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Event Archive

For information on previous events held by the Actuarial Program, please visit our Events Archive.

Actuarial Program Events: 2015

(in addition to these events, we also hold a regular Actuarial Research Seminar)

Presentation on Catastrophe Modeling by Minchong Mao, FCAS, ASA, MAAA, Actuary at State Farm Insurance

On Tuesday, August 25, 2054, at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a visit by Ms. Minchong Mao, FCAS, ASA, MAAA, actuary at State Farm Insurance, who will make a presentation about Catastrophe Modeling.

2015 Meet the Firms

2015 Meet the Firms event will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center on campus of Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. Campus map can be found at: http://www.IllinoisState.edu/map/. This event is an opportunity for actuarial employers to present themselves to students and collect students' resumes for internships and jobs. Employers can always contact Ms. Susan Mitchell, tel. 309-438-7797, fax 309-438-5866, or Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski, with any questions. Registration for employers is available online at: http://smartURL.it/MTFregister. There is no fee for employers to participate in this event. The following employers registered for the event as of Augyst 4, 2015: Allstate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, CNA, Country Financial, Liberty Mutual, Mercer, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, RGA, State Farm.

2015 High School Actuarial Career Fairs

The 2014 High School Actuarial Career Fairs will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, and on Friday, October 9, 2015, in Normal, Illinois. These annual fairs are primarily intended for high school students, but are open to college students, and anyone else seeking to learn about the actuarial career. These are not employment events, but rather meetings designed to provide information about the actuarial career. No resumes are accepted. The events were held:

Registration for these High School Actuarial Career Fairs is open at: http://www.beanactuary.org/news/?fa=career_fair

RGA Reinsurance visit

On Monday, September 14, 2015, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host a visit by RGA Reinsurance. The event will take place in Stevenson Hall room 401 at 6 p.m. All students are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

2015 Actuarial Research Event

The 2015 Actuarial Research Event was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in State Farm Hall of Business room 366. Mr. Tom Terry, FSA,FCA, EA, MAAA, the immediate past President of the American Academy of Actuaries spoke about the actuarial profession and professionalism issues in general. This eventi is alwayss open to the public.

2015 Actuarial Banquet

The 2015 Actuarial Banquet for actuarial students at Illinois State University was held on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at The Chateau. Ms. Emily Ehrstein, FSA, alumna of our program and an actuary at State Farm  was the speaker at this event.

Officer Elections Followed by Bowling

On Monday, April 20, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in STV 401A, the Actuarial Club held its elections for the 2015/2016 academic year, and after the elections, members went bowling.


SOA and CAS: Differences in the examinations tracks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in room 401 of Stevenson Hall, Mr. Michael Paradiso, a student in our program, spoke about the differences between professional actuarial examinationsrequired by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Internship Panel

On Monday, March 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in STV 401, actuarial students who held internships last academic year shared their experiences, answered questions and helped other students who are looking for internships.

How to Pass Actuarial Exams

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Center for Visual Arts room 145, Mr. Justin Vogel, President of the Actuarial Club, made a presentation entitled "How to Pass Actuarial Exams".

Ceremony of the award of the Lee Ann Murray "Everything Counts" Scholarship

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, we held the ceremony of awarding the Lee Ann Murray "Everything Counts" Scholarshp. Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks, and, most importantly, pie, were served.

COUNTRY Financial Night

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosedt a COUNTRYFinancial Night: Mr. David Prevo, FCAS, an actuary at COUNTRY Financial, and ISU alumnus, and other actuaries from COUNTRY Financial, and other acturies from the company, made a presentation to our students.

Presentation by Mr. Mark Fauble of ISU Career Center "How To Build Your LinkedIn Profile"

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a presentation by Mr. Mark Fauble of ISU Career Center entitled: "How To Build Your LinkedIn Profile."

Presentation by Mr. Paul Vogel of Mutual of Omaha

On Monday, February 16, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a presentation by Mr.Paul Vogel from Mutual of Omaha, who spoke about the practical side of the work of actuaries, in consulting and in insurance companies, and changing regulatory environment.

Predictive modeling techniques for estimating customer retention: Presentation by Mr. Drew Lawyer from Earnix

On Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a presentation by Mr. Drew Lawyer from Earnix, an ISU alumnus, entittled "Predictive modeling techniques for estimating customer retention".

Transition from college to working: Presentation by Mr. Charles Johnson from State Farm

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a presentation by Mr. Charles Johnson of State Farm, and an alumnus of our program, on transition from college to working.

General meeting of the Actuarial Club

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted the first Spring 2015 general meeting of the Actuarial Club.