AXIS Risk Management Academy

Explore the many places you can go with a career in risk management


In the AXIS Risk Management Academy, students from across campus collaborate to explore professional development resources and experiences to enhance their interest in risk management. The Academy helps students understand the insurance industry is:

Inclusive: Students from many disciplines can succeed

Interesting: Activities are varied and have opportunities for advancement

Learning and Growing: Emphasis on training and development

Diverse: You can develop a niche expertise, like cyber risk, sports, auto, or more.

About the AXIS Risk Management Academy

The Academy was established in 2018 in collaboration with global specialty insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited. AXIS is generously funding the development and management of the AXIS Risk Management Academy in partnership with the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research.

Applications are accepted each semester. Students are admitted during their freshman or sophomore years, although occasionally we accept juniors. We are looking for academic potential and a strong desire to learn more about risk management.

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Corrie Proksa

"The AXIS Risk Management Academy offers students a unique opportunity to learn about careers in risk management and insurance and to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed."

Corrie Proksa, Director

Sara Lagvankar

"The best part of AXIS has been listening to professionals talk about their careers. Getting exposure to all of the different career paths associated with risk has led me to know what I want to do for my own career."

Sara Lagvankar, Actuarial Science '22

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