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
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