Eight University Teams Selected for Risk Management Competition at RISKWORLD™

Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Tests Students’ Skills with Starbucks Case-Study

March 22, 2022

(NEW YORK) March 22, 2022 – Eight university risk management teams will compete in the 2022 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge during RISKWORLD™, RIMS rebranded annual conference and exhibition. Given a case-study that was developed by the risk executives at Starbucks Corporation, the student teams will present their strategies in front of an esteemed panel of risk professionals.

The winner will be announced at a Spencer reception held during RISKWORLD in San Francisco on April 11th.  The eight university teams chosen to compete are:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Fudan University (China – presenting virtually)
  • Peking University (China – presenting virtually)
  • St. Mary’s University (Texas)
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin

For more information about opportunities and resources developed for risk management students, visit RIMS Student Resource Center at www.rims.org/community/students.  For more information about Spencer, visit www.Spencered.org.

The Spencer Educational Foundation
The Spencer Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders through scholarships, grants, internship opportunities, on and off campus experiential learning, and support of risk management/insurance curricula. Since Spencer was founded in 1979, we have awarded nearly $9 million in scholarships and over $7 million in grants to universities and professional institutions impacting an estimated 70,000 students through our programming. For more information, please visit us at www.spencered.org.

Launched in 1963, RIMS annual conference, now RISKWORLD, has routinely attracted some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. In past years, the four-day event has offered more than 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. To learn more about RISKWORLD or to register, visit www.RIMS.org/RISKWORLD.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global professional association committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit www.RIMS.org.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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