Career Development

WSIA is committed to developing awareness with potential future insurance professionals about career opportunities in excess and surplus lines. A large part of that outreach is done in classrooms on college campuses. Throughout the year, committed WSIA members present to students, Gamma Iota Sigma chapters and insurance symposiums to spread the word that the surplus lines industry offers challenging, dynamic careers. Much of this work also falls under the mission of, and is strongly supported by, the WSIA Education Foundation

WSIA Members
To learn more about how you can be involved with educating or hiring college students, please visit the Talent Development web page.

Students and Faculty
To learn more about the WSIA opportunities available to students and faculty, visit the Student Opportunities web page. You can also sign up to receive the WSIA U-News to be notified of events and deadlines. 

College Presentations

During the last year, more than 2,300 college students were engaged in presentations by WSIA industry professionals at college campuses, symposiums and GIS events. If you are faculty or a GIS officer and are interested in scheduling a presentation for your students, or a professional interested in presenting at an upcoming outreach event, contact WSIA’s Career Development Programs Manager, Christine Timmerman chris@wsia.org.  

Career Development Opportunities

If you’re a student already sold on the surplus lines industry, please consider interacting with WSIA through our scholarship and internship programs.  Click on the links below for more information about these WSIA opportunities for students.

WSIA Education Foundation Scholarships

WSIA Summer Internship Program

GIS Career Center

WSIA is pleased to partner with Gamma Iota Sigma, the risk management, insurance and actuarial studies fraternity, to allow use of its career center to WSIA members at a discounted rate.  This easy-to-use online portal offers employers a way to highlight their internship and entry-level job opportunities in a centralized location and allows students to post their resumes and search for jobs online.

WSIA members can register as employers at the Career Center website by providing basic demographic and contact information.  Internships can be posted for free, and there is a nominal charge associated with posting entry-level job opportunities.  For further details on the pricing schedule, please see the below:

Product Regular Price
All member discount
GIS support discount
Single 90 day posting/Single 180 day posting
$150/$250 $75/$125 $37.50/$62.50
Three 90 day postings/Three 180 day postings
$300/$500 $150/$250 $75/$125
Ten 90 day postings/ Ten 180 day postings
$600/$100 $300/$500 $150/$250
Posting enhancements (i.e. higher visibility)
$100
$50 $25

All WSIA members receive a 100% discount as a result of the Foundation's Sustaining Partner sponsorship of GIS. Interested members should email Christine Timmerman at chris@wsia.org for more information about the GIS supporter discount.

The Career Center portal is an exciting opportunity because it puts WSIA members in direct contact with top-caliber insurance students at a very affordable cost.  WSIA members are encouraged to create a profile today and take advantage of this easy way to connect with potential employees.