Center of Actuarial Excellence Actuarial Science at Illinois State University
For information on previous events held by the Actuarial Program, please visit our Events Archive.
(in addition to these events, we also hold a regular Actuarial Research Seminar)
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 August 17, 2015: Allstate, American Modern, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, BPSM, CNA, Country Financial, Horace Mann, Liberty Mutual, Mercer, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, RGA, RLI, State Farm, TowersWatson, Zurich.
The 2015 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:
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host a visit by Allstate Insurance. The event will take place in Stevenson Hall room 401 at 7 p.m. All students are welcome.
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host a visit by Ms. Luann Anderson from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, who will speak about preparing a resume and planning an actuarial career. The event will take place in Stevenson Hall room 401 at 6 p.m. All students are welcome.
Please join us on September 19th at 11 am in People's Park on campus of Illinois State Univeristy for our annual picnic open to all actuarial students. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. If you have dietary concerns or would like a vegetarian option please email Nicole McArdle. Following the picnic there will be an optional campus scavenger hunt at 1 pm. We hope to see everyone there!
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. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by RGA Reinsurance.
On Wednesday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101, all incoming freshmen will have a chance to ask questions of the officers of the Actuarial Club, and officers promies to answer them! -- questions regarding the actuarial profession, studying actuairal science, and anything else you want to ask. All incoming freshmen are welcome to this event, and transfer students, and any students new to the Actuarial Program are encouraged to attend as well. Ice cream will be served.
On Tuesday September 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, Michael Paradiso and IC Weeraklaew will present a summary of the information from the Society of Actuaries Centers of Actuarial Excellence Student Summit.
On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosedt a visit by Ms. Minchong Mao, FCAS, ASA, MAAA, actuary at State Farm Insurance, who made a presentation about Catastrophe Modeling.
On Monday, August 24, 2015, at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club will host the first general meeting of the Club. Mr. Michael Paradiso, President of the Actuarial Club, and Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski, Actuarial Program Director, will be the speakers. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided and all students are welcome.
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 event is always open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosedt a COUNTRY Financial 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.
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."
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.
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".
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.
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.