Information concerning the inaugural meeting of the Fall 2014 semester for Gamma Iota Sigma

Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is a professional risk management, insurance, and actuarial science fraternity that is open to students of all majors who are interested in risk management and insurance careers. GIS membership provides access to scholarship opportunities, internship and job opportunities, and opportunities for travel to and networking at industry conferences.

The first meeting of GIS for the Fall 2014 semester is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9 in Cashion 306 from 5-6 p.m. Current GIS members and prospective members are invited to attend. Topics that will be covered include 1) an introduction to GIS and its benefits, 2) upcoming fall 2014 conference and scholarship opportunities, and 3) discussion of the fall meeting schedule for GIS.

For more information, contact the GIS president Elise Kappelmann at Elise_Kappelmann@baylor.edu.

Ways for keeping up with Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma

For the benefit of members and friends of Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a website is maintained and regularly updated at http://gisbaylor.wordpress.com.

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2015 NAPSLO Summer Internship Program

National Association of
Professional Surplus Lines
Offices, Ltd.
4131 N. Mulberry Dr., Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64116
816.741.3910
F 816.741.5409

To Whom It May Concern:

The National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) would like to announce that applications for the 2015 NAPSLO Summer Internship Program will be accepted now through October 15, 2014. Please take note of this date; it is two months earlier than years past.

This program offers participants a comprehensive view of the surplus lines insurance industry by assigning them to spend time with both a surplus lines carrier and a surplus lines broker firm throughout the summer.

The NAPSLO Internship Program runs for nine weeks in the summer with the dates varying somewhat depending on intern and host schedules. Five weeks are spent with a carrier firm; four weeks are spent with a broker. Hosts pay each intern an $18/hour salary while NAPSLO will assist in arranging housing and transportation, will pay a stipend to the intern and provides reimbursement for travel-related expenses.

The committee anticipates selecting approximately 15 interns this year, and will place selected participants with member companies in a wide variety of U.S. cities including New York, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Kansas City. Many NAPSLO members view this program as critical to their efforts to recruit and retain the next generation of surplus lines professionals, and interns are often offered positions with their hosts before completing the summer.

Interns who successfully complete the program are eligible for further engagement with NAPSLO, including an expenses-paid opportunity to attend the year’s NAPSLO Annual Convention to meet with and observe industry leaders working with one another at the surplus lines industry’s premier convention. Those attending the Convention will be interviewed by NAPSLO for additional scholarship opportunities in London and Bermuda.

To apply, please fill out the justin. Two letters of recommendation are required, and should be e-mailed from the author (preferably from an e-mail address assigned to a business or university).

We hope that you will share this e-mail with your professors and students, as we believe this is a unique opportunity for students interested in the surplus lines industry. The program began with just two interns in 1981 and has grown steadily in size and prestige since its inception. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the program in general, the application process or NAPSLO’s career awareness efforts.

Sincerely,
Justin Mohn
Project Coordinator
NAPSLO
Justin
P: 816 – 799 – 0858

Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting

Please attend the Gamma Iota Sigma meeting tomorrow afternoon at 5:00. Our speaker is Rick Bryan, Senior Vice President of McGriff, Seibels, & Williams of Texas, Inc.

When: Tuesday, April 8th, at 5:00
Where: Cashion 305
Speaker: Rick Bryan, Senior Vice President of McGriff, Seibels, & Williams of Texas, Inc.

Claims Management Internship Opportunities Available

Spread the Word!
Claims Management Internship Opportunities
Available Across the Country

More than 30 PAID internships are available this summer for college juniors and seniors interested in a career in claims or litigation management. Internships are available with many great companies, including: in the claims and litigation management industry. We’re fostering the careers of the next generation of industry leaders.

  • ACE
  • Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd.
  • Arrowpoint Capital
  • Aspen Specialty Insurance Solutions
  • Berkley Life Sciences, LLC
  • Chubb
  • CNA
  • Colony Specialty Insurance
  • Direct General
  • Infinity Insurance
  • Louisiana Citizens Property
  • Merchants Insurance Group
  • People’s Trust
  • Swiss Re America Holding
  • The Hartford
  • The Republic Group
  • XL Specialty Insurance Company

For more details and for the application, visit www.theclm.org/internship. Encourage students you know to apply today so they can discover the tremendous opportunities available in the field of claims and litigation management.

171 West 71st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10023

URGENT: Last Day to Book a Room for NAPSLO Symposium

Please book your room for the 11th Annual “Extreme Risk Takers” NAPSLO Symposium in Chicago, IL at http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CHIREES-NAP-20140327/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Registrations and fees are not due by tonight. It is just the room booking. However, after today, we will need all forms to be turned into Peggy Naumann in the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate office or Dr. Seward in the Business Fellows office as soon as possible. This is so we can send in the all the forms and fees in a timely manner. The fees will be paid by Baylor with the forms sent in.

Remember, It’s two guys per room or two girls per room. The conference goes from March 28-29. Be sure to also book a flight before rates go up.

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