Connecting the Dots
For several years we have been hearing a unified message coming from the insurance industry that predicted increased hiring. The projections were based on assessing the distribution of age in the workforce, finding that impending retirements were going to create opportunities. In addition the economy is performing at the high end of projections and the pace of innovation through technology is very high. Even the dampening effects of M&A activity are not going to negatively affect the job market for long for graduates with current skills and knowledge. It’s a great time to be in risk management!
Concurrent with the increased demand, the partnership between Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and Delta Air Lines came to fruition with the opening of the Delta Student Success Center at 55 Park Place. The Delta Student Success Center has provided the first class physical space for students and employers to meet and to interact in the best possible way. The Robinson College also has fully committed to the Handshake software portal, a state of the art tool for employers and students to quickly and easily connect. Employers can access students by major and skill and post internships and job opportunities.
RMF is Value Added
RMF is always looking ahead to face the rising needs of employers. Insurance companies and related businesses are looking to hire students from many disciplines in the Robinson College: accounting, analytics, finance, and computer information systems. That being said, the advantage that the Risk Management & Insurance Department provides is the foundational knowledge necessary to tie technology, human interface, behavioral awareness, and change management together within the insurance industry. The opportunity for those with an understanding of the underlying principals and processes is at its peak. The combination of a growing economy, rapid technological change and significant numbers of retirees is a trifecta of possibilities for those starting their careers.
The pace of business change has often moved faster than the pace of education and though this has always been true, the gap is steadily growing. The unique nature of the RMF, allows it to fill the gap between industry and education, providing an invaluable conduit between this divergence. As a result, all business schools are being challenged to adopt shorter planning horizons and to build in more flexibility. While the Robinson College is becoming more nimble, the RMF is even more so and serves as a timely and adaptable resource that allows the Department to rapidly deploy resources to needed areas.
60 years of Outstanding Service from the RMF Board
The value added to the Department comes from the RMF Board of Trustees. This talented and generous group supports the foundation personally and professionally by giving generously of their time. They serve on committees, as mentors and are good will ambassadors, representing Georgia State University and the risk industries to the world. These leaders continue a legacy of service started by Dr. Ken Black in 1959 when he and the original board chartered the Educational Foundation Inc., the original name of the Risk Management Foundation. We commend their meritorious service as we celebrate 60 years of the excellence of the RMI Department.
Director, Risk Management Foundation