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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: 2017

Machine Learning presentation by Mr. Drew Lawyer of Earnix

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, in Stevenson Hall room 401 at 6:30 p.m., Mr. Drew Lawyer of Earnix, ISU alumnus, will make a prssentaton about machine learnings to our actuarial students. All students welcome.

2017 High School Actuarial Career Fairs

The 2017 High School Actuarial Career Fairs will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Normal, Illinois, and on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Chicago, 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 will be held:

Registration for these High School Actuarial Career Fairs (for high school students and for high school edcuators who would like to attend them) is available at:

2017 Meet the Firms

2017 Meet the Firms event will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. -- 8:00 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: 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: There is no fee for employers to participate in this event. More information about the event is at:

Allstate Insurance visit

On Monday, September 11, 2017, in Stevenson Hall room 101 at 6:30 p.m., representatives of Allstate Insurance will make a prssentaton about the company to our actuarial students. All students welcome.

Reinsurance Group of America visit

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Stevenson Hall room 401 at 6:00 p.m., representatives of RGA will make a prssentaton about the company to our actuarial students. All students welcome.

CNA Insurance visit

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in Stevenson Hall room 401 at 5:00 p.m., representatives of CNA Insurance will make a prssentaton about the company to our actuarial students. All students welcome.

First Fall 2017 Actuarial Club General Meeting

On Monday, August 28, 2017, in Stevenson Hall room 101 at 8:00 p.m. the Acuarial Club will hold its first general meeting. Dreass code: casual. All students welcome. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Finals Study Night

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5-8PM in STV 401 and 401A, the Actuarial Club hosted a study night for everyone. STV 401 was used for study groups and 401A was used for quiet individual study. Actuarial Club provided everyone with ice cream as well as other treats and beverages. Dreass code: casual. All students welcome.

Actuarial Banquet

We held our annual Actuarial Banquet on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Normal, Illinois. Our speaker was Mr. T.J. Turner, FSA, actuary at CUNA Mutual and our alumnus.

Actuarial Research Event

Our annual Actuarial Research Event was held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room 101. Professors Ken Clements and Nerida Ellerton of the Deparment of Mathematics at Illinois State University gave a lecture entitled: “Nathaniel Bowditch: A great early U.S. mathematician and navigator, who earned his living through insurance.” This event was open to the public and everyone is welcome. The presentation file can be downloaded here.

Presentation about stochastic reserving by Mr. Gary Wang of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 6 p.m., in STV 401, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted  a presentation by Mr. Gary Wang of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, on stochastic reserving .

Trivia Night with State Farm

On Monday, April 10, 2017, at 6PM in STV 401, representatives from State Farm brought in Twin City Trivia for the Club. Students had fun along with becoming better connected with State Farm. Dress was casual and pizza and soft drinks were provided by State Farm. All students welcome!


How to Pass and Bowling

On Monday, April 3, 2017, at 6:15PM in Schroeder Hall 138, the club hosted the Spring How to Pass Presentation. Study methods, advices and tips were shared with club in hopes of helping our students study for and pass Actuarial exams. Afterwards, the students headed over to the Bowling and Billiards Center for bowling and pizza.


Visit by Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, we hosted a visit by a delegation from Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, representing several insurance companies loatced in Northeast Indiana, currently hiring in many areas, including actaurial science. An open forum for students, with pizza and soft drinks, was held at 1:30 p.m. in STV 401.

Captives Presentation

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 6 PM in STV 401, Mr. Aaron Hillebrandt, an alumnus of our program, gave our Club a presentation on Captives.


Actuarial Club Elections

On Monday, March 20, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Room TBD, the Actuarial Club held its officers elections.

Actuarial Club Constitution is here:

Registration to run for office in the Actuarial Club is here:


Second General Meeting & Life After College

On Monday, March 6, 2017, at 6:30 PM, in STV 401, there was a brief general meeting where Ms. Judy Cheng updated the Club on the upcoming Actuarial Club elections as well as other upcoming events. Then, Mr. Charles Johnson of State Farm, and an alumnus of our program, shared his experiences on transition from college to working.

Presentation about Workers' Compensation by Mr. Erich Brandt, FCAS, Mr. Greg Fears, ACAS, and Ms. Nicole McArdle, of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Hall room  401, Mr. Erich Brandt, Mr. Greg Fears and Ms. Nicole McArdle, actuaries at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, and alumni of our program, made a presentation about Workers' Compensation system.

Rate Indications and Rate Developments by COUNTRY Financial

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 6:30 PM in STV 401, representatives from COUNTRY Financial gave a presentation on rate indications and rate developments. This was a very informative and helpful event for all actuarial students. Dress was business casual. All students welcome.

Night in a Car

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at 6 PM, Mr. Joshua Collier,Actuarial Club Vice President of Volunteer Activities, along with a group of our actuarial students partiipated in the Night in a Car event hosted by Home Sweet Home Ministries. All money raised went towards helping the homeless.

First Spring 2017 General Meeting

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in STV 101, we held our First Spring General Meeting of the semester. During this meeting, we discussed our turnout as a club last semester as well as what we have in store for everyone this semester. Presentation by Judy Cheng, Actuarial Club President, is here.  Actuarial Club Constitution is here.

Presentation about reserving by State Farm Actuaries: Sabrina Weislak and Megan Coleman

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 6 p.m., in STV 131, the Actuarial Program and the Actuarial Club hosted a presentation by State Farm actuaries, Ms. Sabrina Weislak and Ms. Ashley Michelussi discussed actuarial practice in reserving.