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BFIS interns in Chicago, Atlanta for ‘valuable overseas experience’

A second group of Bermuda Foundation For Insurance Studies interns is headed overseas for training.

From yesterday through July 19, two teams of four Bermudian university students will be learning in depth about the insurance business in two different US cities, Chicago and Atlanta.

BFIS has been sending students to Chicago since 2006 and this is the second year they have sent students to Atlanta.

Cathy Lapsley, BFIS executive director said, “We are delighted to be sending another eight students overseas to learn all they can about the insurance business and gain that valuable overseas experience.

“It takes a lot of organisation and planning to coordinate these programmes and BFIS appreciates the help we get from the Katie School of Insurance and Finance and their alumni with the Chicago programme, and in Atlanta from former BFIS President, Mark Lima and Barry Woods of Georgia State University.”

BFIS Intern Programme Coordinator Jane Bielby noted that a number of companies have remarked that the calibre and focus of the students BFIS sends makes it a pleasure to host them.

BFIS President and Chairman of the Board Michael Fisher noted that none of this would be possible without the tremendous support of the industry both in Bermuda and overseas whose members generously donate time to share their knowledge, insights and experience with the students.

At the briefing meeting last week, Magic Boyles (Atlanta Intern 2012) and Dominique Richardson (Chicago Intern 2012) talked to this year’s interns about what to expect, how to make the most of this opportunity and what they gained from taking part last year.

The BFIS London and Bermuda intern programmes finished in June and a presentation by all four groups will take place at lunchtime on July 30 at KPMG.

The Chicago interns are: Heidi Trott (global development/University of Virginia), Natalie Zuiker (accounting/Queens), Shari Gilbert (insurance and risk management/Cass Business School), Brittany DeFrias (risk management and insurance/St John’s)

Atlanta interns are: Matthew Hogan (economics/Durham), Chris Wright (economics/Lancaster), Tucker Moore (economics/Williams College), Campbell Duffy (Finance/Roger Williams).

Insurance interns: (from left, front row:) Matthew Hogan, Chris Wright, Heidi Trott, Natalie Zuiker, Shari Gilbert, Tucker Moore and (back row) Campbell Duffy, Jane Bielby - BFIS Administrator, Magic Boyles (actuarial science/St John’s), Dominique Richardson (finance/Barry) and Michael Fisher - BFIS Chairman. Missing from photograph is Brittany DeFrias.

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Published July 09, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 08, 2013 at 7:21 pm)

BFIS interns in Chicago, Atlanta for ‘valuable overseas experience’

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