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  • Case Competition
    • Case Competition Kickoff
    • Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
    • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
    • Location: MS 6627

    Happy New Year! We are happy to announce the Third UCLA Actuarial Case Competition written by Farmers Insurance. This is a great chance for you to learn more about the actuarial career and practice your professional skills. Moreover, the outstanding teams will have the opportunity to present in front of various firm professionals, which will be a big plus for recruiting. We continue to hear feedback from recruiters that the experience students get from working on more real-world type problems is a great asset for internship and entry-level candidates.

    The case competition is one of our biggest events of the year and we have received great support from the Math Department and local firms. We sincerely hope you can be part of it and benefit from this event.

    The Rules:

    Students will form teams of 5 to work on an actuarial case project. Additionally, at least two members of your team must be underclassmen (first or second years). You will choose your team members and sign up on January 8. We will help form teams, if necessary. Your team efforts will be delivered in a business report and a 10-minute presentation, with the first round on January 12.

    There will be a kick-off meeting to hand out the case and to brief you on the subject matter. After the first-round presentation, the officer judging panel will provide feedback to help your team improve. 8 teams will move onto the second round and present to faculty. The top 3 teams will then advance to the final round, where they will present to firm professionals. Each member of the winning team will win a $100 gift card and receive a sleek trophy.

    Remember, you must be a paid member in order to participate in this event. If you have not paid, we will be collecting membership fees during the kick-off meeting and via paypal.

    Important Dates:

    January 8 from 6:30 to 8pm at MS 6627, Thursday of Week 1 - Kick-off Meeting: rules, presentation workshop, case briefing, team and time slot sign-ups. We highly suggest every member of your team to be present. If you don't sign up your team at the Kick-Off Meeting, you will not be allowed to participate. Additionally, all further details about the case will be distributed only to those who have signed up.

    RSVP for the Kick-off Meeting here.

    January 12 starting at 6:30pm at MS 6627, Monday of Week 2: First round presentation the BAS Officer Board.

    January 15 starting at 6:30pm at MS 6627, Thursday of Week 2: Second round presentation to faculty (advancing teams)

    January 20 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Room TBD, Tuesday of Week 3: Final round presentation to professionals by the finalist teams, followed by a reception open to all participants.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to your participation.

    • Exam FM Workshop
    • Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • RSVP Here

    We hope you've been able to all focus on midterms the last couple weeks! On the topic of exams, we're excited to offer an Exam FM Workshop this Tuesday, 11/18 in MS 6627.

    The exam sitting is coming up in December, but we'll be making the workshop accessible for students getting ready to take the exam as well as those looking to get an overview of what's to expect. Come to learn from our very own Sean Ke and meet other students sitting for exam FM!

    We hope to see you all there!

    UPDATE: you can find the powerpoint that we went over at the workshop here (176KB) in .pptx format.

    • UnitedHealth Group Info Session
    • Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • RSVP Here

    As you know, recruiting season is in full swing. To help you all with getting to know the hiring companies, we regularly host Info Sessions. Coming up next is UnitedHealthcare!

    UnitedHealthcare is excited to be visiting UCLA for an info session on Wednesday, 10/29 from 6:30 - 8:00pm in MS 6627. Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about what actuaries at UnitedHealthcare do and the opportunities available for actuarial students and interns. There will be plenty of time for open Q&A as well.

    We hope to see you all there!

    • International Student Workshop
    • Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • RSVP Here

    Attention international students!

    This Tuesday, 10/28 we will be holding an International Student workshop in MS 6627 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. We will be talking about the visa process and getting summer/full-time work as an international student. We will also be discussing some of the key points to practice in order to succeed in the actuarial field, specific to international students!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Freshmen Workshop
    • Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • RSVP Here
    • Please bring this file on your laptop

    Attention Freshmen and other new students!

    This Thursday we are having a freshmen workshop in MS 6627 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. We'll be talking about the classese to take here, explaining what the actuarial exams are about, answering your questions, and helping you with any of your concerns.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Seventh Annual BAS Career Fair
    • Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
    • Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm
    • Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom
    • Business Formal
    • RSVP Here by Wednesday, 10/8 at 11:59PM

    We are proud to announce our 7th Annual Bruin Actuarial Society Career Fair which will be next Monday, October 13th. We start school right in the thick of recruiting season, so whether you are searching for an actuarial internship, an entry-level position, or wish to just practice networking and learn about the industry, you should attend the fair!

    The fair will be from 5:00pm - 7:30pm in Ackerman Grand Ballroom again this year. There is a strict business formal dress code.

    By RSVPing you will also continue to receive additional information on this event (firm info sheets, reminders, etc.)

    Remember, only paid members can attend the fair. If you still need to pay membership, please come by our Towers Watson Info Session/Resume Workshop on Thursday or pay through PayPal by following the instructions here

    Additionally, we will be collecting resumes for a Career Fair resume book to give to firms beforehand. This is optional, and if you wish to have your resume included, please send us an inquiry with subject line "Career Fair Resume Book Submission Request."

    Don't pass up this huge networking opportunity!

    • Towers Watson Info Session/Resume Workshop
    • Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
    • Location: MS 4000
    • Dress: Business Casual
    • RSVP by 11:59PM 10/8/2014
    • What: Towers Watson is a prestigious actuarial consulting firm which practices in both the Retirement/Pensions and Health/Group Benefits fields. At this event, actuaries from Towers will be talking about what being an actuary at Towers is all about. Afterwards, they will be available to help you on your resumes. If you wish to be reviewed, please bring clean resumes and dress at least business casual; we recommend you get an officer to look at it first, so email us or talk to us during the event! Don't pass up this opportunity to network with Towers' Actuaries before the career fair!

  • BAS Officers will be offering virtual resume reviews to get everyone back to speed and ready for the Career Fair! How's this work? You sign up via the form linked below, then an officer will email you and then you will send your resume to that officer and work together through email correspondence.

    If you're interested in getting your resume reviewed, please sign up on the form here

    We know it's not as good as getting to see all of your lovely faces, but once school starts, do come say hi at our Enormous Activities Fair and our General Meeting!

  • General Meeting
    • Mentorship Mixer
    • Date: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
    • Location: MS 3974 (SMC)
    • RSVP Here by Monday, 10/6 at 9PM

    Our first event of the year is upcoming — the Mentorship Mixer! It is an opportunity for you to be learn more about the officers and be assigned one of the officers as your mentor based on your preferences. Your mentor provides one-on-one services like resume critiques, mock interviews, exam prep, etc. As mentioned in the general meeting, the mentorship program will be more geared towards freshman, sophomores, and transfers; juniors and seniors are welcome to join as well, however we will be introducing a program geared specifically towards you later on and encourage you to wait for that.

  • General Meeting
    • General Meeting
    • Date: Friday, October 3rd, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
    • Location: MS 4000

    Our very first meeting is coming up this Friday, October 3rd at 6:30pm, MS 4000! You'll learn more about the actuarial career and what our club has to offer to make you all perfect students and candidates! We have alumni attending to speak about their experience and you'll also be able to pay the $35 membership fee (which is also payable by following the membership instructions here). This fee covers the cost of our events and grants you admission to our biggest events - the Career Fair, Actuarial Case Competition, and Spring Banquet. See you guys there!

  • Welcome back to school everyone! Now that it is week 0 and that fall quarter is officially about to begin, we can't wait to meet all of you! We will have a booth at the Enormous Activities Fair on Tuesday 9/29 from 11am – 3pm where you can meet some of the officers and learn more about our club. We'll be there to talk about our upcoming events, how to join, and also to answer any of your questions. Welcome home, bruins, and see you all soon!

  • Hello incoming freshmen at Orientation! We hope that you're enjoying your first few adventures with your O-groups and getting acquainted with the campus and the town. Congratulations and welcome to the Bruin family!

    Membership applications for the Bruin Actuarial Society are now open, so please sign up for our mailing list here.

    We are committed to helping students interested in the actuarial path figure out how to navigate through their college careers and into the professional world.