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  • 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.

  • We now have a whole bunch of Dinners events scheduled - meaning many more opportunities to connect with firms and learn from real actuaries in the field! On top of that, we are opening the sign ups to people who have already attended a Dinners event!**

    Below are the following dates, times, and links to RSVP. Note that some of them are lunches.

    • Answer Financial – Monday 5/19/14 LUNCH 11:30am
    • RSVP here

    • Beecher Carlson – Wednesday 5/21/14 DINNER 6:00pm
    • RSVP here

    • Farmers – Friday 5/23/14 LUNCH 11:30am
    • RSVP here

    • Pacific Life ‐ Tuesday 5/27/14 DINNER 6:30pm
    • RSVP here

    • Farmers ‐ Wednesday 5/28/14 DINNER 6:30pm
    • RSVP here

    • AIG – Thursday 5/29/14 DINNER 6:30pm
    • RSVP here

    • Swiss Re – Friday 5/30/14 LUNCH 11:30am
    • RSVP here

    • Oliver Wyman – Monday 6/2/14 DINNER 6:00pm
    • RSVP here

    • Farmers – Tuesday 6/3/14 DINNER 6:00pm
    • RSVP here

    Stay tuned for more, as we are still in the process of scheduling. Try to sign up for as many as you can, and sign up fast! We will still choose by first come first serve.

    The deadline to sign up is at 12pm two days before the event, and we will give you more information and details that night. For example the first one is on 5/19/14 so the deadline to sign up is 5/17/14 at 12pm.

    **We will give precedence to those who have not yet attended a Dinner, and we are keeping track of how many times members have signed up.

  • Our next Dinners with an Actuary is this Tuesday, May 13, 2014. It will be with Buck Consultants at 6:30pm.

    We will only be selecting four paid members (one person per grade) to dine with the actuary from Towers Watson, so please sign up here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Sunday, 5/11, at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide more details that Sunday night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that you are only allowed to attend one Dinners with an Actuary per school year. We're a bit over the half way point of the quarter, so if you haven't yet signed up for a Dinner, sign up to avoid missing out on these great opportunities!

  • Our next Dinners with an Actuary is this Thursday, May 8, 2014. It will be with Towers Watson at 5:00pm.

    We will only be selecting four paid members (one person per grade) to dine with the actuary from Towers Watson, so please sign up here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, 5/6, at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide more details that Tuesday night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that you are only allowed to attend one Dinners with an Actuary per school year. There will be many chances later this quarter, so don't worry if you weren't chosen.

  • Our next Dinners with an Actuary is this Tuesday, May 6, 2014. It will be with Deloitte at 5:00pm.

    We will only be selecting four paid members (one person per grade) to dine with the actuary from Deloitte, so please sign up here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Sunday, 5/4, at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide more details that Sunday night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that you are only allowed to attend one Dinners with an Actuary per school year. There will be many chances later this quarter, so don't worry if you weren't chosen.

  • Our next Dinners with an Actuary is this Thursday, May 1, 2014. It will be with Wellpoint at 6:30pm.

    We will only be selecting four paid members (one person per grade) to dine with the actuary from Wellpoint, so please sign up here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, 4/29, at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide more details that Tuesday night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that you are only allowed to attend one Dinners with an Actuary per school year. There will be many chances later this quarter, so don't worry if you weren't chosen.

  • Do you want to get an in-depth look at the actuarial profession? Aon Hewitt is holding a shadow day in their office on Wednesday, May 7th. Students selected by Aon representatives will have the opportunity to shadow actuaries at Aon for part of a work day. If you are interested, please register here and send your resume to our club email by Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:59pm.

  • Our next Dinners with an Actuary is this Wednesday, April 23, 2014. It will be with AIG at 7:00pm.

    We will only be selecting four paid members (one person per grade) to dine with the actuary from AIG, so please sign up here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Monday, 4/21, at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide more details that Monday night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that you are only allowed to attend one Dinners with an Actuary per school year. There will be many chances later this quarter, so don't worry if you weren't chosen.

    • Business Writing Workshop
    • Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • Taught by Towers Watson
    • RSVP Here
    • Communications Workshop
    • Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • Taught by Toastmasters
    • RSVP Here

    We are exited to host two brand new workshops this Wednesday and Thursday. By popular demand from both firm representatives and from members, we'll have a workshop dedicated to improving your business writing skills and another workshop dedicated to improving your speaking skills.

    Being an actuary is not all about exams and grades. It's a highly professional career that requires commuication prowess and fundamental interpersonal skills. Too many times very smart people have been turned down because they lacked the sophistication or the ability to explain their ideas in a clear and understandable way. Don't let that be you!

    Please RSVP to both the individual events (links above) if you plan to attend, and thank Towers Watson and Toastmasters for teaching these workshops!

    • Date: Monday May 5, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: Faculty Center California Room
    • Dress Code: Business Casual

    Just a friendly reminder that you must RSVP and pay the $10 fee by Monday, April 14 to attend our Spring Banquet. You now have two options to pay:

    1. Come in person to our office (MS 2354) from 12 to 5pm on Monday, April 14
    2. Pay online through paypal by clicking here and following the instructions

    Please also remember to RSVP and order your food here

    The Banquet will allow you to closely interact and network with multiple actuaries outside an interview setting, while also feasting on gourmet food! It'll be a great way to get ahead in recruiting for our Career Fair in October. Oftentimes, to get a job in the business world, it's more of who you know rather than what you know. Exams and stellar grades won't help you forever! Being a familiar face will definitely improve your chances of getting your foot in the door. Step out of your comfort zone and be proactive in landing your actuarial position! Don't wait for it to come to you!

  • Our next Dinners with an Actuary is this Monday, April 14, 2014. It will be with Mercer at 6:30pm.

    We will only be selecting four paid members (one person per grade) to dine with the actuary from AIG, so please sign up here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Sunday, 4/13, at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide more details that Sunday night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that you are only allowed to attend one Dinners with an Actuary per school year. There will be many chances later this quarter, so don't worry if you weren't chosen.

    • Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • Dress Code: To network with Cheiron representatives, Business Casual. Otherwise, casual is permitted.

    Cheiron will be hosting an info session this Thursday, April 10, at 6:30pm in MS 6627. This is a great opportunity to learn about an actuarial consulting firm's perspective on the actuarial profession and to network with professionals interested in recruiting UCLA students. As always, please dress business casual if you wish to network with the firm representatives.

    Also, please don't forget about the upcoming BAS Spring Banquet! If you still need to make your payment for the event, we will be collecting fees before and after the info session as well!

    To RSVP for the info session, please fill out the short form here.

  • The wait is over — Dinners with an Actuary is almost here! Kaiser will be kicking off this new series of events on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30pm.

    We will only be selecting four PAID members (one per grade) to dine with the actuary from Kaiser, so please sign up through the here ASAP! The deadline to sign up is Sunday, April 6 at noon. We will let you know if you were chosen and provide further details that night. To help partially offset the cost of the food, we have a $5 flat rate.

    Keep in mind that each member is limited to attending only one Dinners with an Actuary event per school year to help ensure that those who wish to participate in the event get a chance. There will be many more chances later throughout this quarter, so keep an eye out for more in case you are chosen now!

  • We hope Spring Quarter is treating you well. We will be holding office hours where you can:

    • Pay the $10 Spring Banquet fee (due April 14 to attend banquet).
    • Get your resume critiqued
    • Get tips and advice on class schedules
    • Pay for BAS Membership
    • (New members) Pick up your free T-Shirt, if you haven't already received one
    • Ask us anything!

    We're here for you, and we hope to be of help!

    The office hours will be in MS 2354 during the following dates and times:

    • Thursday, April 3: 10:00am – 12:30pm and 2:00 – 4:00pm
    • Friday, April 4: 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 3:00 – 5:00pm
    • Monday, April 7: 12:00 – 5:00pm
    • Wednesday, April 9: 12:00 – 5:00pm
    • Thursday, April 10: 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • Friday, April 11: 12:00 – 2:00pm and 3:00 – 5:00pm
    • Monday, April 14: 12:00 – 5:00pm

    We hope to see you all there!

    • Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 3974 (SMC)
    • Why: Take a break from studying, get to know some of your fellow actuarial students and officers, and take advantage of our make-your-own-sundae station!

    We will be hosting our social event for the quarter this Wednesday! It will be our first ever BINGO night / ice cream social! Prizes will be given out to our BINGO game winners.

    Please RSVP Here

    Have a great 9th week, everybody!

    • Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627
    • Dress Code: To network with Mr. Laitner, Business Casual. Otherwise, casual is permitted.

    Want to learn more about the Casual Actuarial Society (CAS) and how it differs from the Society of Actuaries (SOA)? Come on down to our CAS Info Session this Wednesday! Matt Laitner, a Fellow of CAS at Farmers Insurance, will be hosting this event and will also be promoting Farmers' summer internship opportunities.

    Due to the high demand of attending our very first Dinner with an Actuary, we will be holding another raffle for one more member to attend for free! Again, if you attend the info session this Wednesday and stay until the end, you will receive one raffle ticket. Members who ask questions during the session will be awarded an extra ticket per question. The winner will be announced at the end of the session (you must be present to win).

    Please be sure to RSVP for the info session here

    • Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627

    Liberty Mutual will be hosting an info session this Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30pm in MS 6627. If you're still looking for an actuarial internship/full time position, difinitely come! For international students: they do sponsor H1B visas!

    Also, inspired by UCLA's Dinners with 12 Strangers, we are starting a new event called Dinners with an Actuary. Members will be able to dine, network, and bond with an actuary in small groups. We hope to make this a recurring evnet starting next quarter, but we would like to first test it out this quarter. We will decide who gets to attend the first ever Dinner with an Actuary (and BAS officers) with a raffle!

    If you attend the info session this Wednesday and stay until the end, you will receive one raffle ticket. Members who ask questions during the session will be awarded an extra ticket per question. The winner will be announced at the end of the session, and as an added bonus for attending the very first Dinner with an Actuary, his/her dinner will be free!

    Please be sure to RSVP for the info session here

    • Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627

    Still wondering what an actuary is and does on a daily basis? Well, we will be bringing in several UCLA alumni to share their experiences as actuaries and hopefully quell your anxiety about becoming one. We will be hosting an Alumni Talk, which will comprise of a panel discussion in which you will have an hour to ask questions about the actuarial profession followed by half an hour of networking. Definitely come with lots of questions! If you wish to network with the alumni firm reps, please dress business casual.

  • Zhenglun Lou, Ruichao Min, Xindi Zhao, Yanqi Wang, Zheng Chen, and Xin Wei, with their team mentor from Kaiser Andrew Chung (far left) and the creator of the case Lorenz Glaza, also from Kaiser (far right).

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    • Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
    • Location: MS 6627

    Are you still looking for an actuarial internship or full time position? Well, we are here to help! Fireman Fund's Insurance Company (FFIC) will be hosting an info session this Wednesday, January 15 in MS 6627 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. You will learn about the company and their actuarial openings. Come with questions, resumes, and a smile for networking! Business casual dress is recommended if you wish to network with the representative from FFIC.

    Please RSVP here so that we know how much food is necessary to fill your tummies.

    • Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2014
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
    • Location: MS 6627

    We are happy to announce the Second UCLA Actuarial Case Competition. We are very thankful to Kaiser Permanente for writing the case this year. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the actuarial career and practice professional skills through first hand experience. Outstanding teams will be matched with an actuary from Kaiser as a mentor and have the opportunity to present in front of various professionals. This is a big plus in the recruiting scope; some members of top teams last year have had special opportunities to interview at several firms.

    Rules:
    Students will form teams of 5 on an actuarial case project. Two members of each team must be underclassmen (first/second years). Participants will select their own teammates but must be ready to register together on January 9 (see below). We will help form teams, if necessary. Teams will work to deliver a 10 minute presentation and a business report regarding the case on January 13 in MS 6627. Teams that advance to the second round will present again on January 16.

    January 9 from 6:30 to 8 pm (Thursday of Week 1) will be the Kick-off Meeting in MS 6627. During the Kick-off Meeting, teams will be formed, the case will be handed out, and teams will be briefed on the rules and subject matter. Professor Jong Kim will also be hosting a presentation workshop during the meeting. Finally, teams will sign up for first round time slots. We highly suggest every member of your team be present. Please note that teams that fail to sign up at the Kick-off Meeting will not be allowed to participate.

    Please RSVP here.