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Event Archive

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.

Actuarial Program Events: 2020


2020 Actuarial Banquet

The 2020 Actuarial Banquet will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bloomington/Normal Marriott Hotel. All actuarial students are welcome. Please register for the Banquet at: http://smartURL.it/ActuarialBanquet. If you have questions about this event, please e-mail them to: actuary@ilstu.edu. Our speaker will be our alumnus Mr. Tyler Lueck, FSA, CERA, MAAA, an actuary at State Farm.

2020 Actuarial Research Event: Lecture by R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, CFA, Managing Director of Research at Society of Actuaries

The 2020 Actuarial Research Event will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in the Caterpillar Auditorium (State Farm Hall of Business room 139). It will a presentation by Mr. R. Dale Hall, FSA, MAAA, CERA, CFA, Managing Director of Research at Society of Actuaries, who will speak about current research projects of the Society of Actuaries. This event is open to the public.

Presentation by Matt Kaufman and Henry Haase on certain SOA/CAS topics

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101, Actuarial Club Officers, Matt Kaufman and Henry Haase, will make a presentation on various SOA and CAS topics that we don’t often hear about at ISU. Open to all students.


Presentation on life insurance pricing and reserving at State Farm

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 4 p.m., in Stevenson Hall room 401, actuaries from State Farm will make  a presentation about life insurance pricing and reserving. Open to all students.

Presentation by Josh Collier, Alyssa Ferrando and Kevin Shin from CNA

On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7 p.m. in Stevenson hall room 401A, representatives of CNA Insurance, Josh Collier (former President of our Actuarial Club), Alyssa Ferrando, FCAS, our former student, and Kevin Shin will make a presentation about CNA. Open to all students.

Presentation on stochastic reserving by Gary Wang, FCAS from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, Gary Wang, FCAS, from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, will make a presentation about stochastic reserving. Open to all students.

Presentation by Charlie Jenkins, Actuarial Club Secretary and Treasurer, on credibility

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. in room 101 in Stevenson Hall, Charlie Jenkins, Actuarial Club Secretary and Treasurer, will discuss credibility, a topic on the SOA and CAS preliminary exams. Open to all students.

Marketing Yourself Presentation by Levi Triplo, Actuarial Club Vice President for Industry Relations

On Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Hall 401, Actuarial Club Vice President for Industry Relations, Levi Triplo, will go over the  best ways to improve your marketability, including a discussion of what coding languages, extra-curriculars, and resumes items stand out the most. Open to all students.

Presentation on Workers Compensation by Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., in room 401 in Stevenson Hall, Mr. Erich Brandt, FCAS, and Ms. Kristen Marshall, from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources will make  a presentation about workers compensation pricing and reserving. Open to all students.

Internship Best Practices by Actuarial Club officers Sam Heil and Dan Roesler

On Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101, Actuarial Club Officers Sam Heil and Dan Roesler will discuss how to maximize your internship and learn as much as possible. They will also discuss the best ways to stand out as an intern and transitioning your internship into a full-time offer.

Presentation by Actuarial Club officers, Scott Damery and Justin Garber, on Insurance, Reinsurance and Consulting

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7 p.m., in Stevenson Hall room 401A, Scott Damery and Justin Garber gave an overview of the three main types of companies actuaries work for. Both Justin and Scott have worked in roles at traditional insurers, reinsurers, and consulting firms in their past internships. Open to all students.

Medical Practices Liability Coverage presentation by Christina Negley, ACAS

On Monday, February 17, 2020, at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401A, our alumna Christina Negley, ACAS, of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources made a presentation on Medical Practices Liability Coverage, Open to all students.

Meal Professionalism Presentation by Actuarial Club officers, Nathan Schuele and Paige Bailey

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 401, Nathan Schuele and Paige Bailey, officers of our Actuarial Club made a presentation on meal professionalism. Open to all students.


Presentation by Khoi Luu, ACAS, from Zurich Insurance

On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7 p.m., in Stevenson Hall room 219, Mr. Khoi Luu, ACAS, our alumnus and an actuary at Zurich, made a presentation about Zurich Insurance. Open to all students.


Spring 2020 First General Meeting of the Actuarial Club

The first general meeting of the Actuarial Club for the Spring 2020 semester was held Wednesday, January 22nd at 6pm in Stevenson Hall room 101. Open to all students.