- 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.
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.
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.