Who says networking can't be fun and games?
Come out to our Winter Quarter Joint Social Event, co-hosted by BAS, UMSA, and Stats Club! We'll be having Casino Night in Ackerman Union Bruin Reception Room from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 11th.Table games include roulette, poker and blackjack, and there will be high-value prizes for winners!
Please RSVP if you will attend!
Who says networking can't be fun and games?
BAS is proud to co-host this quarter's Technical Series Workshops with UMSA and Stats Club. BAS will be holding a pair of Excel Workshops, tentatively scheduled for Week 8, in which we will demonstrate key functions such as IF statements and VLOOKUP, PivotTables, and some basic VBA programming for creating macros.
We will also be having our first-ever Microsoft Access/SQL Workshop, also to be given in two sessions, Tuesday, March 1st and Thursday, March 3rd, Week 9 in the PIC Lab (MS 2000). We'll be going over the fundamentals of modern relational databases and SQL syntax.
Stay tuned for updates!
Stats Club will be hosting various seminars in preparation for DataFest in the Spring:
Week 3 (Jan 20) Introductory R Workshop
Week 3 (Jan 21) Ideas of Data Visualization
Week 4: Data Wrangling / Early Stages of Competition
Week 5: SLM / Transformations
Week 6: Intro to Visualization
Week 7: ggplot2
Week 8: More Involved/Advanced Techniques
Week 9: Amazon Cloud Computing
Week 4 to 9 events tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings.
UMSA will also be hosting professional development events:
Week 5 (Feb 5) Professor Talk for Urban Informatics Week 7 (Feb 16) ERSI Info Session
BAS is recruiting Officer Interns! This is your chance to get involved with the internal operations of the largest and fastest-growing student-run actuarial organization in California. Selected applicants will join the BAS Officers in club meetings and in running club events and activities. The BAS Officers for the 2016-17 school year will ultimately be selected from this pool of interns. Interested members should complete an application and send a resume in PDF format to email@example.com by February 7th.
At BAS, we take great pride in the work that our alumni do, and so we are excited to welcome them back to campus for Alumni Talk. At this event, you'll be able to hear firsthand from our most exceptional graduates all about their paths through college and beyond to successful careers as professional actuaries.
The event will be at from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM on Tuesday, January 26th at the UCLA Alumni Center.
After three rounds of competition, BAS is proud to announce that Team 2 of UCLA has won the Fourth Annual Actuarial Case Competition. Congratulations to team members Annie Thornton, Serena Wang, Greta Xiong and James Xu for an outstanding analysis and presentation.
BAS thanks all of the firm representatives who attended as volunteer judges and the Kaiser Permanente representatives in particular for writing this year's competition. We were also proud to welcome teams from UC Berkeley's Cal Actuarial League and UC Santa Barbara's Actuarial Association to the final round.
If you would like to view the presentations and executive summaries of the finalists, please find them here.
Hello everybody! Check out our new forum website! We hope that you will find it useful: BAS Boards. Feel free to post any questions you may have!! TEAM SIGN-UP SHEET LINK: HERE TEAM TIME SLOTS SIGNUP: HERE We are happy to announce the Fourth Annual UCLA Actuarial Case Competition written by Kaiser Permanente. 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 4 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 7th. We will help form teams, if necessary. Your team efforts will be delivered in a business report and a presentation, with the first round on January 11. 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 alumni judging panel will provide feedback to help your team improve. The top teams will move onto the second round and present to faculty. The top teams will then advance to the final round, where they will present to firm professionals. A special treat this year: we will have students from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara coming to compete as well! Remember, you must be a paid member in order to participate in this event. If you have not paid, we are still collecting membership fees via paypal: pay here . Important Dates: January 7 from 6:00 to 10:00pm at MS 4000, 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 11 starting at 6:00pm at MS 6627, Monday of Week 2: First round presentation to BAS alumni and president January 13 starting at TBA at MS 6627, wednesday of Week 2: Second round presentation to faculty (advancing teams) January 14 starting at 6:15pm to 8:30pm, Pavilion Club, Pauley Pavilion, Thursday of Week 2: Final round presentation to professionals by the finalist teams, followed by a reception open to all participants. Will also feature teams from Berekely and SB.
In other news, we have events like an Alumni Talk, joint Casino Night social with UMSA/Stats club planned, SQL/Access workshops planned, and more TBA. Keep a watch out! Download our google calendar (to the right) to get updates about all our events, otherwise look out for our emails :). Happy holidays!
Thanks for a great Fall 2015 quarter everyone! We look forward to seeing you all again in the Winter. Keep an eye out for emails and updates coming soon :)
Hey everyone! On Monday, Nov 30th we will have our final event of the quarter - CIGNA Information Session . If you are interested in hearing about this fantastic company, please RSVP When: Monday, Nov 30th at 6:15PM Where: MS 6627
Please also check out the following events: Dinner With Liberty Mutual Actuarial Students When: Tuesday, Nov 24th at 6:00PM RSVP Professor Talk with Professor David Taylor When: Monday, November 23 at 5 PM Where: MS 6227 Why: Come learn about Professor Taylor's experience with Mathematics & Finance as he will be discussing surprising application of pure mathematics in finance, mysterious shortcomings of our models, and practical tools of the trade. How: Simply RSVP
Happy 6th Week! As promised in our last email, BAS, along with UMSA and Statistics Club will be hosting the Teamwork Workshop Tuesday (Nov. 10th), 6:30PM, at SMC (MS 3974). If you want to learn how to become an effective group member, to improve your communication and problem-solving skills, this is definitely a great chance for you to practice! Also, we promise that this workshop is going to be very fun!
The link to RSVP is here: RSVP
Right now we are in the thick of recruiting season, and we know many of you are getting interviews! In order to help you practice, we will be hosting mock interviews starting this Friday and lasting until next Friday in MS2354.
If you sign up, we expect you to show up. Please treat this like an actual interview. You are not required to dress up in business casual, but please bring your resume.
If you do need to cancel, you can do so on the website. We will open up more time slots if we need to.
Good luck to those who have interviews this week!
The link to RSVP is here: RSVP
We are going to have a Resume Workshop on October 20th, co-hosted with UMSA and Stats Club. We will start at 6:15PM in Boelter 2444. After the workshop, we will have time to critique resumes so please bring a paper copy (one will do).
The link to RSVP is here: RSVP
Hope to meet you all! Have a great day!
As we promised at the General Meeting, our mentorship mixer is going to take place on Oct. 13th, from 6pm-8pm, at MS 6221.
EVERYONE PLEASE BRING A FEW COPIES OF YOUR RESUME!
This year, each officer will be taking four students as their mentees, and if you are not assigned to an officer, you will have an experienced senior to be your mentor! Moreover, partnering in the Mentorship Mixer will be required to eventually participate in the CORPORATE MENTORSHIP program (details TBA).
If you are interested in becoming a MENTEE, this is a great chance for you to connect with the officers, and also learn more about the actuarial field! Please sign up here: Mentee sign up This mentorship program is mainly for 1st year, 2nd year and 1st year transfer students, but everyone is welcome to join the event!
If you are interested in becoming a MENTOR (Seniors only), this is certainly a great highlight that you can put on your resume! Please sign up here: Mentor sign up
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During the Mixer: Each officer will give a brief introduction of who they are and what they can offer as a mentor. And each member, who wants to become a mentee, will get 30sec -1min to talk to each officer, and then will get the chance to choose your top three!
After the Mixer: We will match you up with a mentor, either an officer or an experienced senior! Have fun!
Again, please remember that once you sign up, we definitely expect you to show up unless you have an emergency.
Looking forward to meeting you all! Have a great day!
BAS's Eighth Annual Career Fair is on October 5th. Please remember that you have to attend one of two mandatory prep sessions in order to attend the career fair. The first session will be Towers Watson's Info Session on Thursday, October 1st at Boelter 2444 , starting at 6:15PM . The next session will be DW Simpson's Info Sesion on Monday, October 5th at Physics and Astronomy 1434A, starting at 4:00 PM . Pay For Career Fair Via PayPal LATE Career Fair RSVP Towers Watson Information Session RSVP Liberty Mutual Information Session RSVP DW Simpson Information Session RSVP Please note that for those who want to RSVP still for the Career Fair, there is a $10 extra fee -- so the total cost will be $45. No cash payments are accepted, only through PayPal. Those that have paid, but forgot to RSVP: RSVP via the link above . You do not have to pay the late fee, however your nametags might need to be handwritten.
Hello wonderful members! Some announcements on this year's career fair: The date will be October 5th, starting from 5:00PM until 7:30PM at Ackerman Grand Ballroom. The sign-up sheet for the career fair is here: goo.gl/ZrHV7d. Please pay before you sign-up. In order to attend, you will have to attend a MANDATORY Career Fair Prep Session, hosted by one of two companies. Towers Watson, an actuarial consulting company, will be hosting a joint prep/information session on October 1st. DW Simpson, an actuarial recruiting company, will also host a joint prep/information session immediately before the career fair. The dress code is strictly business formal .
Starting this year, non-UCLA students are NOT allowed to attend the Career Fair . You WILL be required to have a UCLA ID in order to attend. If you are an alumni, you will be allowed to attend - please email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading Alumni Career Fair from your UCLA email for more information.
For those who did not attend our general meeting, here is a copy of our powerpoint presentation: General Meeting Presentation.
Hello wonderful members! Please make sure to sign up on our emailing list: http://goo.gl/forms/fEu2f8qlxC.
We are currently offering virtual resume critiques; please email email@example.com with subject line Fall 2015 Virtual Resume Critique and an officer will get back to you shortly. This year we will also be publishing a resume book to our Career Fair firms. If you wish to have your resume in this resume book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Resume Book Submission by the end of the day, September 25th . Have a great last week of summer everyone and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Hello wonderful members! The school year has not yet started, but those of you who want to sign up for our membership can do so here: BAS 2015-16 Membership.
For those who want to sign up on our emailing list, do so here: http://goo.gl/forms/fEu2f8qlxC.
Most commonly asked questions can be found on our BAS Handbook. It also provides a guide to everything you would want to know about the actuarial career and the actuarial program here at UCLA. Take a look! BAS 2015-16 Handbook For any other questions, feel free to direct them to email@example.com
Stay tuned towards August/Early September for more on the 15-16 school year!