Latest BFIS students depart for Chicago and Atlanta


The Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies (BFIS) has announced that the latest two teams of students have left Bermuda for Atlanta and Chicago to experience the insurance markets there through the BFIS ‘Intro to Insurance Programme’.

The students going to Atlanta this year are Walker Campbell (Economics/ William & Mary College), Aaron Rego (Economics/East Anglia), Danielle Wall (Business/ Wilfrid Laurier) and Chelsea Warren (Business/ Alabama A&E).

The students headed to Chicago are Khaeljah Burgess (Finance/ Nottingham Trent), Tomisha Goater (Economics/ Florida), Tashae Trott (Psychology/ Nottingham Trent) and Cayla Wade (Insurance & RM/ Georgia State).

BFIS chairman Gail Martin, 2017 Atlanta intern Niambi Landy-Philpott and 2017 Chicago intern Tracey DeSouza met with the interns at a briefing lunch on July 5th in the BFIS offices to give them advice on how to make the most of this opportunity and answer any questions they had.

According to the BFIs during these short and intense programmes from July 9nd - July 20th the students in Atlanta will be hosted by: AIG, Allied World, Alston & Bird, AmWINS, AON, Arch, Axis, Chubb, Coca-Cola, Cunningham Lindsey (MCL Global), Lloyd's, Lockton Companies, Markel, Marsh, Merlinos, RPS Atlanta, Southern Company and USI Insurance Services.

The Chicago progamme is organised by the Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management and their alumni, many of whom have participated over the years in the BFIS Bermuda intern programme. The students will be hosted by: AIG, Allied World, Aon, Arch Insurance, Chubb, Lockton, Travelers, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Zurich. They have also invited on the Chicago’s Insurance Association Lake Michigan cruise.

“These two short weeks can really help students focus on the direction of their studies and aspirations. Students participating in our intern programmes since 2002 now total 158, with 96 percent of those who have graduated finding careers in the insurance sector," said Jane Bielby, BFIS administrator and programme organiser.

“It takes a great deal of organisation and planning to coordinate these programmes and BFIS appreciates the enthusiastic response we receive from the hosting companies and their staff, many having hosted our interns every year since the programmes started.”

A presentation by all the 2018 intern groups will take place at lunchtime on Monday, July 30 at KPMG. Students interested in applying for the 2019 programmes are welcome to attend and should email BFIS at to register.

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