Student Symposiums

Extreme Risk Takers Symposium Series

The WSIA Education Foundation sponsors the Extreme Risk Takers Symposium Series for students majoring in risk management and insurance, actuarial science, finance or business and are held in various locations around the country. These are also open to any student interested in learning more about the industry. Attendees hear from wholesale, specialty and surplus lines professionals, and a variety of viewpoints are presented for a thorough discussion of the industry. Each symposium features a career fair and networking reception with professionals, enabling students to gain learn more about this exciting, and important segment of the insurance industry. 


Extreme Risk Takers for Risk Management and Insurance Majors

March 5, 2021
Virtually-delivered program

This one-day symposium is hosted by the Risk Management Program within the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. The symposium is designed for risk management students as well as others who may be interested in an insurance career and is open to all students, regardless of university affiliation. 

Registration

  • Registration will open on January 15, 2021. 
  • Registration deadline is February 26, 2021.
  • Student Registration – No charge and includes: networking and educational sessions, Career Fair, and inclusion in the symposium resume booklet. 
  • Faculty/Educator Registration - No charge
  • Career Fair Registration (no charge) and includes: Career Fair booth for up to four attendees and copy of symposium resume booklet 

Extreme Risk Takers for Risk Management and Insurance Majors

March 26, 2021
Virtually-delivered program

This one-day symposium is hosted by the Alpha Kappa Chapter at the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University. The symposium is designed for risk management students as well as others who may be interested in an insurance career and is open to all students, regardless of university affiliation. 

Registration

  • Registration will open on January 15, 2021. 
  • Registration deadline is March 19, 2021.
  • Student Registration – No charge and includes: networking and educational sessions, Career Fair, and inclusion in the symposium resume booklet. 
  • Faculty/Educator Registration - No charge
  • Career Fair Registration (no charge) and includes: Career Fair booth for up to four attendees and copy of symposium resume booklet 

Download a 2020 symposium flyer


Extreme Risk Takers for Actuarial Science and Mathematics Majors 

April 9, 2021
Virtually-delivered program
 
This half-day symposium is hosted by the Actuarial Science Program at the University of California - Santa Barbara. This shortened program will highlight the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry, with a focus on actuarial and data analytics opportunities. This symposium is open to all students, regardless of university affiliation. 

  • Registration will open on January 15, 2021.
  • Student Registration – no charge and includes: networking and educational sessions, Career Fair and inclusion in the symposium resume booklet. 
  • Faculty/Educator Registration - No charge
  • Career Fair Registration (no charge) and includes: Career Fair booth for up to four attendees and a copy of symposium resume booklet.

Download a symposium flyer


Extreme Risk Takers - Tempe

October 2021 
Arizona State University Campus | Tempe, AZ

Hosted by the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University this symposium is geared towards actuarial science, mathematics and data science/analytics majors. This two-day event offers educational sessions and networking opportunities with peers and industry professionals.

Registration

  • Registration will open in August 2021
  • Student registration is $25 and includes meals, Thursday night hotel and inclusion in the symposium resume booklet.
  • Faculty registration is available at no charge. 
  • Career Fair registration is $300 and includes Thursday lunch, a career fair booth and the student resume booklet. 

Download a symposium flyer


Extreme Risk Takers Symposium - Atlanta

November 11-12, 2021
Renaissance Waverly Hotel | Atlanta, GA
 
Hosted by Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business, symposium presenters work in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry and share their passion and expertise with participants. The event generally attracts 175-200 students from more than 20 universities as well as 15-20 firms that participate in the career fair and networking reception. 

Registration

  • Registration will open in August 2021
  • Student registration is $25 and includes meals, Thursday night hotel and inclusion in the symposium resume booklet.
  • Faculty registration is available at no charge. 
  • Career Fair registration is $300 and includes Thursday lunch, a career fair booth and the student resume booklet. 

Download the 2020 symposium flyer