The insurance, risk management and financial services programs will host their annual golf outing, the Oktoberfest Golf Scramble, Thursday, Sept. 22.
The Oktoberfest Golf Scramble is a fundraiser that helps support different opportunities for students such as corporate visits, national conferences, study trips and other activities.
Every year, the event is coordinated by a different junior at Indiana State University. This year, Trevor Steiner is in charge of organizing the outing.
“I’ve been in the insurance program since my freshman year. Each year a different junior takes on the job of coordinating the golf outing,” Steiner said.
Although this is Steiner’s first time as the coordinator for the event, he discussed how he has still gained experience from his time attending the outing.
“It’s a great experience,” Steiner said.” The golf outing is fun and can be considered a big part of business, but the experiences I’ve gained personally, being able to interact with all of these industry professionals, has been really great.”
At the outing, the students from the insurance program will be able to pair up with professionals and golf together. The different companies will bring a combination of either two or four employees to the golf outing which allows students to connect and meet with multiple industry professionals.
“We’ll actually pair them up with students from our program,” Steiner said. “Right now, myself and another individual will be golfing with two professionals from an insurance company who I am going to be paired up with this year.”
All of the funds received from the event will go back into the program to help the students become more equipped for their futures. The fundraiser also helps to bring in outside companies who give presentations on how the industry works.
“We’ll bring in a number of speakers,” Steiner said. “We meet each Tuesday night. Just a couple weeks ago we had a company from South Bend come down and give a presentation on what the industry is like for them, how we can market ourselves towards them, and things we need to be learning and preparing for as we get ready to enter the industry.”
Next year, the golf outing will have a new coordinator, Evan Rogers, who is currently learning the ropes alongside Steiner as the assistant golf outing coordinator.
“I got involved with the golf outing last year by golfing with MedPro,” Rogers said.” I had so much fun and wanted to be even more involved this year so I became the assistant coordinator of the golf outing this year and have been really involved with calling insurance industries and businesses.”
Indiana State University is one of the few campuses to have an insurance program. The program is beneficial to the students in the opportunities that it grants them and the experiences that they are able to have.
“By looking at insurance you’re choosing a very good path, not only for this university, but as a whole,” Steiner said. “The university is going to set you up perfectly for the workforce. If you’re looking to get involved on campus or if you’re still looking for a major, please come check out the insurance program.”