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Shadow Day | Risk Management and Insurance

Shadow Day: Risk Management and Insurance

Every semester the RMI Program hosts a Shadow Day to introduce students to the Risk Management and Insurance industry. 


The local chapters of the CPCU Society and the RIMS Society partner with the program and send students out into the workforce for a half day to a day-long experience. You don't have to be an RMI student to participate.

More than 40 students are hosted at various employers, ranging from small independent insurance agencies to large international brokerage firms. Many larger carriers host several students.

Benefits—For Both Students and Employers


Some students garnered internship opportunities at the conclusion of their day while others have later interviewed for full-time employment with their Shadow Day host. Sometimes the Shadow Day host has forwarded a student’s resume on to one of their industry partners.

Employers appreciate the opportunity to showcase their companies to interested people. 

The RMI industry is expected to experience a significant amount of employee retirements in the next decade. Thus, the employers are planning now by seeking new young talent.


Shadow Day guidelines​​

To register or if you have questions, email


Student Experiences


All-in-all, I would certainly recommend the RMI Shadow Day to any student who thinks they MAY be interested in getting into the industry. There are many more types of positions available than I would have thought, and there is tremendous growth potential.

- Tyghe Boone-Worthington, CU Denver Business Student

This was an amazing experience. The fast pace kept me engaged, and the employees I shadowed were excited about their positions, quite tenured, and very educational. I am extremely grateful for the time both companies gave me, and for you organizing all these opportunities! I look forward to participating in upcoming events as well!"

- Skylar Rick, RMI Graduate Student

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