The Insurance program in the College of Business offers an excellent classroom education for students pursuing careers in insurance and financial services. The Center for Insurance and Financial Services (also known as the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services) sponsors outstanding experiences outside the classroom to further develop our students through activities in the corporate sector.
If you are considering a career in risk management and insurance, please view a brief presentation on Reasons to Think About a Career in Insurance.
Insurance carriers and related activities, which includes insurance agencies and brokerages, typically make up more than half of the job growth within the financial services job sector.
Learn more about insurance educational opportunities and the wide range of available career paths in insurance on InVest's website here.
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The Katie School supports student research through the ISU Innovation Consulting Community.
As a Katie School student, many resources are available such as internship, career, and networking opportunities, on-campus experience opportunities, posting your resume on the Katie School website, scholarships, the Katie School Library located in SFB 429, and more!
If you are interested in the Actuarial Science major, it is offered through the Department of Mathematics.
The Katie School of Insurance attracts some of the best and brightest students from around the country. Throughout their terms at Illinois State University and within the Katie School of Insurance, these students are often recognized for their outstanding achievements within the college, at the university, and at the industry-wide level.
Many former students attribute the Katie School with a major role in their successes by providing students with opportunities to build their professional skills, leadership experience, and exposure within the industry. These high-achieving students speak for the exceptional quality of education provided by Illinois State University and the Katie School of Insurance.
The Katie School encourages students to attend industry conferences including the RIMS conference, REBEX, the NAPSLO conference, and the Surplus Lines Insurance Symposium at Troy University. These opportunities allow students to network with industry professionals, attend educational sessions, and visit with industry providers about the latest products and services. The students hone their business and social etiquette skills during the various professional and social gatherings during the meetings.
Additionally, student officers in the Gamma Iota Sigma insurance fraternity attend the fraternity's President's Conference and the Annual International Management Conference each year. There they are able to interact with peers studying insurance and risk management at universities around the country.
Students are strongly encouraged to experience internships which offer colllege credit for real-world, on the job experience. Internships are available during the fall, spring, or summer sessions and enable a student to witness first-hand professional settings and acquire business experience.
There are also opportunities to intern at London, Bermuda, and Zurich for an international internship.
The industry is an important component of the Katie School and numerous industry professionals speak to classes and share experiences with students and faculty. Over 150 companies recruit students on our campus each year offering career and internship opportunities.
Scholarships provided by companies and organizations are awarded to outstanding insurance majors and minors, with more than $100,000 awarded annually.
Gamma Iota Sigma is the professional Insurance Fraternity in the College of Business. It is available to all Insurance majors and minors.
The College of Business Toastmasters Club provides the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills and is available to all students at Illinois State University.