AXIS Risk Management Academy

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


Collaborating across campus.

The AXIS Risk Management Academy connects you with students in accounting, actuarial science, atmospheric science, data science, finance, financial planning, marketing and more in an inclusive, collaborative environment that focuses on skill development.

The insurance industry is:

Inclusive: Career opportunities for students with degrees from a range of disciplines

Interesting: Activities are varied and bring opportunities for collaboration, connection and advancement

Learning and Growing: Emphasis on developing the skills and insights to reap both professional and personal rewards

Diverse: Invites and encourages specialty career niches, such as cyber risk, sports, automotive technology, climate risk – and more

ARMA prepares you for your career.

A career in risk management is one that is purpose-driven and offers stability with limitless opportunity. As you participate in the Academy, you get access to hands-on learning through projects and practicums.  We have a mentorship program that pairs you with industry professionals.

ARMA gives students a chance to explore professional development resources, share experiences to enhance interest in risk management and network with successful business leaders who provide insight into launching a successful career.

About the ARMA

The Academy was established in 2018 in collaboration with global specialty insurer and reinsurer AXIS. 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.



"The best part of AXIS is being matched with a professional who aligns with my goals and is passionate about helping me grow and develop. My mentor has helped me spark an interest in bringing more minority women into the corporate world and inspire change in the workforce for future generations."

Misha Gandhi

Information Systems '26