Student Symposiums

Extreme Risk Takers Symposium Series

The WSIA Education Foundation sponsors the Extreme Risk Takers Symposium Series for students studying 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 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. 

Extreme Risk Takers Symposium - Los Angeles

March 4, 2022
The USC Hotel | Los Angeles, CA
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This one-day symposium is co-hosted by the Risk Management Program within the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and by California State University, Northridge. 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

  • Register by February 18, 2022.
  • 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. 

Extreme Risk Takers Symposium - Chicago

March 25-26, 2022 
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile | Chicago, IL

Hosted by Illinois State University, this symposium is geared towards risk management and insurance students. This two-day event offers educational sessions and networking opportunities with peers and industry professionals. 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 January 2022.
  • Registration deadline: February 22.
  • Student registration is $25 and includes educational and networking sessions, a career fair with industry professionals, meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch), 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.  

Extreme Risk Takers Santa Barbara

April 2022
 
This symposium is hosted by the Actuarial Science Program at the University of California - Santa Barbara. This 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

  • Registration will open in January 2022.
  • Student Registration – $25 and includes networking and educational sessions, 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 Friday lunch, a career fair booth and the student resume booklet. 

Extreme Risk Takers Symposium - Tempe

October 2022
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 students. This two-day event offers educational sessions and networking opportunities with peers and industry professionals.

Registration

  • 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.