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Risk and Insurance Alumni Newsletter: Fall 2020

December 30, 2020

Dear friends, As we come to a close with a most remarkable year, we could not feel more grateful for the resilience, support, and excellence of our students, alumni, and friends. The Wisconsin School of …

Marriott’s Brad Wood Discusses Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

October 29, 2020

The Risk Management and Insurance Society (RMIS) invited Brad Wood, a UW-Madison MBA alumnus and the Senior Director of Marriott’s Global Risk Management Organization to speak about the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA). Nearly 90 …

Smart Hardhats and Other Innovations in Workers’ Comp

October 27, 2020

On October 22nd, the Risk Management and Insurance Society (RMIS) had the privilege to hear from Nora Vrakas, the Director of Risk & Insurance for the Walbec Group, about innovations in workers’ compensation as they …

Virtual Career Fair: My Experience

October 26, 2020

Amongst the mayhem and change from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been crucial for students to begin considering how this may affect their professional endeavors. The Risk and Insurance Career Fair was held October 1, …

Actuarial Club Going Strong Virtually

October 25, 2020

Though even we could not have predicted what it would look like, the Actuarial Club is experiencing a successful, and unique, fall semester. With more than 250 active members, we are seeing encouraging levels of …

Risk Management and Insurance Society (RMIS) Adapts and Evolves

October 25, 2020

This year, RMIS has focused on maintaining connections in these difficult times. While we cannot be together in person, we can still foster connections with one another and learn together. Our typical requirements for full …

Sharing Ideas and Knowledge through Research Seminars

October 21, 2020

“For me, our department research seminars are the perfect way to connect intellectually and socially with colleagues and students both at Wisconsin and elsewhere,” reflected Risk and Insurance Assistant Professor Anita Mukherjee. “The sharing of …

Jim Swanke Captivates Us with Captives

October 9, 2020

The new semester brings about new challenges and new opportunities. Although we are not able to have events in person, we are still able to learn and grow together. On Oct. 8, 2020, the Risk …

Actuarial Club – Reflections on Our Year

May 15, 2020

What an amazing year it has been for the Actuarial Club! It’s hard to believe the way things have carried out in the past few months, but despite that I will say it again: what …

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