Student Mentor Program

The Atlanta RIMS and CPCU Chapters work cooperatively with representatives from the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Appalachian State University, Mercer University and Troy University to create a dynamic student mentor program. Its stated purpose is to prepare risk management students 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 with the next generation.

If you enjoy discussing your profession and would like to pass on some of your knowledge to a risk management student, please email Emily Aho at mentoring@atlrims.org.

Download the Mentorship Program Agreement

RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE MENTOR PROGRAM GUIDELINES

OBJECTIVE

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 
  • Student will submit brief report on Mentee Activities to faculty advisor 
  • Able to commute to Atlanta metro area
  • Make initial contact with your assigned mentor


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 
  • Agree to submit brief report on Mentor Activities to RIMS/CPCU 


RELATIONSHIP PARAMETERS

  • 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


SAMPLE ACTIVITIES

  • 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 or CPCU functions


ENROLLMENT - MATCHING MENTOR-TO-MENTEE

  • Self-identification of Mentor via RIMS or CPCU
  • 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


TIME COMMITMENT

  • Two hours per month through February 2023


QUALITY ASSURANCE, RESULTS, UTILIZATION

  • Mentor/Mentee survey
  • Participant feedback


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