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Student Engagement Program

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The Institutes CPCU Society and the CPCU-Loman Education Foundation are committed to attracting the best and brightest students into the property-casualty insurance and risk management industry and to helping these students succeed throughout their careers. To support these efforts, we are offering college students the opportunity to engage with experienced mentors, as well as financial support to begin their CPCU® journey.

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What's Included in the 2018 Program?

Support to attend the CPCU Society 2018 Annual Meeting
October 13-16, San Diego

The CPCU Society Annual Meeting brings together thousands of insurance and risk management professionals at all levels in an effort to educate, inspire and empower current and future industry leaders.

Students will receive:

  • Complimentary registration, allowing admittance to all educational and networking sessions
  • Complimentary breakfasts and lunches October 14-16
  • Admittance to the student welcome reception, October 13
  • Admittance to both Career Conversations mentoring sessions
  • Three nights of accommodations at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $500* on airfare, train or mileage travel reimbursement
  • A $250 stipend to be used at the student's discretion, to cover additional expenses such as transportation, an additional hotel night, or business attire.

*To qualify for travel expense reimbursement, students must participate in all Annual Meeting activities, including the student welcome reception, mentoring sessions, and educational and general sessions. Travel reimbursement and $250 stipend will be provided at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. 

Six-Month Mentoring Program Participation

Through the CPCU Society’s intuitive software, students accepted into the Mentoring Program will be matched with veteran CPCU Society members based on their interests and career goals. During the mentoring experience, students can set and meet goals with their mentor, which may include passing an exam, completing an internship, drafting their resume or setting their career path.

This program is designed to be flexible, allowing students to learn from their mentors and achieve the goals that will most help them successfully enter the workforce.


All applicants must:

  • Be full-time sophomores entering their junior year or juniors entering their senior year; enrolled in an accredited college or university; and majoring in insurance, risk management, actuarial science, or related program of study
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Display continued excitement and commitment to entering the insurance industry and completing their CPCU designation
  • GIS student membership in The CPCU Society preferred but not required

Applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated academic excellence, interest in sharing insurance industry careers with peers, and commitment to pursuing their CPCU designation.

Other Criteria:

  • A maximum of fifteen students will be accepted into the 2018 program. Students sponsored by a school or employer do not count towards this maximum.
  • No more than two students from the same academic institution will be accepted in a given year.
  • Graduate students pursuing a higher degree are not eligible
  • Part-time students supported by an inurance employer are not eligible

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted from April 1-May 15, 2018
Extended from original deadline of May 1

Applicants must submit the following to Kingsland@TheInstitutes.org:

  • Completed 2018 Student Engagement Program application form
  • Accompanying personal statement addressing the questions on the application form
  • Resume detailing coursework and/or experience in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science
  • Letter of reference from supporting faculty member or academic adviser

Please email Lauren Kingsland, Executive Assistant, with any questions: Kingsland@TheInstitutes.org


May 15:  Deadline for applications
June 15:  Notification of acceptance
October 13—16:   Participation in the 2018 Annual Meeting
October 2018:   Mentoring program begins

What's Next:

Students who successfully complete the Student Engagement Program will be encouraged to apply for the following to further support their career growth:

  • Loman Internship Financial Aid Program
  • Eligibility: College juniors and seniors
  • Award: Up to $2,000 to offset the cost of an internship
  • President’s CPCU Scholarship Program
  • Eligibility: College students and early career professionals employed in the property and casualty insurance field
  • Award: Up to $4,000 to cover the cost of completing the CPCU designation
  • Candidate Membership in the CPCU Society
  • Eligibility: Individuals with 2+ completed courses in the CPCU program
  • Benefits: Complimentary educational resources, continued participation in the mentoring program, discounts on Annual Meeting and local chapter events, access to job board and resume critiquing, and more!