The purpose of the Insurance Society is five-fold:
- To promote interest in the field of insurance
- To promote a better understanding of the field of insurance among all students of The University of Georgia
- To further insurance knowledge; to coordinate the study of insurance with professional leaders in the field
- To cultivate a fraternal spirit between its members
- To cultivate personal acquaintance of its members for business and social betterment, so that the highest degree of mutual benefit and cooperation may be obtained
All Risk Management students are strongly encouraged to join the Insurance Society as soon as they become departmental majors. Membership in the society not only makes the student eligible for scholarship awards, but also entitles the student to free attendance at the Careers Day program and the Spring Awards Banquet. In addition, only members of the Insurance Society are entitled to submit résumés for inclusion in the departmental résumé book.
To join the Insurance Society, complete an application. You will be given the option to pay via debit/credit card when you complete your online application, or a check for dues made out to the Insurance Society may be brought to the Departmental Office (A405 Moore-Rooker Hall). We do not accept cash payments. Because the dues payments are a one-time only fee, it is advantageous to join both Gamma Iota Sigma and the Insurance society as early in a student’s college career as possible.
Questions about the Insurance Society should be directed to the organization's faculty advisor, Jenny Atkinson (A416 Moore-Rooker).
VP of Member Development
William Madison Wright
Actuarial Sciences Chair
Careers Day Coordinators
Insurance Society Officer Duties
Provide leadership for the officers and the Insurance Society members; Preside at all meetings; organize and coordinate details of Fall Picnic, Spring Banquet, and semester Meetings; organize and lead monthly officer meetings; arrange for guest speakers from insurance industry to attend semester meetings; coordinate activities of other officers; help with Careers Day coordination; help with resume book; attend business school student council meetings each semester; make announcements in classes.
Write and distribute minutes of meetings, write memos to faculty concerning upcoming events; maintain record of attendance at each event with GIS communications Officer, welcome new Insurance Society Members with welcome email; coordinate with Treasurer, help with resume book; assist at Careers Day; make announcements in classes.
Deposit dues and other fees collected from students and others; pay all expenses from organizational accounts; prepare monthly financial statements; prepare annual budget; help with resume book; assist at Careers Day; make announcements in classes.
Take photographs at all meetings and other events; run LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram; update event calendar on Facebook to announce upcoming events; post on social media when necessary. Assist Vice President of Communications in daily tasks updating membership lists; make announcements in classes; help with details concerning meetings and events and track member attendance by creating sign-in sheets. Requires a detail-oriented student.
Actuarial Sciences Chair
Coordinate the interests of those students seeking an actuarial sciences certificate; Coordinate actuarial Groupme; Liaison between organization & Actuaries @ UGA; represent at various functions. Must have at least one actuarial related event per semester.
Coordinate at least 2 philanthropic events per semester. Work with local charities and volunteer organizations. It is highly encouraged to work with other Terry and UGA organizations. Organize and report a chapter event during the GIS IICF Week of Giving.
Handle all details associated with the Insurance Careers Day, including: contacting and inviting firms; making hotel arrangements; coordinating interview schedules with Career Planning and Placement Office; coordinating details of Careers Day reception; making payments out of Careers Day bank account; making announcements in classes. We have two Careers Day Coordinators as this is a very important event. The coordinators work closely with senior faculty and staff to ensure the event’s success.
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