Frequently Asked Questions
- You must be a female undergraduate senior from Vanderbilt University graduating in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.
- You must be able to travel to the UK for 1 year beginning in late July, 2021.
- Due to UK visa requirements for non-UK citizens, you must have a current US Passport valid for at least two years from the date of the first interview or proof of a new or renewal application at the first interview. Please contact Karlen Garrard at [email protected] for additional details if you are an EU citizen.
- Information regarding applying or renewing a passport may be found here.
- Forms may be picked up and applications presented at the Acklen Post Office in Hillsboro Village.
- Your passport may take 4-6 weeks to receive so this should be an immediate priority.
- Passport pictures can be made and ordered online or by visiting FedEx or Walgreens.
- Applications will be accepted on our website October 1 - 30
- Other important dates:
- Oct. 13 or 14 at 6pm: Virtual Info Session - Q&A with former fellows. Join us at this zoom link
- Nov. 10-11 at 5pm: Virtual Preliminary Interviews
- Jan. 22 and 23: Final Interviews
Lloyd’s of London is the foundation and global hub of the insurance industry. Founded over 330 years ago, it is respected today as the world’s leading marketplace for specialist insurance. For more information, visit www.lloyds.com/about-lloyds.
Three women will be selected to participate in the year-long fellowship in London, UK.
The Fellows will work at one of three companies associated with Lloyd’s of London where they will gain invaluable experience transferable to a number of industries.
Fellowship participants receive a grant and salary, arrangements for housing, and public health insurance provided by National Health Service (NHS).
No, recipients are matched with positions by the Fellowship Board in coordination with the HR departments of the companies.
No. Students with any major are invited to apply.
No. You are not expected to have industry specific knowledge when you apply, but participants will be required to take specific insurance exams while employed.
The skills acquired through the Fellowship have proven to be transferable into many varied industries, including insurance as well as banking, law, technology, international consulting, education, government, media, management, and medicine.
It's easy! Go to the APPLY section of our website and follow the link to the application. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.
If you are selected for the final round of interviews, we will ask you to submit one letter of recommendation from a former or current faculty member or employer. The deadline to submit this letter is January 8, 2021. Your letter of recommendation will be considered only for the final interview round, regardless of when it is submitted. Please share this letter with your chosen recommender for submission instructions.
Yes. You are eligible to apply if you meet the requirements previously listed.
The recipients are selected by former Fellows and the Fellowship Board. In evaluating applicants, the committee will consider each applicant's academic performance, student leadership, internship experience, community service, and personal qualifications as demonstrated through the interview process, letter of recommendation, and essay content.
You will not be able to SUMBIT your application unless you have answered every question that has a * beside it. Once you SUBMIT your application you should receive a notice that acknowledges receipt. If you have any problems, feel free to email Karlen Garrard at [email protected].
All applicants will participate in a brief preliminary interview and, if selected to continue the process, will be asked to attend a cocktail reception (pending) and a final interview. Three recipients and one alternate will be chosen following the final interview. Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application or interview feedback will be given.
In the Preliminary Interview, you will meet with former fellows and/or a Fellowship Board Member for approximately 15 minutes.
The Final Interviews will include a cocktail reception (pending) and one hour interview with former fellows and Fellowship Board Members and Advisors in groups of 3-4 candidates to discuss your application, qualifications, interests, etc.
Note - this is very important that all applicants understand - If you are invited and accept an invitation to the final interviews, you are agreeing to accept the Fellowship if you are selected.
A business suit is appropriate for the interviews and cocktail attire for the reception. Remember that Lloyd’s is a conservative establishment so dress accordingly.
All notifications will be sent by email. Add [email protected] to your email address book or “safe senders list” so these important emails are not sent to your junk mail folder. Do not ‘opt out’ of any email sent from [email protected]. You may not receive vital information regarding your fellowship applications.
Note: Your email address will only be used to communicate with you about your fellowship application. We will not provide your email address to any third parties.
The Fellowship recipients must accept the position at one of the firms affiliated with the Fellowship and complete the necessary processes to obtain a work permit and UK Visa. The recipients must attend a debriefing meeting in February, a one night retreat at a nearby location in the spring (pending), and a graduation celebration with former fellows, Board Members, and new fellows' families the Thursday afternoon before graduation (pending).