It’s that time of year – for college … and football

By on September 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Posted in: Marketing & Communications

Shannon S., Guest Blogger, human resources

Crisp mornings, autumn palette, boots and sweaters … these are a few of my favorite things; but what I’m most looking forward to about the fall is college! Whether it’s cheering on a favorite football team or walking around campus, there’s something about all-things-college that’s invigorating. I am not alone in this feeling either; already college football and college recruiting are being talked about inside the GEICO walls.

Here’s what Matt D., our college recruiting manager, had to say when I asked him about his team’s fall events calendar.  “In addition to career fairs, we’ll spend more time with students interested in learning about insurance and educating them on how to make a smooth transition from campus to corporate.”  And, in case you’re wondering, he’ll be rooting for his alma mater – the James Madison Dukes.

So, which teams will some of our associates cheer for this fall?

  • Brady D., planning supervisor – Iowa Hawkeyes
  • Chris B., claims manager – Mississippi State Bulldogs
  • Dave H., claims director – Boise State Broncos
  • Megan G., product analyst – The Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Rusty P., sr. programmer – Marshall Thundering Herd
  • Clif B., analyst – Florida State Seminoles
  • Kelly M., planning rotation – Maryland Terrapins

As for me, I’ll be rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Do you have a favorite college football team? Are you ready to make any bold Bowl predictions? We want to hear from you, simply comment below.

52 responses to “It’s that time of year – for college … and football

  1. Ben says:

    This seems like a great way to approach career college recruiting.  It helps to educate students while transitioning into their new school.  Alot of schools don’t take proactive measures when helping out new students.

  2. David M. says:

    LSU Tigers!

  3. Sharon Taylor says:

    UVA Wahoos!!!!!!!!

  4. boris says:

    I enjoy driving through the country watching the leaves change to such pretty colors, it really gives me a warm happy feeling.  I also love being able to wear my favorite sweaters!!!!  Go UB!

  5. Greg M says:

    I’m with Kelly — go, Terps!

  6. geri says:

    Fear the turtle.

  7. Ryan says:

    Let’s go HAWKEYES!

  8. Chad says:

    Go Dawgs!!! (UGA)

  9. Kristyn B. says:

    GO IRISH!

  10. Mike B says:

    Va Tech!! Go Hokies!!!

  11. TK says:

    GO U OF A WILDCATS!

  12. Larry Hill says:

    The University of Oklahoma

    BOOMER SOONER!

  13. EDDY SIMPSON says:

    USC Trojans    FIGHT ON!

  14. Angela Lindsey says:

    GO DAWGS!! 

    UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA OF COURSE

  15. Chris St.Sauveur says:

    Go South Florida Bulls. Time to dominate the Big East

  16. Matt says:

    We need some predictions here. 

    OSU vs. Boise St in the BCS championship game!

  17. Kristie says:

    GOOOOOOOO Dawgs! Sick ‘em! Woof Woof Woof!

  18. Michael W says:

    Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
    Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
    Send a volley cheer on high,
    Shake down the thunder from the sky.
    What though the odds be great or small
    Old Notre Dame will win over all,
    While her loyal sons are marching
    Onward to victory!!!!!!

  19. Patrick says:

    ROLL TIDE

  20. Ryan Hogan says:

    GO BRUINS!!!

  21. Octavia H says:

    LET’S GO WILDCATS!!!!!

  22. Thomas Creech says:

    I believe that Ohio State will win the National Championship, Ohio State 28 Alabama 17.

  23. Brian says:

    Penn State or Virginia Tech will make me happy.

  24. Tiffany says:

    Let’s Goooooo Mountaineers!
    West Virginia please stand up!

  25. William says:

    Hang on Sloopy! THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES NATIONAL CHAMPS!

  26. Benjamin Harrell says:

    GO GATORS!

    LONG LIVE THE GATOR NATION, BABY!!

  27. DeAnne Raley says:

    Go Dawgs!

  28. Will F says:

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!
    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

  29. Kristie R says:

    LET’S GO VOLS!  UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE!

  30. Dave H says:

    Big win for Boise St!

  31. Tom M says:

      There’s a storm coming. Go Canes!

  32. Rob says:

    Fear the Frogs – Go TCU!

  33. Justin Mercer says:

    GOOOOO University of Georgia Bulldogs

    My prediction for BCS Natl Champ  Nebraska v Ohio State

  34. Frank Crowder says:

    Valdosta State Blazers and UGA Bulldogs

  35. Earl Gamache says:

    Go Terps have a great season

  36. TROY THORNTON says:

    ROLL TIDE! LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO! ALABAMAAAAAAAAAA!

  37. Steve Warren says:

    Buckeye Nation!!! Ohio State National Champs!

  38. MATHIS says:

    LET’S GOOOOOOO WILDCATS

  39. Sherard says:

    It’s the year of the Hurricane….. Let’s go Miami!!!!!!

  40. RONALD PORTER says:

    GEAUX TIGERS
    AND THE SEC BEST CONFERENCE IN THE COUNTRY!!!!!!
    LET THE GOOD TIME ROLL!!!!!

  41. Carena Lintz says:

    HOOK ‘EM HORNS!!!!!!  THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU!!! WOOT WOOT!!!  *THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS @ AUSTIN*

  42. Stephanie Elmore says:

    I’m torn between my alma matre Marshall University and WVU!!!!

  43. Catherine says:

    GO BIG ORANGE!!!!   GO TENNESSEE VOLS!!!!!!

  44. Jamal says:

    OSU!!!!!!!!!! Let’s go Buckeyes!!!!!!!!

  45. Cliff says:

    For Boston, For Boston!  Go Boston College Eagles!!! 
    The ACC Rules!

    Mark Herzlich deserves the Heisman Trophy!

  46. David says:

    We are….. PENN STATE!

  47. Megan says:

    Go DAWGS…sick em!

  48. gwen says:

    ALABAMA ROLL TIDE!!!!

  49. Mike G says:

    Florida State University!! Go Seminoles!!

  50. Claudia says:

    GO  DAWGS!!!  UGA!!