SigEp’s Life After College is a two-day leadership event that provides undergraduate brothers with life skills and career insights. The program provides sessions on personal finance, business etiquette and personal branding to help brothers find professional success after college.
While the vast majority of Life After College facilitators are successful SigEp alumni, Tony Fala, a senior relationship manager at SigEp corporate partner Nationwide, saw unique value in the program and recently asked to get involved. Fala saw an opportunity to strengthen a partnership that previously focused on providing insurance discounts for members and funding for undergraduates attending SigEp leadership events.
Nationwide believed in the program’s value so much they flew Fala from their Columbus headquarters to the 2015 program in the New York City area. As an expert in relationship management, Fala facilitated a session, “Networking: The Art of Building Relationships,” for undergraduates in attendance.
“Life After College gives you the skills to interview and build relationships with confidence and tips on how to display your character and drive that will set you apart from other job seekers,” Fala said, reflecting on his experience. “Any SigEp who wants a successful career would benefit from the program, and it’s an extremely valuable service for any student organization to provide.
“Nationwide is recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For. This recognition drives a lot of job seekers to our HR office looking for a career,” Fala said. Even still, Fala shared that he also benefitted from the program, saying “I had the opportunity to attend several other sessions and picked up fresh advice on interviewing skills.”
The program also featured an exclusive career fair, with representatives from prominent companies like Delta Air Lines, Comcast, Under Armour, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Deloitte and many more. Brothers have the opportunity to interact with representatives from these companies and explore potential career paths.
Nationwide’s level of commitment to SigEp occupies a unique place among SigEp’s corporate partners. The company has aligned itself with SigEp’s mission of Building Balanced Men and shares many of the same organizational values. In addition to its support of Life After College, Nationwide sponsors 55 young brothers at the Ruck Leadership Institute every summer.
As the Fraternity’s official insurer, Nationwide provides auto insurance to more than 1,000 SigEp members every year. The Fraternity also partners with several other national companies to provide member benefits and exclusive services. You can read about our partnership with Nationwide and their SigEp discounts, as well as our other corporate partners, at sigep.org/partners.