Good luck on finals! See you in the Spring
The Phi Chapter has been recognized by Gamma Iota Sigma's Grand Chapter as being a well-rounded chapter for the 2013-2014 academic year!
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: email@example.com
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
Relieve the stress of finals by taking a break to relax with our members in Gamma Bowling! We will also consider this our end of semester banquet.
CAS Student Central Seminar
CAS Student Central liaisons will be hosting a seminar on an in-depth P&C actuarial topic. Come out to learn more about the P&C industry!
Indianapolis Actuarial Club Student Meeting
One of our very own professors, Dr. Jack Foley, will be speaking about the statistics for an actuarial student's Job search prior to graduation. We are looking forward to hearing his work!
Come help be a part of organizing a well-rounded chapter- All positions are up for grabs! For more information about our offices, see the Officers tab and feel free to email our current officers. Hope to see you there!
Since recruitment is over (see our list of events to see all the company presentations at Ball State), come out to trivia night to challenge our other members in a competition of 'who knows the most random information!?'
Oct/Nov29, 15, 12
What a resume builder! Come out to our workshops to learn relevant tips and tricks to use in Excel- and to tell a future employer about!
Four Year Planning Event
In order to assist our younger members, upper-classmen were available to meet with students unsure of what classes to take.
Disney Risk Manger Presentation
The Risk Manager of Disney, Tim East, was here to present on careers in Risk Management and give valuable advice. Members were also invited to RSVP to a special networking dinner with Mr. East.
Annual GIS International Conference
Our Executive board members travelled to Dallas, Texas to partake in the 43rd International Conference. Board members learned extremely valuable information ranging from marketing members to companies, what to look for in the job search, to how to act professionally. We also brought back to Cardinal Country a well-rounded chapter award as well as the Alumni Relations, Chapter Management, Community Service, Membership Development, and Public Relations awards for the 2013-2014 academic year! All our hard work pays off!
Career Fair Advice
Hosting a general Q&A for company recruiting. A great opportunity for those not used to the actuarial Ball State recruitment process.
Family Weekend Tailgating
Gamma hosted its 2nd annual tailgate in support of our Ball State Cardinals Football team on parents' weekend. Hope to see you and your parents at next year's event, as well as alumni!!
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.