Each spring the Katie School of Insurance and Gamma Iota Sigma host the annual Extreme Risk Takers Symposium in downtown Chicago. Over 150 RMI students from across the country and Canada attend the weekend event to gain knowledge of the surplus lines industry.
The event includes a career fair, networking opportunities with industry professionals, educational sessions with E&S presenters and evening social activities. The Symposium is sponsored by the WSIA Education Foundation.
Events of the Symposium
Educational sessions with various presenters and topics within the surplus lines industry
Evening dinner at a popular downtown restaurant
Bowling social event for all the students
Objectives of the Symposium
Introduce college undergraduates to the surplus lines industry
Student interaction with other insurance students from different schools
Create networking opportunities with industry executives and other students to build relationships for the future
"The experience was truly fantastic, and I was able to acquire so much knowledge from the presentations given. The case studies reviewed really helped me understand exactly what professionals do in a typical day, and this was very beneficial to me. So many previous questions that I had about the insurance indutry were answered this weekend." ~Brendan Leibforth