The Brantley Center for Risk Management & Insurance, housed in the Walker College of Business' Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance, is offering the Building Insurance Talent (BIT) program to Appalachian State University first-year, sophomore and transfer students who are interested in RMI or Actuarial Science.
BIT is a fully-funded 8-week program (~1 hr/week) for students from underrepresented backgrounds that aims to introduce them to the insurance industry and connect them with fellow students. The program includes professional development events, networking opportunities, and community-building meals with virtual conversation. The program culminates with a 2021 trip to New York City, pending restrictions from COVID-19.
Submit Interest Form
Interested students should submit a brief, online form, insurance.appstate.edu/BIT-Interest.
About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center
The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business enhances the academic experience by providing space and staff to assist risk management and insurance majors with networking, job placement preparation and contact with faculty members outside the classroom. It provides students opportunities to participate in professional designation and licensing programs, and invites industry leaders to participate in classes and speak to student organizations. It also fosters research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of continuing education programs and helps educate the public about the insurance industry.
Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance Program is the sixth largest in the country according to Business Insurance magazine. The college's Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, founded in 1988 with support from the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, supports research and faculty development, assists the insurance industry in the design and delivery of training and continuing education programs, and facilitates interaction between students, faculty and the professionals in the insurance industry. Appalachian is designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society. For more information about the Center, visit insurance.appstate.edu.