Indiana State to host 14th annual Octoberfest golf outing

September 9, 2011

Golfers and insurance industry representatives will once again have the chance to interact with Indiana State University students during the 14th annual Octoberfest golf outing on Sept. 30.

Students from the insurance and risk management program in ISU's Scott College of Business will volunteer and participate in the golf outing festivities at the Country Club of Terre Haute. The proceeds from the event will benefit ISU's insurance and risk management program and Gamma Iota Sigma, the honor fraternity for insurance and risk management students.

"Students directly benefit from this event in more ways than one," said Maria Greninger, director of external relations for the Scott College of Business at ISU. "The students experience the interactions that can lead to potential future jobs and internships, and their organization gets the dollars to help support their activities."

Between 20 and 40 ISU students who are scholarship recipients will work the event, which is also organized by students, Greninger said. Event registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and tee off at noon. Events continue until dinner and prizes at 5 p.m. The event cost is $225 per person, or a foursome for $750. The registration deadline is Sept. 26, and more information is available at: www.indstate.edu/business/insurance/golf.

ISU students will have the opportunity to network with insurance and risk management industry representatives who participate in the event. Since students work the event, they will be performing a variety of tasks. One of the many corporate opportunities available is the beverage cart sponsorship, which gives an industry professional the chance to work side-by-side with a top insurance and risk management student on one of the two beverage carts circling the course throughout the day.

"That's an informal interview right there," Greninger said. "You've got a captive audience for four hours, and you can really get to know each other."

Companies have benefited from their involvement in previous events, Greninger said. She cited the example of one company that got involved a couple of years ago, and already has hired an ISU graduate and has become even more involved with the Scott College of Business on many levels.

"It's just an example of how quickly something can start and get off the ground," Greninger said.

Several companies have already agreed to sponsor the event, though opportunities are still available. The sponsorship levels range in cost from $200 to $5,000.

"We couldn't do it without them," Greninger said of the partner companies. "We have a really dedicated group of supporters."

Contact: Maria Greninger, director of external relations, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-4357 or maria.greninger@indstate.edu.

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or austin.arceo-negrich@indstate.edu.