Gamma Iota Sigma  Student Newsletter
November 2017   
In This Issue
The Pipeline
Meet Your New ISR's
New Chapter Chartering
GIS's Newest Chapter
Ohio Regional Conference
Week of Giving
Giving Tuesday
NAPSLO's Surplus Lines Symposium
NAPSLO's Extreme Risk Takers Symposium
Relief Efforts
Industry Career Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities
Alumni News
GIS Merchandise
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GIS on Social Media
Quick Links

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Executive Committee
  Glenn Dorr

Wes Griffiths Executive Vice President

Cheryl Matochik

Steve Marohn
Vice President

Jake Timmins
Vice President

Jon Perry

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
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.  With an estimated 400,000 jobs needed to be filled by 2020, the insurance industry is looking to hire and engage with students of all interests:  risk management, finance, economics, information technology, data analytics, human resources, marketing and so much more!  Spread the word, tell your friends...the insurance industry is HIRING!

Students (both GIS and non-GIS members) can sign up here!  Student Registration is FREE.
Meet your new ISRs! 
See what Josh and Kate had to say about #GIS! 
Josh Cowdrey 
University of Central Oklahoma
Beta Epsilon Chapter
Major: Insurance and Risk Management, Finance 
Graduation Date: May 2018

"Who I am today is not who I was a year ago, and that's all because of GIS. #GammaHasGivenMe the opportunity to become something greater than I ever thought possible." 
Kate McCoy 
Drake University 
Chi Chapter
Major: Actuarial Science and Data Analytics
Graduation Date: December 2017

"#GammaHasGivenMe more than I could ever ask for. I have gained lifelong friends, a career that makes me feel like I'm making a difference, and memories that will last a lifetime."
New Chapter Chartering
#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.

If you are interested in attending, please Grace Grant
Congratulations, Gamma Delta!
Welcome Gamma Gamma at Iowa State University 
Welcome to the #Gammafam! 

Congratulations and welcome to the newest GIS Chapter, Gamma Gamma at Iowa State University, chartered on October 14, 2017! Special thanks to officers from the Sigma, Alpha Iota, Beta Epsilon and Beta Pi chapters, who were in attendance, as well as officers and alumni from the Chi chapter. There was an outstanding industry presence at this event! Thanks to everyone who came to show your support!
  Congratulations to Gamma Gamma's Co-Presidents, Carter Kemmet and Rose Hoffman! 
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!
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.
Chapters Invited to Attend
Ohio: Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati
Kentucky: Eastern Kentucky University
Michigan: Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Northwood University, Olivet College
Indiana: Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana State University
Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh
*Gamma Iota Sigma has the discretion to include other chapters including, but not limited to schools in the application process.
Students and Advisors: Register here
If you have any questions, please contact Grace Grant
Week of Giving was a Success! 
GIS students rallied together to make a difference! 

This year, hundreds of GIS students volunteered, gave, and made an impact in their local communities during the week of October 14-21, 2017. You can find a full 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!

Giving Tuesday: Save the Date! 
#GiveToGamma #GammaHasGivenMe

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. 
We invite you to join the movement and #GiveToGamma this #GivingTuesday, November 28th. Please make a donation to Gamma Iota Sigma using the link below.
You have the opportunity to be featured in the Grand Chapter's #GivingTuesday social media campaign! Beginning next week, we will highlight one student every few days leading up to November 28th. To be considered, simply submit a testimonial about what #GammaHasGivenYou via this form. 
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.

Members from the Alpha Mu Chapter (top left) at Virginia Commonwealth University attended the symposium.

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.
Support the IICF in Hurricane Relief Efforts
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 Sustaining Partners Webinars
Exclusive Access to the Industry!

Want to know what it would be like to work for a particular company, or what their recruiters look for in top candidates? Ask them directly!

We are thrilled to offer the new  GIS Sustaining Partner Webinar Series, offering you exclusive access to recruiters, executives, and GIS alumni from our  Sustaining Partners. Join us for these interactive sessions to learn about each organization's culture, training programs, employment opportunities, resources, and more!
Thank you to Sustaining Partner Assurex Global for providing the webinar host technology!
GIS Industry Opportunities  
Don't miss out on these great opportunities, apply today!
C heck out the GIS  Career Center , the only centralized location for you to search through and apply for  internship and entry-level opportunities across the industry.   Employers can also search through student profiles, so be sure to upload your resume!  
This is an exclusive benefit for Gamma Iota Sigma members  to be seen by companies and organizations who are actively recruiting, and to apply for internships and jobs. Don't miss out!
Scholarship Opportunities 
Scholarships are out there and waiting for you! 
Click the links below for more information, or to apply for upcoming scholarship opportunities. 
Due in November:  
For additional scholarship opportunities, visit us here.
Alumni Updates and Events
Continue your involvement with Gamma!

Don't let your Gamma involvement end when you graduate!
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 
Vice President, Jon Perry at 
Secretary, Alyssa Bouchard at
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.  
GIS Online Merchandise Store 
Get your #GammaGear Today!  
The Gamma Iota Sigma Merchandise store is your destination for GIS baseball tees, polo shirts, fleeces, pins, ties, coffee mugs, graduation stoles, and more! 
Don't click away without ordering your favorite Gamma Gear! Football jerseys are now here! 

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GIS on Social Media
Please be sure to like, follow, and join! #GammaIS
Share your photos and events, and f ollow us on social media to get updates on upcoming events, hear from other chapters, and more!
You can also send pictures and information about what you're doing to Hannah Baxter
Gamma Iota Sigma Grand Chapter on  Facebook , Instagram LinkedIn , and Twitter .

Noelle Codispoti
Executive Director

Sharla Floyd
Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives

Grace Grant
Director of Chapter Services

Hannah Baxter 
Chapter Services and Events Coordinator 
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