a career in the claims industry. I have more than 30 8-week internship openings for the summer with some of the biggest insurance companies in the industry. Each internship pays $6,400. Many of our past interns have gone on to full-time employment in the industry. I’ve attached a flyer promoting the program and hope you’ll share it with your students. Complete details and the application can be found online at

Let me know if you have any questions.

Susan Wisbey-Smith

CLM Claims Management Internship 2015.pdf

AAMGA Student Research Contest – $2000 Award

Just in case if any members of Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma might be interested in this research award opportunity:

From: Jeff Henry []
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 1:37 PM
Subject: AAMGA Student Research Contest – $2000 Award

Good afternoon,

I want to remind you of the upcoming deadline of March 1st for the AAMGA Student Research Contest. If you have not already decided to participate, I would like to invite your students to be a part of our fifth annual AAMGA Student Research Contest. With this solicitation, the AAMGA seeks research papers on property and casualty industry-related topics focused on the issues and dilemmas faced by organizations and individuals in the Wholesale or Excess and Surplus Lines industry. Specific details can be found in the attached flyer or in this one-minute promotional video featuring Noelle Codispoti.

Two winning papers will be selected from the submissions and the authors will be awarded $2000 and invited to attend (with their professors), at our expense, the AAMGA Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, May 17-20, 2015. Here, they will be recognized for their achievement, and this event, attended by over 1000 influential decision-makers, is an invaluable networking experience.

In addition, the winners’ research papers will be released to trade publications, including the Wholesale Insurance News (WIN) Magazine dedicated specifically to the Excess and Surplus Lines Industry.

I sincerely hope you will encourage your students to be a part of this opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Jeffrey D. Henry, M.Ed. | AAMGA Director of Education and Professional Development | 610 Freedom Business Center, Ste. 110 | King of Prussia, PA 19406 | 610.992.0005 (O) | 610.992.0021 (F) | 513.377.8911 (M)

AAMGA Student Research Contest 2015.docx

Spencer Educational Foundation merit scholarship deadline: January 31, 2015

The Spencer Educational Foundation provides merit scholarships to students studying risk management and insurance as well as finance/business administration. In 2015, the Foundation will continue to offer undergraduate ($5,000), graduate ($10,000) and pre-dissertation Ph.D. ($10,000) scholarships.

The criteria for the Foundation’s scholarships are as follows:

  • Be a full-time student (12 hours or more per term)*
  • Field of study – normally a major or minor in a risk-management discipline
  • Career objectives in risk management
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Relevant work experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Doctoral students should have had meaningful work experience
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college/university

To apply for a scholarship, you will need to create a new account at You will be able to save and come back to the application.

Applications must be complete and submitted by January 31, 2015.

For more information about the Foundation and its programs, please visit

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Angela Sabatino at asabatino.

Career Opportunity with Texas Mutual Insurance Company – Underwriter Trainee

The start date of the Underwriter Trainee program will June 2015 so this would be a great opportunity for May 2015 graduates. The program is a full time/full pay/full benefits position. The training will take place at our corporate office in Austin and will last approximately 14 weeks (Austin lodging paid for by the company during the training). After training, the positions will be located in either Austin, Houston or Dallas. We are looking to hire 6 trainees for the program.

Job posting:

At Texas Mutual, our people and their commitment to customer service make the difference. Join us in this commitment as an Underwriter Trainee.

In this role, you will:

· Complete a twelve to fourteen week underwriting training program at our Austin corporate office.

· Underwrite workers’ compensation insurance policies.

· Evaluate applications, analyze risks, and define coverage terms.

· Build and maintain strong relationships with agents and policyholders, delivering excellent customer service.

· Establish appropriate premium rates to further company goals and objectives.

Upon completion of the underwriting training program, you will be located in any one of our offices in the state of Texas: Austin, Dallas or Houston as an Underwriter I. In order to be considered for this position, candidates must be willing to relocate to one of these locations.

The successful candidate must have:

Bachelor’s degree in risk management, insurance, business or finance (preferred). 0-2 years of underwriting experience.

For more information about this opportunity, contact:

Julie Dietert
Human Resources Consultant
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Phone: (512) 224-3865

Email: JDietert

About Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state’s leading choice for workers’ compensation insurance, with 38 percent of the market. About 57,000 Texas businesses rely on us to help them control their workers’ comp costs, protect their employees, and ensure their injured workers receive quality care.

Preventing workplace accidents is a foundation of our mission. When the company succeeds, we reward loyal policyholder owners who share our vision of a safer Texas. Since 1999, we have paid nearly $1.4 billion in dividends to safety-conscious owners. Dividends are evidence of our vested interest in Texans’ success.

We also have a vested interest in seeing our employees succeed. Our competitive salaries, award-winning benefits package, and employee recognition programs are just a few of the reasons our average employee tenure is 10 years.

We empower our employees to grow their careers with our professional development opportunities. We encourage employees to make positive changes in their communities through our involvement with the United Way and other service organizations. It is this type of commitment to our employees that has led to us being named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas every year since 2011.

Texas Mutual is always seeking talented, dedicated people to join its team. If you want to invest your time and talent in a Texas-based company that stands for more than the bottom line, visit the Careers page at