Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting (October 1, 5-6 p.m. in Cashion 305)

Lauren Tawney (BBA (2001) and Senior Vice President – Property Practice with Aon in Houston, TX), will be the featured speaker at the next Gamma Iota Sigma meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 5-6 p.m. in Cashion 305. Ms. Tawney’s topic is "Worldwide Natural Catastrophes and the Impact on Property Insurance Marketplace". Members and friends of Gamma Iota Sigma are invited to attend. If you have any questions about this meeting specifically or Gamma Iota Sigma in general, contact Ryan Campbell.

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Announcement: Gamma Iota Sigma Career Center

The national chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) has launched the GIS Career Center, an exclusive job posting board for GIS students offering internship and entry-level positions with companies which are interested in hiring members of GIS. Members of all active GIS chapters (including the Alpha Pi chapter of GIS at Baylor) can upload their resumes, and participating companies are able to access student resumes.

The current list of available openings which have been posted at the GIS Career Center is available at http://careercenter.gammaiotasigma.org/jobs.

Application Open for 2014 NAPSLO Internship Program

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September

To Whom It May Concern:

The National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) would like to announce that applications for the 2014 NAPSLO Summer Internship Program will be accepted now through December 1, 2013. 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 $800/week 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 electronic application online. Applicants should also provide a resume and unofficial transcripts electronically to justin@napslo.org. 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@napslo.org
P: 816 – 799 – 0858

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Allstate Leadership Development Program

Here’s a brochure which describes the Allstate Leadership Development Program. Allstate will be interviewing candidates for this program (along with their internship program) at the Hire-a-Bear Career Fair on Wednesday, 9/25. There will also be a “Meet the Firm” presentation hosted at 5:00pm on Tuesday, 9/24 (in the Baines Room in the SUB) by the Allstate Leadership Development recruiting team which will provide an opportunity to meet/network with Baylor alumni at Allstate and also to learn more about Allstate’s Leadership Development Program.

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DFW RIMS Risk Management Conference

The DFW RIMS Risk Management Conference will be held on Monday, October 7th at the Irving Convention Center.  The conference program is located at http://bit.ly/17VarFb/.   The DFW RIMS chapter has extended an invitation for GIS members at Baylor to attend without having to pay registration fees.  Dr. Seward will be the Baylor faculty representative and GIS members will be the Baylor student representatives at this meeting.  In order to register, fill in the attached form entitled “2013 Fall Symposium Student Registration Forms” and return it to Esequiel Nathal, who is the chair DFW RIMS Education Committee.

Furthermore, the deadline for applying for a scholarship from DFW RIMS is Sunday, September 15.  DFW RIMS awards scholarships of varying amounts to worthy undergraduate or graduate students who are studying risk management and plan to pursue a career in the field of risk management.  In order to apply for this scholarship, fill in the attached form entitled “2013 DFW RIMS SCHOLARSHIP application” and return it to Esequiel Nathal.  If you are awarded a scholarship, you are expected to attend the Risk Management Conference on October 7 since there will be a formal scholarship awards ceremony.

If you have any questions about the various topics listed here, contact Ryan Campbell, who is President of Baylor’s Alpha Pi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma.