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 GIS growth and activities, local alumni chapters and much more!
2017 GIS Annual International Conference - September 28-30, 2017
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available!
Sustaining Partners to Attend the GIS Leadership Symposium
August 25-27, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio

Each year the Leadership Symposium (formerly the Leadership Conference) serves as a kick-off to a new academic year. It is a forum for leadership development and an opportunity for attendees to network, discuss event and fundraising ideas, and receive updates from Grand Chapter. 

Our Sustaining Partners have the exclusive opportunity to meet nearly 100 of our top student leaders from over 70 chapters across the country who have been brought together for chapter management, leadership training, networking, and more. This year we are thrilled to include our Sustaining Partners in a Meet & Greet that will provide their organizations with opportunities to meet many of our top students through an informal "speed networking" session. This will be followed by a "mini-Career Fair," serving as a way for you to meet one-on-one with any students who may have stood out during the speed networking session, and to further evaluate our students for opportunities within your respective organizations.  Our Sustaining Partners are granted FIRST ACCESS to our top student leaders from across the country at this inspiring event.  
For questions about the Leadership Symposium please contact Grace Grant at

Reminder - New Chapter Charterings - #GammaIS Growing!
Industry Supporters and Alumni Attendees Welcome!

Charterings are a great way to participate in GIS, and share in the excitement of welcoming new members. Two new schools will be officially joining the organization this fall. The Gamma Beta Chapter at the University of Akron will charter September 14, 2017 and the Gamma Gamma Chapter at Iowa State University will charter October 14, 2017.

Attendance and support from the industry and GIS alumni is key at new chapter chartering ceremonies. If you are interested in attending, please contact Grace Grant at

Attention Employers, Campus Career Fairs are Scheduled! 
Save the Dates and Attend!
GIS schools are scheduling career fairs for the fall 2017 semester!
Employers, this is your opportunity to connect with, recruit, and hire GIS students to your organizations. Create brand awareness on college campuses while meeting large groups of students in a single setting. Now is the time to conveniently recruit GIS students before they get hired by your competition. Visit GIS students on campus and find your next generation of industry leaders! 
In the link below please find the dates, details and contacts at the schools that have scheduled their career fairs. 
2017 Campus Career Fairs
Reinsurance Under 40s 2017-2018 Board Announced
GIS Alumni Honored with Nominations

Congratulations to the GIS Alumni who were announced as board members for the Reinsurance Under 40s 2017-2018 term. GIS Alumni stay involved in the industry and give back in so many ways to continue the growth and development of the future of the insurance industry. 

Nominations included GIS grads Marlín Ramlal, (Alpha Iota, St. John's University, 2006), Vanessa Contreras (Alpha Kappa, Illinois State University, 2009) and Gina Ross (Sigma, Temple University, 2013) (pictured below in that order). Marlín and Vanessa have served on this board for extended periods of time. For more information, and to see the full board listing, please visit the link below.  

GIS Career Center 
Find Millennial Talent for Your Organization Today!

The GIS Career Center is the ideal place to post insurance industry entry-level positions and internships to gain the attention of students focused on finding insurance careers.

If you are looking for the perfect hire, let the GIS Career Center work for you! Our brilliant students will find you! Post your opportunities in our career center and make the hiring process a breeze. 

Thank you, GIS Sustaining Partners!
Make an Impact and Provide Benefits to Your Organization and GIS!

Does your organization pride itself on making a direct and lasting impact on the development of the next generation of insurance professionals? GIS Sustaining Partners are crucial to success of Gamma Iota Sigma and receive exclusive benefits for their participation in the program. The current Sustaining Partners are listed below.   

Become a GIS Sustaining Partner, and 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. Determine how your dollars are spent, while gaining benefits afforded exclusively to this category of sponsors. Click here to learn more and find out how you can participate in the sustaining partners program. 

Visionary Level

Leader Level

Innovator Level
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Contact GIS Executive Director Noelle Codispoti at  to hear the benefits today!
Student Newsletter
July 2017

Our student newsletter showcases what some of our 4,000+ talented student members and 25,000+ alumni are up to, provides updates on our active and applicant chapters, and shows how the industry and the Grand Chapter connect with our students.

Click the link below to read the Student Newsletter that was sent to students on July10, 2017. 
GIS Alumni News
Join an Alumni Chapter!

GIS Alumni gather frequently to network, reunite and have fun, as well as to mentor, connect with and assist the next generation of GIS professionals. Join a chapter near you, or start one in your city! Please contact Alumni Council President, Jake Timmins at or Vice President, Sabrina Hanitz at for information on starting a chapter in your area! 

You can also visit the Alumni Council Webpage to contact your local leaders.

Scottsdale Alumni Council Hosts Second Event

On June 29, the Scottsdale Alumni Council hosted their second event called "BYOI - Bring Your Own Intern." There were 22 people in attendance, with interns from three different companies and two NAPSLO interns. The interns represented GIS from Appalachian State, Olivet, Indiana State, New Mexico State, Ole Miss, Montana State, and Arizona State. Nine different companies had representatives in attendance! The group had a great time and is looking forward to hosting their next event. A photo of many of the attendees is below. 
Get inspired by the Scottsdale alumni and connect with your GIS peers! The network continues long past graduation!

Has anything changed? Your employer? Job title? Location? Address and phone  number?   Thank you for notifying us of changes in your contact information.  Please remember to mark "Gamma Iota Sigma" as a safe sender! Please keep in touch and provide us with any changes to your contact information by filling out this  Alumni Update Form . Thank you!
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Noelle Codispoti
Executive Director

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Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
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Dr. RB Drennan
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Noelle Codispoti 
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