Students participate in the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge


Students from eight university risk management teams will compete in San Francisco for the top honor in the 2022 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge.

The winning team will be announced at a Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. reception on Tuesday at the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.’s Riskworld conference.

The eight finalists will pitch their strategies to a panel of risk professionals on Monday based on a case study developed by risk executives at Starbucks Corp.

Teams from Appalachian State University, Fudan University China, Peking University China, St. Mary’s University (Texas), University of Hartford, University of California South, University of Georgia and University of Wisconsin were chosen to compete.

Teams from Fudan and Beijing universities will present virtually.

Meanwhile, 36 students have received free registration and funds for travel and accommodation to attend Riskworld, thanks to a 2022 Anita Benedetti Student Participation Program scholarship awarded by RIMS.

The program, sponsored by the Spencer Educational Foundation, recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in risk management and insurance.

Six of the 36 scholarship students are risk management and insurance students attending international institutions. The international group includes a student from Lingnan University in Hong Kong; three from the National Insurance Academy in India; and two from Universidad EAFIT in Colombia.

“As business leaders around the world demonstrate a greater commitment to building their risk management capabilities, it is essential that RIMS commits its resources to building a pipeline of talented professionals to meet these expectations,” said the RIMS President Patrick Sterling in a statement.

“The ABSIP program is essential for students, not only providing them with the necessary funds to attend the conference, but it also creates real excitement on their campuses about the opportunities and benefits of entering the fields of management. risk and insurance,” said Megan, executive director of Spencer. said Miller.


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