EKU Students Attend Gamma Iota Sigma National Conference

l-r: Chris Everitt, Sarah Smith, Lindsey Baldwin (alumni), Audrei Egbudin

Gamma Iota Sigma is the only international business fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science. EKU’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma attended the 45th annual International Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, from September 29 - October 1, 2016. Students who participated in the trip were seniors Audrei Egbudin (Lagos, Nigeria) and Sarah Smith (Berea), and sophomore Chris Everitt also from Berea.

The trip to Columbus featured beautiful downtown hotel accommodations with easy access to great shopping and food. The convention itself featured a Career Fair with 50 companies all looking to hire students, on-site interviews for full time and internship positions with companies in attendance, the opportunity to network with over 500 students from other universities and their professors, and education sessions that enhance classroom learning. Smith and Egbudin were offered job interviews, as well as a tour of Nationwide’s Columbus office.

In addition to the great learning experiences, the trip also included lots of 'bling' - even shirts and backpacks. Dinner at the zoo with insurance company representatives gave current employers and students an opportunity to connect and get to know one another. Alumni Lindsey Baldwin (May 2016), who is currently employed by Grange Insurance in Columbus, attended the zoo dinner and shared advice with EKU students.

Since its incorporation in 1965, Gamma Iota Sigma has chartered 64 chapters across North America and boasts an annual membership of more than 3,000 students and an alumni population of over 22,000. For more information on EKU’s chapter, visit www.insurance.eku.edu/student-organization. For more on Gamma Iota Sigma, visit http://gammaiotasigma.org.

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Published on October 06, 2016

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