About the Insurance & Risk Management Academy (IRMA)
IRMA is located on the first floor of the Griffin Student Center. Launched in the fall of 2020, the academy functions as a service center servicing part of Encova’s Book of Business. IRMA is supervised by industry professionals and is staffed
by ODU students who are pursuing either a major or minor in Risk Management & Insurance.
IRMA was created to provide students with a positive experience to gain the proper perspective in the insurance industry. Moreover, IRMA will allow students to discover a passion for the values and opportunities that are available in this field.
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics expects approximately 400,000 people to retire from the insurance industry within the next few years.
Preparing Students for Successful Careers
In addition to the industry-specific curriculum available to students in the classroom through ODU’s Risk Management & Insurance program,
IRMA provides students with hands-on experience to empower and equip them with the education, tools and skills they need to pursue opportunities in the insurance field.
These experiences include on- and off-campus employment opportunities throughout their college career tied directly to the area of interest expressed by each student, such as underwriting, sales, claims, marketing, etc. Creating the right type of exposure
to the program guarantees a healthy and consistent flow of qualified candidates to the insurance field.
What Students Can Expect at IRMA
For the duration of a student’s time in the program, staff will work toward identifying outside internship opportunities during breaks in the academic year with various partners, including carriers and agencies. The goal is to expose the students
to different areas within the insurance field so that they may develop a better understanding of what area best matches each student’s skills, goals and passions.
In addition, all professional licenses required of students will be sponsored by IRMA to ensure they have access to the resources they need to succeed. Students will spend an average of 15 hours per week working in IRMA. Tasks assigned to students will
evolve and expand over time, so that by the time students graduate from Ohio Dominican, they’ll be prepared and well qualified to pursue full-time positions in the insurance industry.
Employment Opportunities at IRMA
If you are currently majoring or minoring in Risk Management & Insurance, or are still undecided and interested in learning more about employment opportunities at IRMA, please contact us at the email below for information.
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