05

May

BFIS Graduates

We salute our 11 graduating scholars and wish them the very best of luck as they either move from full-time education into the corporate world or on to further post-graduate education. 

We are delighted that many of our alumni like to remain in close touch with BFIS, with a good number giving back by serving on our committees or becoming mentors themselves. What is even more notable is that several of them, as they move up the corporate ladder, serve on our Finance Committee and our Board.  It is an exciting

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05

May

BFIS Scholars

BFIS maintains close ties with its students and usually we meet them several times during the course of the year.  With restrictions in place, this has not been possible in the last year but we have nevertheless stayed in regular touch. Despite the various obstacles that they have encountered in 2020/21, most of our Scholars are doing well, managing to keep up their grades, whether doing in-person, hybrid classes or remote learning, and have learned to adjust to non-traditional methods of teaching. 

BFIS has 26 current scholars, 11 of who will

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05

May

BFIS Scholarships

Thanks to all our donors (see below link), we were able to award scholarships to 13 students last year, despite COVID. Sadly, we were unable to hold an Awards Reception, always a highlight of the BFIS calendar. The reception provides a great opportunity for Donors, Advisory Trustees, Member Representatives, Board members and many other professionals to meet and chat with new and continuing BFIS scholars. We did manage to hold a very short open-air ceremony last August where we welcomed the new scholars into the BFIS Family.

Though 2020 was

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05

May

BFIS Mentoring

Restrictions also put a halt during the past year to all our Networking events which are so popular with both high school and college students.  The sessions give students an amazing opportunity to meet in an informal atmosphere with professionals from different areas of the industry, with some strong connections being formed.

We were, however, able to host a successful virtual workshop for over 30 BFIS alumni in March on the topic of ‘Zoom to Success – How to Network in a Virtual World’. The event was hosted by Lorene

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05

May

BFIS INTERNSHIPS

When COVID first appeared early last year, many were optimistic that it would be gone within a few months. It is unfortunate that some BFIS programmes had to be curtailed, including our Internships.  These are eagerly sought after by college students who benefit enormously from this short, intensive immersion into the industry, coming away with a far greater understanding of it all. Though greatly regretting having to cancel, we were sure that we could offer them this year but sadly, that was not to be.

Every year, thanks to AXA XL

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04

March

ZOOM To Success – Networking in a Virtual World

Join BFIS and Lorene Phillips of Clarendon Wallace as we discuss techinques to maximise success while networking in a virtual world.

Monday March 29th
12:30pm – 2pm

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21

January

Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. Summer Internship

We’re writing the future of risk. Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd. (“Hamilton”) is a Bermuda-headquartered company that underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance risks on a global basis through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Hamilton leverages analytics and research to create underwriting and investment value for its clients and shareholders.

We’re looking for Summer Interns

Reporting into our Catastrophe Modelling Team, these internships provide an exciting opportunity for two undergraduate students to spend around ten weeks over the summer with us. Students will gain valuable experience by working across various teams and departments and will have responsibility

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05

March

Applying For Scholarships Video

Click here to see this excellent, seven minute video by VaShon Williams, a graduate of the Bermuda Institute and the recipient of the RenaissanceRe Undergraduate Scholarship, giving a step-by-step guide, with tips, on how to apply for a scholarship.

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