Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Risk Management and Insurance Blog
Welcome to the new RMI blog! by Hector Herrada

I am honored to be the first Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) student to start the first RMI blog in the program’s history! This is also my first blog ever, and I am very excited to see how it goes, so… let’s get started!

The purpose of the blog is to offer prospective students the opportunity to gain some insights into the life of those MBA students specializing in Risk Management & Insurance. We will share with you our experiences not only from an academic perspective, but also from a professional and personal point of view.

As a prospective student myself, I recall how great it was to follow the general Wisconsin MBA blog. It felt very good to be in touch in some way with the current students and to picture how my life as a Wisconsin MBA would be.

I started the program only a little over two months ago, so I am amazed by how much we have learned, and how high the exposure to first-tier companies has been in such a short period of time. The following are some of the highlights from my first semester in school so far:

  • Road trip! The director of the RMI program, Cindie Adams, and the first year students went to Chicago to meet with professionals from Zurich, Towers Watson, and AON.
  • Trip to San Diego, CA with the Senior Associate Dean, Joan Schmit, to attend the PLUS International Conference, where we mingled with top-notch specialists in the professional liability industry.
  • National Black MBA Career Fair in Atlanta, GA. I was impressed by the attention that many leaders in the industry would give me after reading “Wisconsin MBA in RMI” on my resume.
  • Student Organizations involvement. I am proud to have been elected as the International Student Representative on the Graduate Business Association board.

The program is intense. Since the very first day, we started training for job interviews, we took on group projects, we volunteered in the community, and we have been meeting with the faculty and RMI professionals to squeeze all the knowledge we can from these fantastic resources the Wisconsin School of Business has.

I look forward to sharing more experiences with you!

On Wisconsin!