Talent Development Opportunities for Members

Host a WSIA Intern

Every summer, WSIA member firms host 18 college interns selected by the WSIA Career Development Committee. Interns spend five weeks with a carrier and four weeks with a broker. All housing and transportation is paid for by WSIA and hosts pay the interns $18 per hour. To learn more about being a host and to receive a WSIA Internship Host Guide, contact Christine Timmerman at chris@wsia.orgClick here for more information about the program. 

Present to college students

Career Development Committee members make presentations to college students during classes or GIS meetings every semester. A “Speakers Bureau” of industry professionals supports these outreach efforts. If you would like to be included in the Bureau to visit colleges in your area, click here to sign up or for more information or contact Christine Timmerman at chris@wsia.org.

Participate in symposium career fairs or networking receptions

The WSIA Education Foundation sponsors three symposiums annually in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix for college RMI students. During these programs, WSIA members can sponsor a booth at each Career Fair and participate in networking events with college students. Click here to learn more about our symposiums or to register for a Career Fair.

Post internships or job opportunities on the GIS Career Center

WSIA is pleased to partner with Gamma Iota Sigma, the risk management, insurance and actuarial studies fraternity, to allow use of its career center to WSIA members at a discounted rate.  This easy-to-use online portal offers employers a way to highlight their internship and entry-level job opportunities in a centralized location and allows students to post their resumes and search for jobs online.

WSIA members can register as employers at the Career Center website by providing basic demographic and contact information.  Internships can be posted for free, and there is a nominal charge associated with posting entry-level job opportunities.  Pricing details are:

Product  Regular Price       Member Discount     GIS Support Discount 
Single 90-day posting/Single 180-day posting $150/$250 $75/$125 $37.50/$62.50
Three 90-day postings/Three 180-day postings      $300/$500 $150/$250  $75/$125 
Ten 90-day postings/Ten 180-day postings $600/$100  $300/$500  $150/$250 
Posting enhancements for visibility  $100 $50  $25 

Due to the Foundation's Sustaining Partner Sponsorship of GIS, WSIA members receive a 100% discount. Interested members should email Christine Timmerman at chris@wsia.org for more information. The Career Center portal is an exciting opportunity because it puts WSIA members in direct contact with top-caliber insurance students at a very affordable cost.  WSIA members are encouraged to create a profile today and take advantage of this easy way to connect with potential employees.