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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020—Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is hosting virtual sessions at three Northeast U.S. academic institutions this fall to educate undergraduates on insurance industry career opportunities open to them, according to the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I).
Billed as Gamma Iota Sigma’s Security in Risk Tour, the events, which begin Oct. 14, will feature insurance professionals sharing their insurance career stories with students at their alma maters. This program supports the industry’s efforts to expand recruitment efforts among students in fields of study other than risk management or actuarial science.
Gamma Iota Sigma, known as “the insurance industry’s premier collegiate talent pipeline,” is organizing this year’s Security in Risk Tour in partnership with Triple-I, with funding provided by the program’s lead partners, Chubb and the Spencer Educational Foundation.
“For hundreds of years, insurance has been a key driver of innovation and economic growth worldwide,” said Sean Kevelighan, CEO, Triple-I. “Thanks to Gamma Iota Sigma and programs like the Security in Risk Tour, the U.S. insurance industry is able to engage with, and recruit, some of the nation’s most promising college students. Insurers are making homes, businesses and communities safer by recruiting and hiring well-educated and ambitious young men and women as they embark on their professional careers.”
The first stop on the 2020 Security in Risk Tour is the “Insurance Career Showcase and Alumni Panel” on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. EDT at Syracuse University. The program will be hosted by the Upstate New York institution’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Other 2020 Security in Risk events scheduled for this fall include:
· Wednesday, Nov. 4: “STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] Careers in Risk Management and Insurance,” at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.
· Thursday, Nov. 5: “Security in Risk: Careers in Cyber Risk Management and Insurance,” at Baruch College, New York City.
“The insurance industry has a great story to share,” noted Alyssa Bouchard, CPCU, ASLI, ARM, Director of Education and Programming, Gamma Iota Sigma. “We’re excited to team up with the Triple-I to expand our reach by engaging with students at colleges and universities without GIS chapters .The Security in Risk Tour helps to educate students of all majors and backgrounds about the insurance industry’s positive societal impact and limitless career opportunities.”
Through world-class programs, innovative partnerships, critical industry support, expansive campus engagement, and an unrivaled lifelong professional network, Gamma Iota Sigma leads the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry’s student talent pipeline across all functional areas.