RIMS Risk Management and Insurance Mentor Program Guidelines
The program's objective is to prepare risk management students and professionals to become future business leaders by linking them with senior risk management and insurance mentors who have taken that path and are committed to sharing their knowledge.
Student Mentee Qualifications and Responsibilities:
- The program is open to junior and senior risk management majors in good academic standing, with specific interest in risk management, insurance brokerage or underwriting.
- The program is also open to any Professional in the insurance industry interested in being mentored.
- Commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month for initial 6-month term.
- Student will submit brief report on Mentee Activities to faculty advisor at end of 6-month term.
- Make initial contact with your assigned mentor.
- Please submit an email to Cindy Tiritilli with the following information:
- • First and Last Name:
• Email address:
• Month and Year (anticipated) graduation:
• Major(s) [must be industry-relevant]:
• Specific area/s of interest:
• Are you currently a RIMS (Student) Member?
• Are you affiliated with a RIMS Chapter? (If so, which one?):
• Is there any other information you’d like us to consider that may impact your participation?
Mentor Qualifications and Responsibilities:
- Any risk management and insurance professional with a minimum of 5 years experience.
- Consider yourself a good teacher.
- Support at least one Mentee (could have more if you wish to dedicate the time).
- Commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month per Mentee for initial 6-month term.
- Agree to submit brief report on Mentor Activities to RIMS Student Outreach Task Force at end of 6-month term.
- Either party can terminate the relationship at any time.
- Appropriate, professional behavior is expected and required.
- Accountability is a must; keep your promise and meet your commitments.
- The relationship is based on trust and confidentiality.
- Breakfast/lunch/dinner meetings
- Internal/external business meetings with other members of the mentor's company
- Corporate tours
- Corporate social events such as company picnics; annual parties
- Involvement in corporate civic/volunteer programs
- Professional seminars; industry meetings
- Mock interviews
- Incorporating the mentor in class projects
- Resume review
- Structured activity as part of formal RIMS functions
- Self-identification of Mentor via RIMS
- Self-identification of Student Mentee to faculty advisor
- Self-identification of Professional Mentee via RIMS
- Faculty advisor matches of Student Mentee to Mentor
- RIMS Mentor Program Committee matches of Professional Mentee to Mentor
- Long range: Online registration via University/RIMS/CPCU website
Two hours per month for initial 6-month term
If you are interested in serving as or are looking for a mentor, please contact Cindy Tiritilli.