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Gamma Iota Sigma Presents... The Pipeline
The Insurance Industry's Virtual Career Fair for Collegiate Talent!


On the occasion of Insurance Careers Month, The Pipeline Virtual Career Fair brings employers together with college students pursuing a career in the insurance industry, providing access to companies seeking entry-level and internship candidates.  This event, on Tuesday, February 13th, is open to ALL students regardless of their affiliation with Gamma Iota Sigma. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hire the industry's newest talent!   

Company Registration Fees for  The Pipeline: The Insurance Industry's Virtual Career Fair for Collegiate Talent, Presented by Gamma Iota Sigma:
  1. Regular Registration: $350 includes company booth, three (3) booth participants
  2. Early Bird 2018 Annual Conference Participant Registration: $250 includes company booth, three (3) booth participants
  3. GIS Sustaining Partners: FREE, eight (8) booth participants
All Sustaining Partners of Gamma Iota Sigma will receive complimentary participation in  The Pipeline. Companies registered for the 2018 GIS Annual International conference prior to January 1, 2018 will receive $100 off their virtual career fair registration. Regular registration is $350 per company and an invoice for payment will be sent to the person listed in the Primary Contact information section. Invoices may be paid using a check or credit card.
 
Companies wishing to participate should go to The Pipeline to register.
Giving Tuesday: Save the Date!
#GiveToGamma #GammaHasGivenMe 
 

What has Gamma given you?

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, we will celebrate a day dedicated to giving - when charities, businesses, students, and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday - a movement to celebrate giving and kick off the holiday giving season.  Last year, more than 40,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.
 
In the 2017-18 academic year, Gamma Iota Sigma will provide over 4,000 of the best and brightest insurance, risk management, and actuarial science students with meaningful interaction with the industry and will equip them with valuable programs and resources, such as conferences, career fairs, professional development opportunities, career planning and preparation tools, webinars, scholarships, internships, and more. GIS is developing innovative programming, leading the charge on critical industry-wide discussions, and forging strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts. Because of industry and alumni support over the past five years, GIS has grown its active chapter base by 35 schools, quadrupled its membership reach, and is working with nearly 20 additional colleges and universities to establish new chapters.
 
We invite you to join the movement and #GiveToGamma this #GivingTuesday, November 28. You can make a donation to Gamma Iota Sigma using the link below.
 

The Week of Giving was a Success!
GIS students and alumni rallied together to make a difference!

This year, hundreds of GIS students and alumni volunteered, gave, and made an impact in their local communities during the week of October 14-21, 2017. Overall, GIS Chapters reported 982 participants and 2,627 total community service hours for the Week of Giving. You can find a list of giving events at Gamma Iota Sigma's 4th Annual Week of Giving. Thank you for giving of your time to make a difference!
 
 

New Chapter Chartering Coming Soon!
#GammaIS growing and you can attend!
 
 
GIS continues to expand with t he chartering of the Gamma Delta Chapter at Northwood University on
December 2, 2017 .

We love to have members of the industry at our charterings! If you are interested in attending, please contact Grace Grant.  
 
Gamma Iota Sigma's First Regional Conference 
#GIS Is Expanding Its Offerings! 

 Gamma Iota Sigma strives to grow, expand, and improve its offerings and resources to its student members year after year and, as a result, is launching its first Regional Conference. The goal is to allow students who do not have the opportunity, or were unable to attend the Gamma Iota Sigma Annual Conference, an opportunity to engage with other GIS chapters and the industry, while gaining invaluable knowledge, expertise, and connections from across the country. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to engage with the industry's newest talent!
 
GIS has partnered with its Sustaining Partners, companies who have made a significant, long-term commitment to support the organization, and the local insurance industry to offer industry engagement opportunities throughout the course of the conference.
 
Please see below for additional details:
 
 
Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio, at The Ohio State University
Agenda: Chapters will have the opportunity to experience educational sessions, keynote speakers, alumni and industry panels, chapter management workshops, ample networking opportunities, social events, and a Career Fair.
 
Companies interested in becoming a Sponsor for our 2018 Regional Conference in Ohio, please complete this form
 
If you have any questions, please contact Grace Grant
Insurance Journal Careers Contest
Presented by Insurance Careers Movement, Wells Media Group, and Insurance Journal...  

The Insurance Careers Movement and Wells Media Group have partnered with Insurance Journal to bring us a careers contest aimed at insurance professionals who are 40 years old and under.
 
The careers contest launched on Monday, October 16, and is seeking submissions on "What's the coolest part of your insurance job?" Contestants are encouraged to be creative in submitting photos and short videos. Contests will be entered into a prize drawing for a one-year all-access Insurance Journal Academy Membership and an Amazon Echo.
 
The deadline is November 16 and winners will be announced on December 4.
 
For more information, or to register, check out the Insurance Journal Careers Contest.

Attention Employers! Fall 2017 Career Fairs are scheduled!
Save the Dates and Attend!
 
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. 
 
2017-2018 Campus Career Fairs
NAPSLO's Surplus Lines Symposium Recap
Hosted by Troy University's Sorrell College of Business
 
On October 19-20, the Beta Iota Chapter at Troy University, through the Sorrell College of Business, hosted NAPSLO's Surplus Lines Symposium in Atlanta, GA.

The annual symposium featured a career fair, reception/dinner and educational sessions with various presenters from the surplus lines industry, and received sponsorship from the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation.




Save the Date for NAPSLO's Extreme Risk Takers Symposium
Hosted by Illinois State University's Katie School of Insurance 
 
Date: March 23-24, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL

Details: The Alpha Kappa Chapter at the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University hosts an annual Extreme Risk Takers Symposium. The symposium is an educational program sponsored by the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation on the surplus lines insurance market and offers sessions and networking opportunities with peers and industry professionals.

For questions, please contact Alpha Kappa Chapter President Nick Mullinax.
Gamma Iota Sigma's 2018 Annual International Conference 
Save the date, and your spot, for next year's conference in Chicago! 

Gamma Iota Sigma is pleased to present the 47 th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  The Conference is the premier event for the insurance industry to engage the next generation, and the most comprehensive event for students to develop professionally and expand on their industry exposure and knowledge. The agenda includes the largest career fair of its kind, educational sessions, Dive In diversity and inclusion sessions, and keynote addresses, in addition to leadership seminars and ample networking opportunities.
 
Date: October 4-6, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois, at Navy Pier 
 
For sponsoring companies, the 47 th Annual International Conference offers your organization meaningful exposure to the most accomplished students from multiple schools in a single setting. It is the ideal opportunity to meet the future leaders of our industry and support their educational and professional development.  In addition to the benefits your sponsorship provides to your company, your sponsorship also offsets more than 70% of the cost for each of the 550+ student attendees, and supports our year-round programming delivered to over 4,000 student members.
 
Gamma Iota Sigma is the pipeline to the industry's future! Through our programming and membership, we are positioned as the ultimate talent catalyst, and the Annual International Conference is our hallmark program to connect our members to the insurance industry. Come and be inspired! Help us bridge the approaching talent gap by supporting our remarkable students' passion! We look forward to partnering with you.
 
Sponsorship registration is open!
For more information, or to register, visit us here
 
It's never too early to book your hotel! 
Conference hotel: Courtyard Chicago Downtown River North 
Reserve your room here.
Become a GIS Sustaining Partner!
Take Advantage of the New Benefits!
 
Gamma Iota Sigma's Sustaining Partners directly support and impact the future of the insurance industry. Sustaining Partners not only afford a firm financial footing for the industry's premier collegiate talent pipeline, they allow GIS to increase the number of students and schools reached, as well as the number of strategic initiatives to support members in their pursuit of careers in insurance. If you are committed to developing and honing future leaders, and your organization can benefit from exclusive access to top students, participation in unique educational & professional development programming, and enhanced brand awareness, see if the Sustaining Partners Program is right for you!

 
 
 
 
Thank you to our current Sustaining Partners:
    
Visionary Level
 
Leader Level
 
 
Innovator Level





 
 
Click here to learn more details on the Sustaining Partners program.
GIS Alumni News
Continue your involvement with Gamma!
 
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. Consider joining one of our alumni chapters, or starting a chapter in your city!

For more information, contact our Alumni Council leaders: 
 
President,  Sabrina Hanitz at  sabrina.hanitz@honaninsurance.com 
Vice President, Jon Perry at  jon.perry@awac.com 
Secretary, Alyssa Bouchard at  abouchard@MarkelCorp.com
 
Or, visit the Alumni Council Webpage to contact your local leaders.
 
 
 
Has your information changed? Fill out our Alumni Update Form.  
     
 
 
The #GIS Richmond Alumni Chapter hosted a Happy Hour on Thursday, November 2nd, with a great turnout! 
 
We want to know what your chapter is doing! Send pictures and events to Hannah Baxter.
Dallas Alumni Chapter and Beta Zeta Volunteer Event
Alumni and students are working together to make a difference!
 
This past weekend, the GIS Dallas Alumni Chapter combined forces with students from the University of North Texas, Beta Zeta Chapter to volunteer at the Victory Therapy Center. The Victory Therapy Center uses the healing power of horses to care for the physical, mental, and emotional needs of children, adults, Veterans, first responders, and their families. Over 20 alumni and students gave their time to improve the property in order to help the non-profit continue its mission!
 
   
We want to know what your chapter is doing! Send pictures and events to Hannah Baxter.
Lansing Alumni Chapter Social
The Lansing Alumni Chapter's first social was a huge success!
 
On Friday, the Lansing Alumni Chapter hosted their first social. 54 attendees from Olivet College, Ferris State University, and Central Michigan University attended an MSU hockey game. What a great turnout! Thank you, Lansing Alumni Chapter for hosting!
 
   
We want to know what your chapter is doing! Send pictures and events to Hannah Baxter.
Support the IICF's Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund 
Be a part of the work that the IICF and GIS are doing!

GIS continues to support the IICF in their efforts to bring about relief for the victims of the recent hurricanes, through the Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund and the Hurricane Harvey relief fund. 100% of the donations will be directed to local nonprofit organizations working directly in the affected areas. 
 
Your continued support of the IICF relief funds is greatly appreciated.

Through your generous giving, more than $300,000 has been raised to help those in need.

Donations can made through: 
IICF Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund 
 
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. 


Student Newsletter
November 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 November Student Newsletter. 
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Glenn Dorr
President
Wesley Griffiths
Executive Vice President
Cheryl Matochik
Treasurer

Steve Marohn
Vice President
Jake Timmins
Vice President
Jon Perry
Secretary

Noelle Codispoti 
Executive Director

Meg Allwein
Immediate Past President

Sabrina Hanitz
Alumni 
Representative
Millie Workman
Industry Representative
Dr. Karen Epermanis
Faculty Representative




Josh Cowdrey
Student Representative

Kate McCoy
Student Representative