Gamma Iota Sigma Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,

Please see below in regards to the NAMIC Merit Society Scholarship Program and note the extension of the deadline to March 7th, 2016. This is an opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship! Please see additional details below and be sure to submit your application by next Monday, March 7th. Please direct any questions to the NAMIC Merit Society Managing Director, Tonya Suits, at tsuits.


The NAMIC Merit Society Scholarship Program is intended for undergraduate student pursuing a degree in risk management. 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 7, 2016 to NAMIC Merit Society, c/o Tonya Suits, 3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.Because of the extended deadline, students are encouraged to submit their applications via email to tsuits. 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, 2016. 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 NAMIC 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

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Texas Mutual Insurance Company – Summer 2016 Underwriter Internship

Underwriter Intern

At Texas Mutual, our people and their commitment to customer service make the difference. Join us in this commitment as an Underwriter Intern.

The Underwriter internship will be located at our Austin Regional Office. The internship will take place in summer 2016.

In this role, you will be introduced to:

Underwriting workers’ compensation insurance policies.
Evaluating applications, analyzing risks, and defining coverage terms.
Building and maintaining strong relationships with agents and policyholders, and delivering excellent customer service.
Establishing appropriate premium rates to further company goals and objectives.

The successful candidate must have:

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in progress in Risk Management, Insurance, Business or related field.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Progress towards CPCU, CIC, ARM, or other recognized insurance designation is preferred.

Email resumes directly to jdietert.

Last Chance for Chicago Trip

Hi all,

This is just a reminder that the deadline for registering for the NAPSLO Extreme Risk Takers Symposium is approaching soon. The trip will take place March 18th-19th (we will most likely fly back the 20th) in Chicago.

I have the schedule attached of the agenda for more details. Please let me know within the next 2 days if you can go!


Melissa Sutton

Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi chapter

Vice President

2016 NAPSLO Symposium Program Agenda.pdf

REMINDER: Meeting Tomorrow

Hi all,

Just a reminder that we have a meeting tomorrow, February 9th at 5:00pm in Foster 314. We have a speaker coming, Katie Bishop, who is a recruiter from Travelers Insurance. She will be giving us interview and resume tips (very important for getting your first internship/job).

This is also a very good networking opportunity, as Travelers offers a wide variety of jobs to those of ALL majors.

There will be FREE PIZZA again at this meeting so don’t miss out!

Note: Those of you who have committed to the Chicago trip or are interested, please try to make it to this meeting so we can go over more details afterward.


Melissa Sutton

Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi chapter

Vice President

Meeting Follow-up

Hi all,

There are a few important things from our meeting on Tuesday for those of you who missed it:

  • ​I’ve attached the PowerPoint from the meeting which summarizes all we went over
  • ​I’ve attached information about the IASA Scholarship, as well as the application itself (DEADLINE: Feb. 29)
    • ​I highly recommend applying for this scholarship because they are extremely generous and Baylor has a high success rate with getting insurance-related scholarships!
  • I have attached the membership form–you can fill it out and give it, along with the one-time $30 check to Dr. Seward in Foster 120.03
  • IMPORTANT: The NAPSLO Symposium in Chicago is March 18-19 and we have limited spots available. The deadline to sign up is February 18th
    • This is a FREE trip to Chicago to go to a conference that has professional speakers, career fairs, and socials–it is a lot of fun
    • You get to explore downtown Chicago, have great career opportunities, and get to know students from other GIS chapters
    • Let me know if you are interested and I will give you more information

***Our next meeting is this coming Tuesday, February 9th. We have a speaker from the Travelers Insurance company (the #2 commercial Property/Casualty insurer in the country) who is a recruiter. Travelers is aggressively recruiting students from Baylor for all sorts of positions (for ALL business majors), so I recommend going to this meeting as an opportunity to network. She will also give interviewing and resume tips. Your resume and interviews are the only impressions companies get before hiring you so it is worth knowing what they want!

There will be more free pizza at this meeting!

Let me know if you have any questions.


Melissa Sutton

Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi Chapter

Vice President


2016 Scholarship Application_Fillable.pdf

2016 Scholarship Guidelines.pdf

IASA_Scholarship Brochure 2016.pdf

GIS Membership Form.docx

GIS Meeting tomorrow

Hi all,

Just a reminder of our meeting tomorrow, Feb. 2 at 5:00pm in Foster 314. There will be pizza!

Please come as we will discuss important announcements and deadlines. I will also bring membership forms for those of you interested in becoming members.


Melissa Sutton

Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi chapter

Vice President