Gamma Iota Sigma, Organizational Meeting Follow-up

Hello all,

My thanks to those of you who attend our first meeting last night! We appreciated your interest and input.

For those of you who would like to become members, theprocess is very simple. There is a PDF version of the membership form attached to this email. Print it out, fill it out (front AND back), and take it, along with a $30 check made out to Baylor University, to Ms. Peggy Naumann in the Finance Office (HSB 344).

As a reminder, if you are interested in attending the 43rd Annual Gamma Iota Sigma Conference in Dallas from October 2 to 4 (Thursday through Saturday), registration is due this Friday, September 12.

If you would like to attend the conference, please go to the link below, sign up on the GIS Career Center, and upload a PDF of your resume. Registration for the conference cannot be completed until you have uploadedyour resume!

After having done that, please email me to let me know you are planning on going to the conference. Registration for the conference must be submitted by chapter, rather than individually. Therefore, I will be registering everyone and reserving rooms on Friday afternoon. So please email me before noon on Friday. If I try to register anyone late, there is no guarantee that there will be any slots left open.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the link below:

Also, in order to be reimbursed for conference attendance and expenses, you must be a member of Gamma Iota Sigma.

Thanks to each of you for your interest, and I’ll be in touch soon with those of you going to the conference.


Elise Kappelmann
President, Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma

Underwriting Professional Development Program – Travelers Insurance (Texas locations)

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) plans to conduct interviews through career services at Baylor on October 15 for its Underwriting Professional Development Program (Texas locations).

Travelers’ Underwriting Professional Development Program is a year round training program in which 25 newly minted college graduates from throughout the United States participate in on the job training in local offices as well as classroom training at Travelers’ corporate headquarters in Saint Paul, MN and Hartford, CT. This is a tremendous opportunity for applying marketing and analytic skills.

Interested students are encouraged to apply for this position through career services.

DFW RIMS – Information about Scholarships and Awards

From: Esequiel Nathal
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 12:14 PM

Subject: DFW RIMS – Information about Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

Hello DFW RIMS University Partners!

The DFW RIMS Education Committee has provided the descriptions below regarding the scholarships, conference awards, and grants that DFW RIMS offers (applications attached). This may be helpful when describing our programs to students, or if you need verbiage for your websites. In addition to those programs identified below, you may recall that the Spencer Educational Foundation offers grants and scholarships; you may see the programs they offer at their updated website (

DFW RIMS Scholarships

DFW RIMS is proud to continue its program of offering scholarships to outstanding applicants who are focused on a career in risk management, insurance and related disciplines. The award requires the recipient be enrolled full-time at an institution of higher education during the academic year. Awards vary depending on multiple factors, including the available amount of the scholarship fund, the number of eligible applicants, and the applicants’ qualifications. The awards generally run in the range of $250 to $3,000 per scholarship.

The DFW RIMS Education Committee will consider applicants who meet some or all of the following criteria:

1. enrollment status: full-time undergraduate or graduate student (preferably undergraduate junior/senior)

2. field of study – normally a risk management discipline within a business curriculum

3. career objective in risk management

4. grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

5. relevant work experience

6. leadership skills

7. need

8. DFW RIMS membership (note that free student memberships are available)

9. membership in the Gamma Iota Sigma risk management fraternity

The scholarship applications deadline is September 15. Scholarship recipients are announced in late September or early October and recipients are requested to attend DFW RIMS’s Fall Conference in order to receive their scholarship. When available, Fall Symposium information may be found on the DFW RIMS website (

RIMS Conference Award

DFW RIMS typically awards opportunities to attend the national RIMS Conference to one or more college students. The DFW RIMS Education Committee will consider applicants who meet some or all of the following criteria:

1. enrollment status: full-time undergraduate or graduate student (preferably undergraduate senior)

2. field of study: normally a risk management discipline within a business curriculum

3. career objective in risk management

4. grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

5. relevant work experience

6. leadership skills

7. DFW RIMS membership (note that free student memberships are available)

8. membership in the Gamma Iota Sigma risk management fraternity

Students are expected to attend the entire conference and a mentor will be assigned to provide guidance if needed. Students will be asked to write a brief summary of the conference experience; these summaries may be published in one of the DFW RIMS monthly newsletters. Awards include conference attendance at the student rate (student will need to become a RIMS member), round trip airfare, hotel accommodations (2 students per room), and an honorarium check for expenses. For further information on the RIMS Conference dates and schedule, please go to

The RIMS Conference Award application deadline is November 30 and recipients will be notified by February of the following year.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Esequiel Nathal

Risk and Insurance Analyst

Charles Taylor Risk Consulting

8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1650 Dallas, TX 75231 USA

T: +1 972-447-2069

E: esequiel.nathal

Take a look at our new website!

2014 Fall Symposium Professor Registration Form.doc

2014 Fall Symposium Student Registration Forms.docx

2015 RIMS Student Annual Conference Award Application.doc

2014 DFW RIMS SCHOLARSHIP application.doc

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

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

There are five online strategies for keeping up-to-date with Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma:

  1. Regularly visit the website at
  2. If you have a Facebook account, you can “like” the Facebook page for Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma.
  3. If you have your own Twitter account, you can “follow” @gisbaylor; whenever new information is posted on the website for Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, it is automatically included as part of the @gisbaylor Twitter feed. You can also access the @gisbaylor Twitter page by going to
  4. If you are familiar with RSS, you can subscribe to the RSS feed for Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota by using Firefox’s Live Bookmarks feature, Internet Explorer’s RSS feed subscription feature, or RSS reader software.
  5. Subscribe via email: Go to and enter your email address in the form provided on the right hand side of that webpage: fill in the email address field located on the left-hand side of this page with your email address and click the “Sign me up!” button:

After clicking the “Sign me up!” button, check for an email from “donotreply”:

Next, simply click the “Confirm Follow” button. This will take you to a webpage that looks like this:

2015 NAPSLO Summer Internship Program

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

Justin Mohn
Project Coordinator
P: 816 – 799 – 0858

News about the Alpha Pi Chapter at Baylor University


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