UGA Specific Information for Risk Management and Insurance

Risk management and insurance professionals focus on the function of executive leadership in handling risks facing the business enterprise. The risk management and insurance industry offers careers that help individuals and businesses manage (or anticipate) risk to protect themselves from catastrophic losses. These professionals help clients understand their insurance needs and options. The first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think of jobs in insurance is sales - but that’s only one aspect of the field. Other areas include consulting, underwriting, asset management, human resources, customer service, actuarial and legal services. Some Risk Management majors pursue related Terry College certificate programs, such as the Certificate in Legal Studies or the Actuarial Science certificate. These qualifications require specific coursework and are closely tied to the student’s career interests. 



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Risk Management and Insurance *

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Clubs & Organizations

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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS

  • Actuary - Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
  • Claims - Review settled insurance claims to determine that payments and settlements have been made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Report overpayments, underpayments, and other irregularities. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation.
  • Insurance Broker or Agent - Investigate, analyze, and determine the extent of insurance company's liability concerning personal, casualty, or property loss or damages, and attempt to effect settlement with claimants. Correspond with or interview medical specialists, agents, witnesses, or claimants to compile information. Calculate benefit payments and approve payment of claims within a certain monetary limit.
  • Risk Analyst - Analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.
  • Insurance Underwriter - Review individual applications for insurance to evaluate degree of risk involved and determine acceptance of applications.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Get Connected

The Risk Management and Insurance Department at UGA does an excellent job of connecting students with career opportunities. Take advantage of these resources during your time in school – join one of the professional associations, subscribe to the department’s listserv, and attend campus events such as employer information sessions and the RMI Career Fair held each spring.

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH

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LINKEDIN

  • Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords.  
  • Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well.  
  • To login, visit the LinkedIn main page

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Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Career Insider: Vault Guides - Vault is one of the world’s leading sources of Career Intelligence.  It can help make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects significantly easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help! (Login using your 810/811)
  • Candid Career - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
  • Interstride - View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides 
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. Now with nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, you have all the information you might need to make your next career decision. 
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Terry Connect - Terry's online mentorship platform. By creating an online profile during the active enrollment period (mid-late August) students will be matched with a mentor in their prospective industry for advice on job/internship searches, interview skills, and professional development. Students are also able to engage with alumni and each other on discussion boards and in special interest groups.  
  • UGA Mentor Program - Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections.  It personalizes the mentoring experience; connecting you with mentors that are just right for your commitment.. There's a better way to network.  Visit mentor.uga.edu today and find a mentor who can help you see your future.

Employment Websites

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MAJOR/CAREER SPECIFIC JOB BOARDS: 

Professional Associations/Resources


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
AB Risk Specialist, Inc Account Manager
Ad Victoriam Solutions Analyst
AIG Underwriting Analyst
All Risks Associate Broker, Production Associate
Allstate Insurance Sales Consultant
American Strategic Insurance (ASI) Underwriter Trainee
Amica Mutual Insurance Associate Adjuster
Aon Account Representative, Account Specialist, Associate Broker, Health and Benefits Specialist, Innovation Rotational Program, Underwriter Specialist
Associated Credit Union Risk Mitigation Specialist
Auto-Owners Insurance Associate Underwriter
B. Riley FBR Investment Banking Analyst
Bass Underwriters Underwriter Assistant
Beazley Group Assistant Underwriter, Associate Underwriter, Underwriter Trainee
Beecher Carlson Casualty Risk Analyst, Risk Analyst
Berkshire Hathaway Underwriter I
BlueSkyRisk Underwriting Specialist
Bowen, Miclette & Britt Insurance Agency, LLC Producer
Bowers Insurance Group Commercial Producer
Brown & Brown Associate Broker
Brown & Riding Insurance Services Production Assistant
Burns & Wilcox Associate Underwriter, Broker Assistant
Chubb Associate Underwriter, Chubb Associate, Chubb Associate Program: Westchester Environmental, Commercial Underwriter, Environmental Underwriter
CNA Risk Control Risk Control Trainee
CollegeTown Properties Leasing Associate
Commercial Lines Underwriter Trainee Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Consolidated Risk Solutions Account Associate
Credigy Rotation Analyst
Crum & Forster Account Executive
Deloitte Regulatory and Operational Risk Consultant
Dixon Hughes Goodman Data Analytics Healthcare Consultant
Docebo Outbound Business Development Representative
Eastern Alliance Insurance Company Associate Underwriter
Elavon Financial Systems Analyst
Entertainment Risk Underwriting Specialist
Everest Insurance Underwriting Assistant
Fallon Benefits Group Employee Benefits Coordinator
First Data Procurement Analyst
GEICO Management Development Position, Management Development Program
General Star Underwriter Trainee
Georgia Farm Bureau Associate Case Auto Underwriter
Glen Davis and Associates Trainee
Great American Insurance Group Production Underwriter Trainee
Hallmark Financial Services Inc. Associate Underwriter
Harden & Associates Account Director
Hiscox Underwriting Graduate Program
Holder Construction Risk Management Intern
Huashi AmyPark Agency Team Member
HUB International Benefit Analyst
ICAT Platform Business Units (PBU) Underwriter
Insurance Office of America Account Coordinator
INSUREtrust Account Manager
Ironshore Underwriting Trainee
James River Insurance Associate Underwriter
KPMG Actuarial Associate, Risk Consultant, Tax Associate
LeaseTerm Solutions Account Executive
Liberty Mutual Insurance E&S Property Underwriting Trainee, Middle Market Underwriting Trainee, Underwriter, Underwriting Trainee
Lighting Associates Inc. Marketing Specialist
Lockton Companies Account Analyst, Account Services Administrator, Employee Benefits Account Analyst, Financial Analyst
Lyon Fry Cadden Insurance Account Manager
Markel Underwriting Technician
MarketSphere Consultant
Marquee Insurance Group National Sales Representative
Marsh TRAC Associate
Marsh and McLennan Companies Account Executive
McGriff, Siebels, and Williams Producer Trainee
Merlinos and Associates Actuarial Analyst
Merrill Lynch FADP Trainee, Financial Service Representative
Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative
Old Republic Aerospace Premium Audit Analyst
Origami Risk Risk System Analyst
Peachtree Benefit Group Associate Account Manager
Peachtree Special Risk Brokers Associate Broker Trainee
Philadelphia Insurance Companies Southeast Territory Account Executive
PURE Group of Insurance Companies Underwriting Analyst
PwC Digital Risk Solutions Associate
Rapid Mortgage Loan Officer
RCM&D Client Representative
Red Hat Financial Services Associate Middleware Consultant
Revolos Business Analyst
Rhodes Risk Advisors Music and Entertainment Specialist
Risk Placement Services Associate Broker, Underwriter Associate
RLI Transportation Associate Underwriter
Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace Commercial Officer
RSM US LLP Not Specified
Sedgwick Claims Associate
Snellings Walters Technical Manager
South State Bank Teller/Financial Service Representative
SPX Corporation Auditor
Starr Insurance Companies Underwriting Associate
Start Companies Underwriting Associate
State Farm Agent Aspirant, Claims Specialist, Client Specialist
Sterling Seacrest Partners Account Associate, Client Service Assistant, Client Services Assistant
SunTrust Bank Corporate Functions Development Analyst
Swan Transportation Services Logistics Coordinator
Tanner, Ballew and Maloof, Inc. Associate
Terry Bayles Recruiter
The Hackett Group Associate Consultant
The Piedmont Group Financial Services Representative
TIS Insurance Services, Inc. Account Executive
Travelers Inside Auto Claims Rep
Turner Wood and Smith Insurance Agency Employee Benefits Producer
Turnkey Planning Solution Paraplanner
UPS Financial Analyst
USI Insurance Program Associate
Ventus Risk Management Assistant Underwriter
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Head Golf Coach
Wakely Consulting Group Actuarial Analyst
Wells Fargo Bank Teller
Westchester, a Chubb company Underwriting Associate
Willis Towers Watson Assistant Client Manager, Associate Broker, GDP, Reinsurance Analyst
XPO Logistics, Inc. Safety and Risk Management
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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Risk Management and Insurance - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
New York University Not Specified, Not Specified
University of Georgia Business Administration, MBA; Business Analytics, MSBA; Law, JD
Washington University Finance, Not Specified
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