AAMGA Student Research Contest – $2000 Award

Good afternoon,

For those of you I had the pleasure of seeing at last week’s very successful Gamma Iota Sigma Conference, this is the official announcement of our student research contest which I spoke to several of you about. For those I didn’t see last week, I would like to invite your students to be a part of our fifth annual AAMGA Student Research Contest. With this solicitation, the AAMGA seeks research papers on property and casualty industry-related topics focused on the issues and dilemmas faced by organizations and individuals in the Wholesale or Excess and Surplus Lines industry. Specific details can be found in the attached flyer.

Two winning papers will be selected from the submissions and the authors will be awarded $2000 and invited to attend (with their professors), at our expense, the AAMGA Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, May 17-20, 2015. Here, they will be recognized for their achievement, and this event, attended by over 1000 influential decision-makers, is an invaluable networking experience.

In addition, the winners’ research papers will be released to trade publications, including the Wholesale Insurance News (WIN) Magazine dedicated specifically to the Excess and Surplus Lines Industry.

I sincerely hope you will encourage your students to be a part of this opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Jeffrey D. Henry, M.Ed. | AAMGA Director of Education and Professional Development | 610 Freedom Business Center, Ste. 110 | King of Prussia, PA 19406 | 610.992.0005 (O) | 610.992.0021 (F) | 513.377.8911 (M) | Jeff@accolademgt.com

AAMGA Student Research Contest 2015.docx


Attention Actuary Students!

We at ActuaryExamTutor.com will be greatly appreciative if you communicate our FM/2 Live Online 2-Day Intensive Review Class to students at your school preparing for the October exam sitting. Over the two years that we have been providing these intensive review classes for the P/1 and FM/2 exams (we have been providing One-on-One private tutoring for the past 12 years), the classes have received tremendous positive feedback from students who have commented to us that taking these classes were a strong factor in helping them receive passing scores. The two day class, being held on 10/18 and 10/19, mainly focuses on helping students significantly increase their problem solving ability of a much wider range of FM/2 type problems.

Your communicating of the FM/2 class is tremendously important to us. We are very confident that the instructor-student live interactive intensive review class will be a very valuable resource for these students in their final preparation for the FM/2 exam.

There are 3 ways for students to learn more about the FM/2 Intensive Review Class and to Register:

1. By way of the Actexmadriverwebsite at:

2. By way of The Actuarial Bookstore website at:

3. By way of the ActuaryExamTutor.com website at:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours truly,

Howard M. Heller, Founder and President




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Gamma Iota Sigma Speaker

Hello All,

Next Tuesday, October 14, at 5:00 in Cashion 205, Gamma has invited Mr. David Bell, Senior Account Executive at Aon Risk Solutions, to speak to us about his work. Accompanying him will be Danielle Ross and Carolina Low, both of whom are recent Baylor grads.

Mr. Bell also worked extensively with Baylor on insuring the McLane Stadium as it was being built this past year, an experience he is planning on addressing at our Tuesday meeting.

Please join us for this meeting, and invite others who would be interested! This is a fantastic opportunity not only to learn more about a great company, but also to get better acquainted with our new stadium.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

Thank you,

Elise Kappelmann

President of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

Oct. 14 Meeting Flyer.pdf

REMINDER: NAPSLO Internship Program Deadline Approaching!

NAPSLO National Association of
Professional Surplus Lines
Offices, Ltd.
4131 N. Mulberry Dr., Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64116
F 816.741.5409
There’s still time to apply for the NAPSLO Internship Program!

The National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) would like to remind interested students that applications for the 2015 NAPSLO Summer Internship Program will be accepted 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 consider applying, or share this information with anyone interested in a career in insurance or surplus lines. We look forward to affording opportunities to the next generation of surplus lines professionals!


Justin Mohn
Project Coordinator
P: 816 – 799 – 0858



Prudential Actuarial Summer Bridge Program – applicants wanted!


Prudential would like to invite YOU, or someone you know, to apply for the Actuarial Success Awareness Program (ASAP).

What is the summer bridge program?

The ASAP Summer Bridge Program will lay the foundation for Mathematics majors expressing interest in the Actuarial Leadership Development Program internships and the actuarial career.

When is the bridge program?

This program is a 1-week training program that takes place during the month of June at the Prudential headquarters in Newark NJ. Expenses related to housing and travel to Newark are paid by Prudential. A reasonable stipend is also provided to each participant to assist with expenses for the week.

What will I do during the bridge program?

Students who are part of the Bridge program will be offered the following training:

1. Exam preparation

2. Job Shadowing

3. Team building activities

4. Exposure to Prudential’s full internship program

5. Mentoring

Why should I spend my summer at Prudential’s bridge program?

At the completion of the 1-week summer experience, students interested in pursuing a career in Actuarial Science at Prudential will be considered for future internship opportunities, supported through the exam process, and have the opportunity to work with an actuarial mentor.

How do I apply?

In order to be considered, apply directly to Prudential’s Campus Recruitment site. Please copy and paste the URL link below into your internet browser:


The ASAP Summer Bridge Program is open to freshmen and sophomore students from all backgrounds. Black, Hispanic, Native American, veteran, female, and LGBT students, as well as students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

ASAP program not for you? Check out these opportunities:

Prudential – Actuarial Internship Program

Prudential – Actuarial Leadership Development Program (Full-Time)

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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

News about the Alpha Pi Chapter at Baylor University


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