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Club sets sights on insurance careers

Gamma Iota Sigma

Members of Gamma Iota Sigma work on their interview skills during a recent meeting.  Courtesy photo

Alexandra McCluskey

By Alexandra McCluskey
Staff Writer

There are opportunities galore within the Gamma Iota Sigma student club, from fun activities and chances for networking, to hearing multitudes of guest speakers.

Gamma Iota Sigma is a college club tasked with preparing students for a career in insurance. The events, planning and experiences offered within the club are crucial in developing skills people use in everyday life.

These include things such communication, nonverbal skills, holding an interview and, overall, just being a good human.

Careers within the insurance field requires a level of people skills, according to Mary Stucko, adviser of the Gamma Iota Sigma Club.

“I think the one thing about these majors is the fact that they’re very sincere and genuine,” Stucko said. “So many of our students are getting jobs while going here.”

Stucko said the members of the club are gaining experience and valuable skill sets while still attending college.

One of the leading growth factors for students within the club is events, including a recent conference trip to Baltimore, Md.

Additionally, the club has been heavily occupied planning for an upcoming Etiquette Dinner, open to all LCC students.

The dinner will be held in the Michigan Room, on the first floor of the Gannon Building, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For $15 a plate, attendees will be provided a delicious dinner, demonstration on proper table etiquette, and the pleasure of listening to innovative guest speakers.

Additionally, Hoffman Photography will be present and taking professional headshots for $10.

Shannon Nixon, co-president of the club, organizes the behind-the-scene works and therefore has a unique viewpoint of the club.

“There’s a lot of opportunities for the students within the club,” Nixon said.

Not only that, but the various opportunities offer a perfect place for growth and connection.

“It’s a great way for our students to network with the industry,” Stucko said.

Those interested in joining the club can send Adviser Mary Stucko an email at for more information.

The club members endorse joining.

“It’s a great opportunity,” member Ayden Heinig said. “(I) don’t think you can get it anywhere else.”



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