Gamma Iota Sigma Upcoming Events!

Hi Gamma Iota Sigma members,

Thank you to those who came to our last meeting on October 1st. We had Mr. Wes Bailey, the President of a local Brokerage company called Bailey Risk Management & Insurance, speak to us about his role as an agent. Those who attended learned a lot and had the opportunity to gain deeper insight into an agent’s role and unique experiences that Mr. Bailey has had in the insurance industry.

Mark your calendars!!! We have many exciting upcoming events!
Please see the below list for details.

Upcoming Events:

October 8-10: Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference in Chicago, Illinois
This conference is a yearly conference that provides students the opportunity to network with industry professionals, meet students from other Gamma Iota Sigma chapters, hear speakers from a wide variety of roles on a variety of topics, learn about internship and job opportunities at the career fair, and travel to a new place and visit a landmark or two! Conferences are open to members of Gamma Iota Sigma and all costs associates with the conference (travel to/from, hotel, and food) is reimbursed by Baylor. Registration has closed for this event but this is definitely an event that you will want to plan to attend next year.

October 22: Speaker Michael Wright from Travelers at 5:00-6:00 pm in Foster 302
Michael Wright will speak on opportunities for Baylor students doing energy risk management and insurance (which is what he does at Travelers).

October 23: Alumni Homecoming Bar-B-Que at 6:30-8:00 pm at The View
This year, we will be holding an alumni barbecue during homecoming week in which both current members and alumni members will be invited. Our hope is that this will allow current members to see what previous members are doing and allow for a social, fun, relaxed event for people to enjoy. Please mark your calendars for this exciting event!

November 4: Webinar on Predictive Analytics at 2:00-3:30 pm
This webinar will be great for those of you interested in actuarial science, but also those of you interested in other aspects of the insurance industry! This webinar will be held by the Casualty Actuary Society (CAS) and will cover:
– What is data science / predictive analytics? How does it impact the actuarial profession?
– How to learn and what things to focus on
– How the next generation of actuaries will push the world forward

November 5: Speaker Jim DuCharme CEO and President of Prime Therapeutics at 6:00-7:00 pm
Prime Therapeutics is a sister company to Blue Cross Blue Shield. It manages coverage for medicine to health insurers, employers, and seniors on Medicare. Prime Therapeutics serves over 26 million members, processes claims, offers clinical services for people with complex medical conditions, and delivers medicine to their members.

November 12: Speaker Tom Chase and Rhett Dawson from Insurors Indemnity at 5:00-6:00 pm
Come to this meeting to learn about a local Waco commercial property and casualty reinsurance company. The speakers will cover unique topics that usually aren’t covered in RMI classes like surety and managing general agency in addition to sharing their experiences in the industry.

November 19: Bowling at the SUB
We will finish the semester off with a social gathering as a way to get reconnected before the break! Tentatively, the plan is to go bowling together at the SUB. More details on this will come later.

I look forward to seeing you all at these exciting upcoming events!

Rachel Shriver
Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi chapter President

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