Etiquette Dinner on March 31st – RSVP by March 25

Gamma Iota Sigma members,

For our next meeting, we will be attending the Etiquette Dinner put on by Career & Professional Development. Throughout this dinner, an etiquette expert will be giving you tips on the proper way to eat certain foods and on how to handle various situations. There will also be time for questions which is always interesting. The food is excellent since they are simulating a potential employer taking you out for a meal. This dinner does have a cost of $5 (which is very worth it) and you must RSVP. Please make sure you RSVP and pay the $5 cost for the dinner by Wednesday, March 25. Also, please let me or one of the other officers know that you will be attending so that we can make sure that we can all sit together.

Etiquette Dinner Information
Date: Tuesday, March 31

Location: Cashion Academic Building, 5th Floor5:30-6:00 p.m. – Check-in & Visit with recruiters from Phillips 66
6:00-7:30 p.m. – Dinner and presentation

Speaker: Etiquette Expert, Sarah Aynesworth

Attire: Professional Dress preferred; Business Casual required

Cost: $5 per person (refunds not available)
Payment Options: Online in your Hireabear account with MasterCard, Visa, or American Express

OR Pay in person with cash or check at Office of CPD in the Sid Richardson Room 132.

Thank you!

Rachel Shriver
Vice President of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter


Nice try…

There’s an interesting article in Business Week entitled “Insurers Are Using Rap Videos¬†to Make Being an Actuary Look Hip“. ¬†Anyway, Business Week‘s “bottom line” is “The insurance industry is desperately seeking hipness to help fill more than 500,000 job openings by 2022.”

Here’s the rap video, courtesy of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company:

Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting

Hello everyone,

I’d like to invite you to attend our next Gamma Iota Sigma meeting on Thursday, March 19th, at 5:00 in Cashion 307.

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Bob Otis, CEO of National Lloyds Insurance Company, which is located here in Waco. He will be sharing information about the company, as well as his personal experience of rising from an underwriter to a CEO in the insurance industry.

Please make time to join us!

Morgan Sawyer

Secretary of Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

Summer 2015 Internship opportunities for members of Gamma Iota Sigma

· Corporate Risk Management Internship: Sedgwick, Memphis, Tennessee

· Summer Internship Program, Operations: AIG, Kansas City, Kansas

· Underwriting Summer Internship Program: AIG, Nationwide

· Reinsurance Intern: General Re, New York City, New York

· Analyst Development Program Internship: Liberty Mutual, Seattle Washington

· Actuarial Internship/Co-op: Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dover and Keene, New Hampshire

· Risk Control Internship: CNA, Nationwide

For access to these as well as many other summer 2015 internship opportunities, visit the Gamma Iota Sigma Career Center at

Upcoming scholarship opportunities for members of Gamma Iota Sigma

There are many scholarship opportunities available for students studying risk management and insurance.

Below is a list of upcoming scholarship deadlines.

-NAMIC Merit Society Scholarship Program: Deadline, March 13, 2015

Deadline Extended!

-Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarship: Deadline, June 1, 2015

For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit:

NAMIC Scholarship opportunity (March 13, 2015 deadline)

Greetings! The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Merit Society has established a scholarship available to students pursuing a degree in the insurance industry. To help get the word out, would you be willing to post this on a school billboard, newsletter or webpage to inform students of this opportunity? I have included brief information below and have attached the application. This is a great opportunity to help any insurance minded student to receive some dollars to achieve their goal. If you or any student have questions regarding the scholarship, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

The Merit Society Scholarship Program is intended for undergraduate student pursuing a degree related to the insurance industry. This scholarship is only applicable to students who are citizens of the United States of America or Canada and plan to find permanent employment in North America. Two students will be chosen for a one-time, $1,000.00 check to assist in the funding of their studies.

The goals of the scholarship are outlined in the following pages. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must comply with all phases of the application process.

The essay should be limited to 500 words, and specifically address the questions located on the Scholarship application. We encourage prior recipients to acknowledge receipt of the scholarship in their essay.

Students must submit their application postmarked no later than March 13, 2015 to NAMIC Merit Society, c/o Tonya Suits, 3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. No incomplete applications will be considered. Applications will be reviewed and award recipient(s) will be notified by mail by May 1, 2015. Announcement of Scholarship Recipients will be made at the annual NAMIC Convention each year.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are in need of additional funds in order to complete their studies. If you have any questions about the application process, please email the Merit Society Managing Director at tsuits.

Tonya Suits

Merit Society Managing Director

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis IN 46268

317.875.5250 ext. 1017 or 800.336-2642 ext. 1017

2015 MS Scholarship Application2.pdf