InsureTech Connect and Gamma Iota Sigma Announce the Second Annual Student Program to Advance Collegiate Insurtech Involvement

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The ITC Student Program provides students meaningful exposure to the leading minds in insurance innovation and digital transformation from across the globe.

The ITC 2019 Student Program is a tremendous opportunity to gain an early foothold in a burgeoning segment of the industry and build critical networks.

InsureTech Connect (ITC) and Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) announce the opening of the ITC 2019 Student Program, a scholarship for highly motivated college and university students exploring and pursuing careers that advance the insurance industry through technology.

Up to 20 students from any school may be awarded this unique scholarship, which consists of paid registration and accommodations to attend the InsureTech Connect 2019 conference in Las Vegas September 23 – 25, 2019. The program, which has doubled in size since its inception last year, provides meaningful exposure for students to learn about the latest trends and opportunities while networking with the leading minds in insurance innovation and digital transformation from across the globe.

“After the great success of the inaugural ITC 2018 Student Program, we are doubling our outreach in 2019,” said Samara Jaffe, Managing Director of ITC. “The competition for talent is a challenge facing industry executives and startup founders alike, and this program provides a forum to inspire the best and brightest young minds to choose a career in insurance.”

Partnering with GIS – the insurance industry’s premier collegiate talent pipeline for students of all majors – has allowed for the development of a pre-professional continuum to drive exposure to over 5,000 students at a growing network of 87 colleges and universities, affording a direct and diverse recruiting and training line to the insurtech field.

Gamma Iota Sigma CEO Noelle Codispoti said, “The ITC-GIS partnership is a lynchpin in sustainable talent engagement and a prime example of innovative industry collaboration to really get at the core of a talent solution. The ITC 2019 Student Program is a tremendous opportunity to gain an early foothold in a burgeoning segment of the industry and build critical networks. GIS is committed to bringing the full spectrum of opportunities the industry has to offer to students everywhere, with the belief that widespread exposure is critical to a robust and diverse talent pipeline and ultimately workforce. We’re thrilled with the interest and growth this program and partnership have catalyzed.”

GIS presents a number of core programs to expose students to the breadth of opportunities available in the industry and prepare them for their careers, from the Annual International Conference, now in its 48th year and featuring the largest career fair of its kind, to expansive outreach efforts to maximize student engagement through its One Campus at A Time initiative and interactive diversity and inclusion programs put on by the student- and young alumni-led GammaSAID Council.

Submissions for the ITC 2019 Student Program will be accepted through July 1, 2019, and applicants will be notified by July 29, 2019. Students may nominate themselves, or industry representatives and faculty advisors have the opportunity to nominate a student who is passionate about a career in the insurance industry and who would benefit from participation in the ITC conference. For more information on the Student Program, please visit:

About Gamma Iota Sigma
Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is the industry’s premier collegiate talent pipeline with a fast-growing core of 5,000+ students and 25,000 alumni of all majors at 87 colleges and universities throughout North America. With over 50 years of experience engaging students and preparing them for careers across all segments and functional areas of the insurance industry, GIS is the only organization of its kind and is the solution to the talent gap issue, pursuing a mission to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance. GIS is committed to growing the number of highly qualified students entering the industry; to that end, the number of student members and active chapters has more than doubled in recent years and continues to grow, and the organization’s core of innovative programs has grown to include regional and virtual offerings, critical diversity & inclusion initiatives, as well as grassroots outreach to dramatically expand the talent pool. In partnership with Sustaining Partners, corporate supporters, foundations, professional associations, and trade organizations, the full spectrum of GIS programming provides its members with meaningful interaction with the industry, as well as the tools to pursue and succeed in an insurance career. For more information, visit:

About InsureTech Connect
InsureTech Connect is the world’s largest insurtech event, offering unparalleled access to the largest and most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry executives from across the globe. Founded by Jay Weintraub and Caribou Honig in 2016, ITC has grown to a 7000+ attendee conference, hosting 275 speakers, and representing more than 60 countries worldwide. InsureTech Connect 2019, presented by Oliver Wyman, will be held September 23 – 25, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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