Students and Actuarial Candidates Invited to Apply for a 2019 OLA Travel Award to Attend an Upcoming Conference!

The Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) will be sending students and actuarial candidates to four events this year. Students are invited to apply through OLA’s website. Dates below are inclusive of travel days.

OLA will cover the following costs: Air Travel, Lodging, and registration fees. Some meals will be provided.

At each event, an OLA board member will attend the conference with you, providing a direct link to their actuarial and industry network. These events will allow you to learn more about the insurance industry and give you an opportunity to speak to a number of different actuaries about their work. ALPFA and GIS also have career fairs as part of their conference.

This is one application for all 4 events – the deadlines for each one are listed below.

SOA Health Meeting

June 23-25, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Winners will be notified by June 7, 2019

The Health Meeting is an annual meeting for actuaries practicing in health insurance, and has attendance of about 1,000 actuaries. You will have the opportunity to network with OLA students, members and leaders. You will attend the Candidate Connect Day that the SOA plans for students; and have an opportunity to network with actuaries at this conference.

ALPFA – Association of Latino Professionals for America

August 2-6, 2019
Nashville, TN
Deadline: June 15, 2019
Winners will be notified by July 2, 2019

The ALPFA conference has over 50 companies in attendance, including about 10 from the insurance industry.

At the ALPFA convention you will attend workshops hosted by different companies. There will also be opportunities to network with individuals at those companies as well as Latinos working in other industries. Companies are interviewing for internship and full time positions for 2020.

CAS Casualty Loss Reserving Seminar (CLRS)

September 16-18, 2019
Austin, TX
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Winners will be notified by August 28, 2019

CLRS is a conference for actuaries whose main work is setting reserves for insurance liabilities. The attendance is around 500 actuaries. You will have the opportunity to network with OLA students, members and leaders. You will attend the Student Day that the CAS plans for students; and have an opportunity to network with actuaries at this conference.

GIS – Gamma Iota Sigma

September 25-28, 2019
Dallas, TX
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Winners will be notified by August 28, 2019

GIS is a Risk Management fraternity that is tied very closely to the insurance industry. You will attend workshops on a number of topics aimed at college students. You will network with actuaries attending the conference, and be able to participate in the career fair – where companies are recruiting for internships and full time positions for 2020. In 2018, there were over 20 companies that hire entry level actuaries.

Application Available on OLA’s Website


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Actuarial Review, May-June 2019

This May-June issue includes articles on: CAS President’s Message, Relations With the Society of Actuaries; What to Do When Your Results are Challenged; A View from Silicon Valley: How To Make Good on the Insurtech Promise


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CAS Student Program at Seminar on Reinsurance in Bermuda

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The Casualty Actuarial Society is pleased to offer a FREE student program at this year’s Seminar on Reinsurance in Bermuda on June 3, 2019. University students and high school seniors are invited to participate in this one-day program! The program is geared towards students interested in learning about the reinsurance field including, but not limited to, prospective actuaries.

CAS Student Program Attendees Will:

  • Learn More About the CAS and the Reinsurance Industry
  • Connect and Network with CAS Members
  • Attend Professional Concurrent Sessions
  • Participate in Student Specific Sessions including a Career Panel

There is no cost for students to register to attend the CAS Seminar on Reinsurance Student Program; attendees are only responsible for transportation to/from the one-day event.

If you would like to register to attend the CAS Student Program, please contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner, at Tgertner@casact.org, to reserve your space. There are a limited number of spaces available, therefore any students that contact us after we have reached capacity will be placed on a waiting list.

Location:
Fairmont Southampton
101 South Shore Road
Southampton SN 02, Bermuda

Time CAS Student Program – June 3, 2019
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to the CAS and P&C Industry
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break – Meet Mentors
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Introduction to Reinsurance
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Attend Concurrent Sessions 2
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon with Mentors
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Attend Concurrent sessions 3
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Career Panel
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Group Photo and Evaluation

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CAS is Hosting a Student Program in New Orleans

The Casualty Actuarial Society is pleased to offer a FREE student program at this year’s CAS Spring Meeting in New Orleans, LA on May 21, 2019. University students interested in pursuing an actuarial career are invited to participate in this one-day program!

CAS Student Program Attendees Will:

  • Learn More About the CAS and the Property and Casualty Industry
  • Connect with CAS Members and Participate in a Speed Network Session
  • Attend Professional Concurrent Sessions and Student-Specific Sessions
  • Take Professional Headshots

There is no cost for students to register to attend the CAS Spring Meeting Student Program, attendees are only responsible for transportation to/from the one-day event.

If you would like to register to attend the CAS Spring Meeting Student Program, please contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner, at Tgertner@casact.org, to reserve your space. There are a limited number of spaces available, therefore any students that contact us after we have reached capacity will be placed on a waiting list.

Time CAS Student Program Schedule – May 21, 2019
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Professional Headshots (Optional)
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to the CAS and P&C Industry
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Meet and Network with Mentors
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Attend Concurrent Session with Mentors
11:15 a.m.  –  12:15 p.m. Career Panel
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with Mentors
1:30 p.m.  –  2:30 p.m. Speed Networking
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Interactive Insurance Session
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing: Group Photo, Evaluations, Wrap-Up

 

Location:

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113


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Getting Involved Outside of Your University By Attending Insurance Conferences

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Do you ever want to travel to cool places around the country? Do you want to meet and network with actuarial students from other universities? Do you want the opportunity to learn about insurance from seasoned industry professionals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should keep reading to learn about some of the experiences we’ve had at insurance conferences throughout the United States.


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