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GIS IS GROWING! WELCOME GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY!
 

The GIS Executive Committee just unanimously approved our newest chapter, Gallaudet Univsersity,  "t he  world's only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students."

Gallaudet started a Risk Management and Insurance program in 2015 that is growing and and fits perfectly with the GIS spirit. Once the charter date is selected, we will provide them with an official chapter name. Gallaudet University's GIS chapter will be run under the leadership of advisor James Bruner and a group of students who are honored and excited to be a part of our organization. 

We will share details as they are available. GIS is proud to welcome Gallaudet! 
EVENT SPOTLIGHT: HUMANS OF GIS - THE MILLENNIAL EXPERIENCE

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the Alpha Iota (St. John's University), Tau (Howard University), and Beta Omicron (Columbia) chapters of GIS, along with the GIS inclusion and diversity council, promoted an event that welcomed anyone interested in attending. It 
was focused on millennials in the insurance industry, with a more specific mission to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  They regard inclusion as one of the most defining aspects of their careers. 

Millennials across the tri-state area came together to reflect and share their experiences around diversity, inclusion, stereotyping, and bias. Participants discussed scenarios ranging from social to workplace interactions, and developed solutions for promoting diversity and fostering an inclusive work environment.

This event was a part of a larger event series called "Gamma Iota Sigma - Summer In NYC" organized by the Alpha Iota, Tau, and Beta Omicron chapters. The goal was to bring together GIS members from across the country, who were in NYC this summer, through various activities. They created a Facebook page to provide event information for a variety of activities and to share memories of a busy, yet fun-filled New York summer experience. 




CALLING ALL MILLENNIALS! 
PARTICIPATE IN AN IMPORTANT SURVEY AND HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $500!

This year, millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, but not enough of these highly educated and tech-savvy individuals are seeking careers in risk management or commercial insurance. To discover how the industry needs to adapt to become more attractive to millennials, the Diversity & Inclusion Institute is fielding a survey of those already working in the industry or who are pursuing a field of study that would prepare them for such careers. The survey findings will be presented in a special report published in the Sept. 26 issue of  Business Insurance , as well as during a session at the D&I Institute's "Absolute Inclusion" conference on Sept. 28-29 in Chicago. As an incentive to participate, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $500 American Express gift card. If you are a member of the millennial generation, born between 1982 and 2000, please click here  http://signetresearch.info/BIDiversity  to complete the survey .

Thank you for your time, and for making diversity and inclusion a priority! The industry needs you!

"DIVE IN" AT THE GIS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE!
THE FESTIVAL FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN INSURANCE


The GIS focus on diversity and inclusion continues as at t he GIS Annual International Conference named a Dive In Festival city! There are over 45 events taking place over 3 days at the end of September, and GIS is participating. Programming for the conference is being planned and GIS is thrilled to have this opportunity to share with our members! There are currently three Gamma Iota Sigma events listed on the Dive In Festival Event Page.

Our students created a diversity committee to give themselves a voice on this topic this year, and initiative continues to grow and gain momentum.  
For more information about the festival, and to appreciate our excitement about its inclusion in the conference, please visit the  Dive In Festival Webpage   and download the official Dive In Festival app for iPhone and Android.

LAST CHANCE!!
MEET THE "INSURANCE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER COLLEGIATE TALENT PIPELINE" AT THE GIS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE!

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1, 2016
COLUMBUS, OHIO -  COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

You can't afford to miss the opportunity for you and your organization to meet with approximately 600 students working towards careers in the insurance industry, as well as GIS alumni and industry representatives. The conference is a simple solution to college recruiting as well as industry networking, all in one weekend. 

Student attendees are preparing for careers as risk managers, actuaries, underwriters, brokers, consultants, agents, and other roles in all areas of the insurance, risk management, and actuarial science industries. They are looking for internships for the summer of 2017 or full-time positions for January 2017 and May 2017.

The conference agenda and sponsor resources pages provide current sponsors with the details you need to prepare for the conference. More details will be coming as deadlines approach.

Reminders for Conference Sponsors!

Company Logos are needed immediately. They should be sent as a high-resolution .jpeg, .png or .pdf file.  Logos will be used on the Gamma Iota Sigma website and may be used in conference programs and other materials. If you haven't already, please send your logos to alyson.koehler@gammaiotasigma.org.

Hotel Reservations are offered at special rates at three downtown Columbus hotels.

A special conference rate of $142/night for our industry participants has been arranged.  

A special conference rate of $170/night for our industry participants has been arranged.  

A special conference rate of $143/night for our industry participants has been arranged.  

  
If you would like further information about sponsorship opportunites, please contact  noelle.codispoti@gammaiotasigma.org . Thank you!
ALUMNI HAPPENINGS

It is never too late to get involved in our Alumni Chapters. The event featured below was the New York Alumni Chapter's Summer Social, co-sponsored with Temple University's GIS Team at Wogies in Manhattan. Wogies is a Philadelphia themed bar in the Financial District. Over 50+ Industry professionals and GIS students came out for this collaborative networking event. Thank you for sharing this photo of your event!


In the photo below, another successful Alumni Chapter meeting is shown. The first alumni council event for the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter recently took place. There were alumni representatives from Olivet, Drake and St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Rival House in downtown St. Paul. Congratulations on the start of an exciting new Alumni Chapter, what a great way to kick off. We are grateful for the photo and wish this new chapter the best in exciting times ahead!


It is rewarding to see the GIS enthusiasm that has continued for so many post-graduation. Please keep your Alumni Chapter photos coming. At your meetings, outings and events, please snap a photo and send a few details to alyson.koehler@gammaiotasigma.org. Thank you!

Join a chapter near you, or start one in your city! Please contact one of the regional chapter leaders below or Alumni Council President, Jake Timmins at  Jake.Timmins@rtspecialty.com  or Vice President, Sabrina Hanitz at  Sabrina.Hanitz@AIG.com  for information on starting a chapter in your area! 

Chapter Location
Chapter Leader
Email
Atlanta
Ben Robbins
Chicago
Jon Perry
Dallas
Kenneth Rawls
Dallas
Ali Rosenberg
Des Moines
Mike Jennings
Des Moines
Elizabeth Cokel
Houston
Ashton Baca
Houston
Jonathan Thompson
Indianapolis
Sam Weiss
Kansas City
Jeff Sandy
Los Angeles
Dymphna Menedez
Miami
Page Hoggle
New York City
Simone Blond
New York City
Brittany Sakson
Philadelphia
Chelsea Thorpe
Philadelphia
Juliette Bachalany
Richmond
Geoffrey Bernardo
Richmond
Joshua Rubin
South Bend
Andrew Graman
St. Paul
Anna Rockers
STUDENT NEWSLETTER

Check out the student newsletter to learn more about what our talented students and alumni are up to. Read on to see how the industry and the Grand Chapter connect with our students, and to learn more about our chapters.

Click the link below to read the August Student Newsletter that was sent to students on August 9, 2016.
GIS CAREER CENTER
 


Looking for the perfect place to post industry positions to gain the attention of students focused on finding insurance careers?

Are you unable to make it to the conference, but want to find the perfect hire?

Let the GIS Career Center work for you!! Our brilliant students will find you! Post your internships and full-time opportunities in our career center and make the hiring process a breeze. 




THANK YOU TO OUR SUSTAINING PARTNERS!

With a three year commitment, becoming a sustaining partner to GIS means having your organization make a direct and lasting impact on the development of the next generation of insurance professionals. With your support, GIS will be able to increase the number of strategic initiatives designed to promote the educational and professional development of collegiate students pursuing careers in the industry.


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