Starting the New Year strong with Spring 2015!
This is the Phi Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma at Ball State University. We are a student-led chapter of an international fraternal organization founded in 1965 for students interested in Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance.
Gamma Iota Sigma strives to help actuarial and insurance students find employment, pass professional exams, and network with others in our majors.
For employers interested in Ball State, most of our actuarial and insurance recruiting takes place in the Fall semester. All of our interviews are conducted through the Ball State Career Center.
Additionally, most companies choose to hold a presentation the evening before they come to campus for interviews. If you are interested in holding a campus presentation or learning more about our program, send us an email. We will put you in touch with one of our officers who can speak with you about club events.
Questions? E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
This link will take you to the membership application ; talk to an officer to learn where to turn dues in and how much dues are.
Recent and upcoming events for the
Insurance Awareness Night
The Phi Chapter invited industry professionals from Gibson Insurance, Arlington/Roe & Co., and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co to hold a panel discussion on working in the risk management and insurance industry. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the major and the many excellent career opportunities.
Clint Thompson, the CRO of Hannover Re, came for a visit to Ball State. We had a great learning opportunity with a round table discussion and a presentation afterwards!
Grad vs. Undergrad Basketball
Had a great time playing basketball against fellow Gamma members! Even threw in a little bit of dodge ball.
The Phi Chapter is partnered once again with Camille Mason from the Ball State Career Center. She presented on how to use social media correctly and effectively for your professional future.
Week of Service
Gamma put on a canned food drive game night for Gamma Servie Week 2015. We collected a total of 78 cans which were donated to the Muncie Mission!
Gamma members volunteered at the Haiti Library Foundation's 5th annual Chili Cook-off.
Put your new interviewing tips to the test with mock interviews available February 12th and 13th. You will have the opportunity to interview with actual industry professionals. Mr. Lloyd Spencer from Hannover Re and Mr. Rich Owens will be interviewing for an actuarial position with Dr. Kevin Gatzlaff interviewing for claims and underwriting positions. These will be 30 min interviews followed by 15 min of recap on what went well along with what could be improved upon.
Ed Bonach Presentation
Ed Bonach is the CEO of CNO Financial and will be presenting on The Marketing and Pricing of Long-Term Care Products. The presentation will be from 3:30-4:30pm in WB 144.
Interview Tips Presentation
Learn great tips for you next interview with this workshop given by Humana and Ball State Career Center. Join us from 7-8pm in WB 144.
BSU Men's Basketball Game
Gamma helped cheer on the BSU Men's Basketball Game against the Buffalo Bulls! Go Cardinals!
Spring Kickoff Event
We invite you to learn about our organization on Tuesday, January 20th from 7-8pm in WB 300. We will draw you in with FREE PIZZA- and convince you to stay involved with GIS after hearing all our benefits! Important information will be distributed, so new members and returning members are encouraged to attend. This link will take you to the membership application; talk to an officer to learn where to turn dues in and how much dues are.
BSU Men's Vollyball Game
Gamma helped with supporting the BSU Men's Vollyball Game with their win against Penn State! Go Cardinals!
The annual golf outing is a great way to network within Gamma Iota Sigma, and with industry professionals! Members who have completed the membership application and turned in dues can participate in this event at no cost. Company sponsorships continue the development of GIS members throughout the academic year. Special thanks to our 2014-2015 sponsors: Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Federated Insurance, Arlington Roe, Praxis Consulting, Gibson Insurance, Jan and Pamela Passmore
Let us help you prepare your resume for the upcoming job fair! Camille Mason, from the Cardinal Career Center, will guide us in preparing an insurance industry focused resume. Join us in WB 144, 7-8:15pm.
2014-2015 Kick-off Event
We invite you to learn about our organization on Tuesday, August 26th from 6:30-7:30pm in WB 144. We will draw you in with FREE PIZZA- and convince you to stay involved with GIS after hearing all our benefits! Important information will be distributed, so new members and returning members are encouraged to attend. This link will take you to the membership application; talk to an officer to learn where to turn dues in and how much dues are.
6-8pm at the Ball State Alumni Center (By the football stadium).The Phi Chapter's largest annual event. Come learn and network with professionals from around the industry at this formal dinner and Q&A. This year's panel will feature speakers from CNA, Mercer and Swiss Re, all of whom actively recruit Ball State students. Dress is business wear. Cick this text to RSVP and fill out a response survey. Spots are limited RSVP today
90's Night - Social Event
Come celebrate the good old days in true #tbt style. There will music, shows, games and snacks for the 90's. Bring you friends for an exciting night. SC310 7:30 - 9:30
Medical Protective Presentation
Medical Protective is presenting on an actuarial student position. Come out to learn about the company and for free pizza!
Insurance Awareness Night
All majors are encouraged to attend! Industry professionals will be holding a panel discussion on working in the risk management and insurance industry. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the major and the many excellent career opportunities.
Humana STRENGTH Event
We are partnering with Humana in doing a StrengthsFinder workshop. Each student will complete the survey online before the scheduled workshop and receive their results. Humana will then bring a speaker to campus to help students recognize, utilize, and further develop their strengths in the professional workplace. Humana regularly employs IT interns and full-time workers, and they have expressed interest in inviting Ball State's computer science students.
Service Event: American Red Cross Blood Drive
The Phi Chapter is helping at the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
Risk Manager for the World Trade Center
The Phi Chapter welcomes Shari Natovitz. She will be here to discuss different aspects of risk management at the WTC.
Excel WorkshopExcel workshop covering VBA, Excel Functions, Pivot Tables, Array Functions and various power user topics. Presenters: Dulton Moore and Grant Steffen.
The Phi Chapter is going bowling from 7-9pm at Cardinal Lanes. Come on out and bring your friends to be a "lucky" prize winner.
Service Event- Haiti Library Foundation Chili Cook Off
As a part of the National Chapter's First Gamma Iota Sigma Week of Service, each chapter is invited to plan and complete a service project that is relevant to its community and feasible for the chapter. For our service event, we will be partnering with Haiti Library Foundation for a Chili Cook Off fundraiser. This organization built a library in a Haitian community.
LinkedIn and Social Media Etiquette Workshop
The Phi Chapter is partnering once again with Camille Mason from the Ball State Career Center. She will present on how to use social media correctly and effectively for your professional future. The presentation will be interactive and is a great chance to learn and ask questions. Bring an electronic form of your resume.
Meet us at the wallyball courts in the Rec Center to play a few games of pick-up wallyball. Whether you're a wallyball expert or have never played, we hope to see you there!
Men's Volleyball Social Event
We will be meeting to watch the men's volleyball game and cheer on Kevin Owens at Worthen Arena.
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Gamma Iota Sigma will be participating in SVS's MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2014. We will be meeting in the lobby of DeHority Complex at 12:30pm and volunteering from 1-3pm at Second Harvest Food Bank.