January 10, 2007
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University's Insurance and Risk Management Career Expo is set to take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in Dede I of ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union.
During this event, employers seek internship candidates as well as graduating seniors for their open positions.
"The Career Expo is a great opportunity for students of all majors to see what the insurance industry has to offer," said Jocelyn Gohman, Expo co-coordinator and a senior insurance and risk management major from Dana. "Students will have a valuable opportunity to make industry connections to last a lifetime.â€
More than 20 companies are expected to attend the third annual event. Some of those attending will include: American United Life (a OneAmerica Financial Partner); Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company; Arlington/Roe & Co.; Auto-Owners Insurance Company; Employers Security Insurance Co.; Federated Insurance Company; Forrest Sherer Inc.; Great American Insurance Group; Horizon Planning Group, Inc.; JW Flynn Company; Lockton Companies; National Interstate Insurance; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (The Kentucky Southern Indiana Group); State Auto Insurance Companies; State Farm; and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
A reception is always included as part of the Expo to allow students the opportunity to network with company representatives and fellow students. At the reception, students will be eligible for a variety of drawings, including at least one $50 cash prize (must be present to win).
ISU student organizations are being encouraged to set up "brag" tables about their groups as part of Expo activities, and ISU professors are asked to contact organizers so class sign-in sheets can be on hand for attendance purposes, according to Jon Lough, a sophomore insurance and risk management major from Fort Wayne and also a co-coordinator for the event.
In addition to serving as co-chairs of the Expo, both Gohman and Lough are involved in a variety of other activities at ISU. Gohman, an ISU Networks Scholar (for financial services majors), serves as the student representative on the Insurance Advisory Council, is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma, the Insurance and Risk Management Honors Corps (GPA of 3.6 or above), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honorary Fraternity), Alpha Lambda Delta (Honorary Fraternity) and the Deanâ€™s Student Advisory Council.
Lough, an ISU Gongaware Scholar (for insurance and risk management majors), also a member of Gamma Iota Sigma, participates in Toastmasters International, Student Government Association, Freshman Council, Fresh Faces, Insurance and Risk Management Honors Corps and Campus Outreach.
â€œJocelyn and Jonathan have put a lot of effort into making this event a success,â€ said Mary Ann Boose, professor and program coordinator of the insurance and risk management program at ISU, â€œand theyâ€™re getting a great deal of real-world experience in the process.â€
The IRM Career Expo is sponsored annually by the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, ISU's Insurance and Risk Management Program, the ISU College of Business and Indiana State. For more information, or to inquire about your company participating in the event, contact Gohman at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or at (812) 237-5513, or Lough at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the IRM Program office at (812) 237-2107 or email@example.com.
PHOTOS: Jonathan Lough: http://www.indstate.edu/news/photodatabase/downloads/lough_jonathan.1.jpg
Jocelyn Gohman: http://www.indstate.edu/news/photodatabase/downloads/Gohman_Jocelyn_3x4.jpg
CONTACTS: Jocelyn Gohman, co-coordinator of the IRM Career Expo, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or at (812) 237-5513; or Jon Lough, co-coordinator of the IRM Career Expo, at (812) 237-5242 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Ann Boose, IRM professor and program coordinator, at (812) 237-2107 or email@example.com.
WRITER: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or 237-7972 (Tues/Thurs) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana State University's Insurance and Risk Management Career Expo is set to take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in Dede I of ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union. During this event, employers seek internship candidates as well as graduating seniors for their open positions.