Tentative Calendar

Note: Dates and times are tentative and subject to change. Please refer to our Schedule of Events at the bottom of the page for more details. All times listed are in Pacific Time.

Spring Quarter Schedule of Events

Note: Dates and times are tentative and subject to change.

Coaching Actuaries logo

In this workshop, we will provide a preview of Coaching Actuaries' Learn and Adapt, an exam prep resource that is popular for preliminary exams. We start off by going over how to navigate the Learn section, download resources for offline learning, and start discussions with Coaches for addressing questions. We will demonstrate how to navigate the tool and make the most out of the tailored practice exams, quiz builder, and section reports. We will also discuss the Earned Level system and how you can use it to determine your exam readiness.

This is a rare opportunity to see what an exam prep resource is like before buying it, and we highly recommend this workshop for those who are unsure about which exam prep materials to buy.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91033624471
Date: Tue., Mar. 30
Time: 6:30 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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Kaiser logo
Based on the high demand for a workshop to connect theoretical concepts from classes and exams to the day-to-day work of an actuary, we are excited to host a Health Insurance Workshop presented by our alumnus Lorenz Glaza from Kaiser Permanente. The workshop aims to demonstrate basic actuarial principles in pricing health insurance and how material learned in class and for exams apply to real-life work.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92979083066
Date: Thu., Apr. 1
Time: 6:30 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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Metromile logo

Metromile is hosting an info session for students seeking a 2021 summer internship. Metromile is an insurtech powered by data science and customer-centric design. It utilizes telematics data to 1) assess risk (Usage Based Insurance or UBI) and 2) rate/charge premium on a per mile basis (the fewer miles you drive, the less premium you have to pay). In addition to that, the Metromile app has many features to enhance the customer service experience, such as treet sweeping alerts, monthly mileage summaries, fuel trackers and more. Finally, we actually just went public in Feb 2021! So it's an exciting young company that has survived the rigors of the initial startup phase.

Metromile encourages sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply and will sponsor international students.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92173240529
Date: Tue., Apr. 6
Time: 5:00 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Social Poster

We hope your spring quarter is going well and we’re excited to announce our first social event of the year! Our social will take place on Monday, 4/12 from 5-6 PM PST. We will start with some quick ice-breakers and then host a game of jeopardy with $50 in Amazon gift cards as a prize to the winning team.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97620583047?pwd=RlNheFp0SmtIRXRtakVka3IzVmxuZz09
Date: Mon., Apr. 12
Time: 5:00 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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Liberty Mutual logo

Pricing insurance is uniquely challenging because the cost of the promise is not known at time of sale. Pricing actuaries work to estimate the expected value of all future costs associated with individual risk transfers. This estimation process involves the use of historical data, but such data are not appropriate for projecting costs of new policies as-is. In this presentation, our alumnus Kevin Zhu from Liberty Mutual aims to explain the reasoning behind and implementation of some of the most important adjustments we apply to historic premium and losses to arrive at an indicated rate change in the prospective periods, focusing on:

  • Premium on-leveling
  • Loss development
  • Loss and premium trend
  • Brief discussion of COVID (time-permitting)

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/99051942826
Date: Tue., Apr. 13
Time: 6:00 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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We are pleased to announce that our 2021 Spring Banquet will be held over Zoom on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 5 PM PDT, and you're invited! The registration deadline is Friday, April 30th. Additionally, since our 2020 Spring Banquet was canceled, we would like to extend this invitation to those who were paid BAS members for the 2019-2020 school year. Please see below for more information.

What is Spring Banquet?

Spring Banquet is a grand dinner and networking event that BAS hosts every Spring Quarter. Each year, over 75 BAS members and 30 representatives of actuarial firms, many of them UCLA alumni, come together for this special event to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the Bruin Actuarial Society as a whole.

Transitioning to a virtual format, we will not be able to serve our usual buffet-style dinner this year. Instead, we will be introducing a game with opportunities to win prizes, as well as recognizing graduating seniors and hosting general networking with firm representatives. We can safely say that this is one of the largest gatherings of actuarial talent and students in the region and so a great opportunity for you to meet new people in a more relaxed setting compared to the Career Fair. Based on feedback from the Case Competition networking, we will be creating smaller groups and providing more time for networking to ensure that everyone has a chance to engage in meaningful conversations.

Freshmen, even those who haven't been heavily involved in BAS events during their first year, are strongly encouraged to attend! This banquet will give you a feel of interacting with professionals before heavy recruitment in the fall.

Seniors (including Class of 2020), we strongly encourage you to attend this event, as it is our last big BAS event before graduation. We will be recognizing seniors with a farewell gift and hope to see you all in attendance one last time (before you come back as firm reps!).

Register for the Event

The event will be free for paid members and $5 for unpaid members. Details about payment as well as the RSVP form can be found here.

Zoom Link: Will be sent after RSVPing
Date: Mon., May 3
Time: 5:00 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 30th

Winter Quarter Schedule of Events

a spreadsheet

Based on popular demand, we are excited to again present a workshop covering applications of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to case competitions. We will first present simple examples illustrating useful formulas and functionality within Excel (including VLOOKUP, PivotTables, data visualization, and more). We will then shift over to a discussion on how to create a compelling presentation of your results.

We highly recommend these events for all interested participants, but especially for first-time case competition participants.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/95547790771?pwd=a25uL1BUeWlDNnRhTkV2SytKVjdlUT09 (Passcode: 861461)
Date: Tues., Jan. 5
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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a spreadsheet

We will first provide some guidance on what steps to take to get the most out of the case competition experience, covering some suggestions on efficient ways to split up the work among group members, and briefly dissecting some examples from past competitions. We will then discuss the requirements and judging criteria for this year's case. At the end of this event, you will receive an opportunity to form teams (if you do not already have one) and sign up for the competition.

At least one member from each team must be present. If you do not have a team, don't worry! There will be an opportunity to form a team after the presentation.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94333563137
Date: Wed., Jan. 6
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
View the slides from the introduction here

a microphone

Come watch our finalists present their solutions to the Ninth Annual Bruin Actuarial Society Case Competition. Each team will be presenting to a panel of actuaries from various firms, followed by a Q&A session. After the winner is announced, there will be a chance to network with the attending firm representatives.

This is a great chance to see how the finalists approached the case and what solutions they proposed. Participants who did not progress to the final round can still benefit by speaking with firm representatives about their experience participating in the Case Competition, as this is relevant actuarial experience that many recruiters will ask you about when you are looking for internships or full-time positions. Even if you did not participate in the Case Competition, this is still a wonderful opportunity to get a sense of what a case competition entails and to gauge your interest in participating next year!

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92284289183
Date: Fri., Jan. 22
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Dress Code: Business Casual

a library
Whether you're curious about what the exam process is like or you want some concrete tips and suggestions because you're sitting for an exam soon, we highly recommend you attend. We will introduce the preliminary (joint) SOA/CAS exams, discuss the exam registration process, and cover some recommended study tips and potential study resources.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91723686510
Date: Thu., Jan. 28
Time: 6 PM - 7 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
View the slides here

a keyboard

We will be holding a workshop on VBA, which is commonly used by actuaries to automate repetitive tasks in Excel. Some of the topics we will be covering include:

  • Introduction to the VBA environment
  • Common VBA objects
  • Variables, subroutines, and functions
  • If, While, For, and For Each in VBA
  • Debugging tips

No programming experience will be required, but the concepts may be easier to grasp with PIC 10A knowledge. However, we will assume an understanding of basic Excel functions.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/2052962409
Date: Fri., Feb. 5
Time: 4 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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a spreadsheet

R is a very powerful statistical programming language that is very popular among actuaries nowadays due to the emergence of big data and machine learning. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of how to get started with R, as well as introduce some data manipulation and data visualization techniques. We strongly encourage you to come as many firms prefer students who have experience with R for internships and full-time positions.

Similar to the Excel Workshops, this workshop will be interactive, so please install RStudio before coming to the workshop as the installation can be time-consuming.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/4398308085?pwd=Y05KQnhPL01OMmU1QlBSd2JLeG9hdz09 (PW: 237239)
Date: Thu., Feb. 11
Time: 6 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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a spreadsheet

This workshop will cover advanced topics related to R, including a brief introduction to some machine learning techniques and its implementation in R. Although this workshop mainly uses R, the machine learning techniques we will discuss in this workshop can easily be implemented in other programming languages such as Python. We strongly suggest you to come, even if you did not come to our previous workshop, as many top-tier firms give strong preference to candidates with familiarity and knowledge about machine learning.

Similar to the Excel Workshops, this workshop will be interactive, so please install RStudio before coming to the workshop as the installation can be time-consuming.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/99331094347
Date: Fri., Feb. 19
Time: 6 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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Kaiser x Blue Shield

Actuaries from Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California will be discussing the functional roles of actuaries in their companies, as well as the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting economic situation on their business.

More details coming soon

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/95249039391
Date: Thu., Mar. 4
Time: 6:30 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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Fall Quarter Schedule of Events

a meeting
Welcome to the Bruin Actuarial Society! Our first meeting will be Friday, 9/4 at 6 PM PDT. During the meeting, we will discuss the actuarial career, BAS events, relevant majors and minors, actuarial exams, and more. We will conclude by presenting key information about the upcoming firm info sessions and important Resume Book deadlines. After the presentation, there will be time to ask questions and speak with the officers. We look forward to meeting everyone!

Date: Fri., Sep. 4
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
View the slides here

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This workshop offers an opportunity for our members to learn how to create an effective resume in preparation for firm info sessions. We will be going over general tips, overall structure, and a guide to strong bullet points. After the workshop, officers will be placed in breakout rooms to provide individual resume critiques and feedback.

Zoom Link: Coming Soon
Date: Mon., Sep. 7
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
View the slides: here

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We will be hosting a preparation workshop for firm info sessions on 9/10 at 6 PM PDT. During the workshop, we will discuss Zoom etiquette, how to speak to firm representatives, dress code, and more! Attendance is required in order to attend firm info sessions.

Zoom Link: Coming Soon
Date: Thu., Sep. 10
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual

Aon logo

We are driven to empower economic and human possibility for clients, colleagues and communities around the world.

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance. Aon's actuaries fall into the following solution lines: Commercial Risk, Reinsurance, Retirement, and Health and are located across the globe. Applications are currently open for students to apply.

We are hosting an information session at UCLA on September 14th at 3pm PST. Our colleagues represent our Irvine office but we have openings nationwide.

Apply today!


Office locations: Nationwide

Hiring for: Internships & full-time positions

Practices:
  • Health & Benefits (Internship & full-time positions)
  • Retirement (Internship & full-time positions)
  • Reinsurance (Internship & full-time positions)
  • P&C (Internship)

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Mon., Sep. 14
Time: 3 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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UnitedHealthcare logo

UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone.

Our businesses touch nearly every aspect of health care, uniquely positioning us to address the most critical health care needs of people around the world. We deploy our core capabilities in clinical care improvement, population health management, health insurance and analytics and health technology in a variety of settings throughout the US and globally. Join us and you'll soon discover a career here is launching pad for your life's best work.

Actuaries are the decision making engine for our business. That is why we support you from day one by offering guidance and assistance with exams. Our businesses serve the entire spectrum of health care participants: individual consumers and employers, commercial payers and intermediaries, physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and more, providing you with a career that is challenging, exciting, and integral in helping to write the history of healthcare.


Office location: Cypress, CA

Hiring for: Internships

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Mon., Sep. 14
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Ezra Penland logo

Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment was established by Sally Ezra and Claude Penland, ACAS, MAAA, partners with over 40 years of combined industry experience.

Our goal is to be the leading actuarial recruitment firm in the world while serving the long-term needs of clients and actuaries.

Our educated, knowledgeable and highly-trained staff will always exhibit business ethics, integrity, empathy and strong listening skills to help you reach your business goals.

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Sep. 15
Time: 4 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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AIG logo

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.


Office locations:
  • Nashville, TN
  • Houston, TX
  • Woodland Hills, CA
Hiring for: Internships

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Wed., Sep. 16
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Ezra Penland logo

Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment was established by Sally Ezra and Claude Penland, ACAS, MAAA, partners with over 40 years of combined industry experience.

Our goal is to be the leading actuarial recruitment firm in the world while serving the long-term needs of clients and actuaries.

Our educated, knowledgeable and highly-trained staff will always exhibit business ethics, integrity, empathy and strong listening skills to help you reach your business goals.

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Thu., Sep. 17
Time: 4 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
RSVP here
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California Department of Insurance logo

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) was created in 1868 as part of a national system of state-based insurance regulation. Today CDI is the largest consumer protection agency in the state, with over 1400 employees, and is led by Commissioner Ricardo Lara. With hundreds of billions of dollars in yearly direct premiums, California is the largest insurance market in the United States and among the largest in the entire world.

CDI employs actuaries to test and oversee insurer solvency and to review rate filings and non-forfeiture values. Regulatory actuaries ensure compliance with state laws and regulations by checking rate development in property and casualty, health, and long term care insurances.

CDI offers several actuarial internship opportunities for aspiring students during the summer and we regularly have entry level openings.

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Fri., Sep. 18
Time: 3 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Beam logo

As the fastest growing dental benefits company in the world, Beam is a late-stage IOT insurtech startup. Having raised $90 million in venture funding to date, Beam is quickly expanding to other ancillary lines of insurance such as vision, life, & disability, as well as other markets in dental. Beam's actuarial department focuses most of its efforts in research & development which includes (but not limited to) automation of underwriting processes as well as merging modern machine learning techniques towards traditional actuarial approaches.


Office location: Columbus, OH

Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Fri., Sep. 18
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Molina Healthcare logo

Molina healthcare serves the community by providing quality healthcare to low-income individuals and families eligible for Medicaid. We are continuing to expand this focus and grow our business by also delivering quality healthcare to members through the Marketplace (ACA) and Medicare product lines.

At Molina Healthcare, the Actuarial Department is one of the fastest growing departments in the company with many opportunities for growth as an actuary. You will have the opportunity to work as a traditional actuary in pricing and reserving for multiple distinct lines of business within a particular state, or as a predictive analytics expert working on projects that span multiple states and lines of business. Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Actuary, the Finance team and senior leadership of the company as you develop into an expert in your chosen subject area.


Office location: Long Beach, CA

Hiring for: Full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Mon., Sep. 21
Time: TBD
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Allstate logo

Allstate has been around for nearly 90 years and is one of the largest P&C insurers in the industry. Although our primary focus is personal Auto and Homeowners insurance, Allstate also offers a diverse range of products including Motorcycle, Condo, Renters, PUP, commercial Auto and Property, coverage for shared economy companies (including Uber), and more. With nearly 300 actuaries and actuarial students, our pricing group is one of the largest in the industry. Actuaries at Allstate have a wide array of opportunities to develop and showcase their analytical talent throughout the progression of their careers.

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Sep. 22
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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DW Simpson logo

DW Simpson Global Actuarial & Analytics Recruitment has specialized in the placement of Actuaries and related Analytics professionals for over 30 years. Established in 1989, we work on an international basis, and at all levels of experience from Actuarial Student to Fellow. This encompasses actuaries with expertise in Property & Casualty, Life, Health, and Pension, and increasingly, non-traditional areas such as Risk Management, Catastrophe Modeling, Predictive Modeling, Financial Modeling and Data Analytics. We are the largest firm dedicated to placing actuaries and our objective is to be the foremost resource for actuarial talent globally.

Our mission is to be the premier executive recruiting firm specializing in the placement of Actuaries and Analytics professionals; to be recognized for the best service, integrity and forthrightness that the firm brings to each business relationship; and to be willing at all times to sacrifice short-term gain for the long-term good and prosperity of our clients, our candidates and, as a result, our organization as well.

Hiring for: Full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Sep. 22
Time: TBD
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Centene logo

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 company, is a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives. The Company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams - to provide fully integrated, high-quality, and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene offers affordable and high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 individuals across the nation, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare Prescription Drug Plans) as well as individuals and families served by the Health Insurance Marketplace, the TRICARE program, and individuals in correctional facilities. The Company also serves several international markets, and contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services focused on treating the whole person. Centene focuses on long-term growth and the development of its people, systems and capabilities so that it can better serve its members, providers, local communities, and government partners.


Office locations:
  • Tampa, FL
  • Clayton, MO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Chicago, IL
  • Woodland Hills, CA
Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Wed., Sep. 23
Time: TBD
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Pacific Life logo

As a prestigious and highly successful leader in the insurance industry, an internship with Pacific Life will provide you the opportunity to experience the diverse aspects of an actuarial career.

A summer internship with Pacific Life offers experience with a diverse array of challenging actuarial projects and financial projection platforms. Interns are placed on various teams within the Life Insurance, Retirement Solutions, Corporate, and Institutional Divisions. Program highlights include:

  • Divisional Rotation Events: You will be invited to a series of interactive presentations in which key actuaries throughout the company will provide an overview of their department and job duties as well as their experiences as an actuary. This will include exposure to Modeling, Risk Management, Product Design, Pricing, Valuation, and more.
  • Product Training: You will be trained on Pacific Life's Retirement Solutions and Life Insurance products to ensure you start your summer internship with a high level understanding of what we offer to our customers.
  • Mentoring: You will be assigned an Executive mentor who will meet with you to discuss their knowledge and experience and provide you with guidance on your internship and even your career path.
  • On The Job Training: You will be participating in actuarial projects that will give you a true understanding of the profession. These projects are pivotal in contributing to the goals of the interns' team and the company overall. Some past projects include: Creating dashboards to visualize data, Automating processes and calculations, Rider Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis, and Creating tools for efficiency.
  • Other Training: You will receive additional training in Microsoft Excel, R Studio, and presentation skills to name a few. These eLearning and instructor led courses will set you up for success and expose you to critical business skills.

Office locations:
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Remote
Hiring for: Internships

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Thu., Sep. 24
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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EY logo

In our Financial Services Organization (FSO), we build a better working world by rallying together to solve the most complex challenges. We accomplish this by building trusted relationships, keeping an open mind, going all in, being bold and courageous, and taking risks worth taking. We help build a financial services industry in which financial institutions are trusted, customers' financial goals are attainable, and the global economy is growing and secure. In today's complex business environment, that means understanding the relationship between risk, the regulatory environment, and performance improvement, and applying our knowledge to help clients achieve their business objectives.

Within our FSO, the dynamic Insurance and Actuarial Services practice is a market leading service, covering all segments of the property/casualty and life/health insurance industries. Put simply our experts deliver creative and innovative thinking to clients worldwide, supporting them in making confident financial judgements that will help them achieve their ambitions. Here, you'll be right at the heart of that goal, learning everything you'll need to become a trusted professional by directly supporting our current Actuaries.

Office locations:
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York City, NY
  • Hartford, CT
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston, MA
Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Fri., Sep. 25
Time: 5PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Oliver Wyman logo

The Actuarial Consulting Practice of Oliver Wyman is a rapidly growing consulting practice that's committed to building a dynamic environment full of individuals who share a passion for delivering results to clients. We provide actuarial consulting services to public and private enterprises, self-insured group organizations, insurance companies, government entities, insurance regulatory agencies and other organizations.

Oliver Wyman's Actuarial practice helps clients manage property & casualty, life and health care risks across a broad range of industries. The Actuarial practice assists with quantification of risk and loss exposure. Additionally, we provide advice on external business strategy, internal risk management, implications of mergers & acquisitions and new product development.

Our consultants provide independent objective advice; combining a broad range of expertise with specialized knowledge on specific risk segments, continuously researching methods for evaluating, measuring, and reporting on risk, and providing clear, timely, non-technical communications in the three primary areas of risk - Property & Casualty, Life & Health Care.

The work you will do here has real impact. We offer challenging work with excellent opportunities for professional and personal advancement that encourages the development of actuarial thought leaders. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our employees to learn and grow during every step of their careers.


Office location: Seattle, WA

Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Practice: Life

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Mon., Sep. 28
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Milliman logo

Milliman is an international firm of actuaries and consultants with expertise in Retirement & Benefits, Health, Insurance, and Risk. The San Francisco office specializes in Property & Casualty insurance and provides services for projects including, but not limited to, ratemaking, state filing support, predictive analytics, flood and catastrophe rating, climate resilience, and telematics. We are accepting resumes for a Summer 2021 intern position and full-time positions.


Office location: San Francisco, CA

Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Practice: P&C

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Sep. 29
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Blue Shield logo

Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California's Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric.


Office locations:
  • Oakland, CA (Internship only)
  • Woodland Hills, CA (Full-time position only)
  • El Segundo, CA (Internship only)

Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Wed., Sep. 30
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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View the slides here

Milliman logo

Milliman is among the world's largest providers of actuarial, risk management, and related technology and data solutions. Our consulting and advanced analytics capabilities encompass healthcare, property and casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services, and employee benefits. Founded in 1947, Milliman today has offices in principal cities worldwide, covering markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

Please visit careers.milliman.com for a list of job openings. Milliman currently has a wide range of positions available including both internships and full-time analyst positions.

There will be two representatives from Milliman presenting today. An-Vy Hoang is an actuarial analyst with the Healthcare practice in the San Diego office. Michael Polakowski is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with the Healthcare practice in the Seattle office.


Office locations:
  • San Diego, CA
  • Seattle, WA

Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Practice: Health

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Thu., Oct. 1
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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ACTEX Learning logo

ACTEX Learning is a specialty publishing house, committed to making a meaningful contribution to quality educational literature and professional opportunities in the actuarial science and related risk management areas.

In 1985 we published our first textbook, and began an active program of textbook development in addition to the established study manual series. Since our incorporation in 1986, we have continued to grow, and currently publish an extensive line of textbooks targeted toward current and aspiring actuaries. We currently offer textbooks designed for use in university courses, textbooks to assist students with their exam preparation and textbooks to assist actuaries with their continuing education in Mathematics, Finance, Insurance, Business, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science.

With the advent of electronic learning, ACTEX has expanded our selection of products to adapt to the digital age. Besides digital versions of physical products like textbooks and flashcards, we now offer a wide variety of specialized learning tools, including video content and GOAL, our fully customizable diagnostic exam prep tool.

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Fri., Oct. 2
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Businesss Casual
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a meeting
Welcome to the Bruin Actuarial Society! The second session of our first general meeting will be Friday, 10/2 at 6 PM PDT. During the meeting, we will discuss the actuarial career, BAS events, relevant majors and minors, actuarial exams, and more. We will conclude by presenting key information about the firm info sessions. After the presentation, there will be time to ask questions and speak with the officers. We look forward to meeting everyone!

Date: Fri., Oct. 2
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
View the slides here

Liberty Mutual logo

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That's why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you'll discover a workplace where you can turn your interests into a rewarding career.

We're proudly recognized as a "Great Place to Work" by Great Place to Work ® US and as one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates by Forbes, among others. We value your hard work and dedication to making things better and offer benefits that support your well-being. Our focus on doing good extends to our community - we're committed to being environmentally conscious and a force for social good, at the highest standard of governance.

As a Fortune 100 company, we've spent over 100 years creating innovative insurance products to meet the world's evolving needs. Why? Because we're committed to creating peace of mind for our customers. We hope you'll join us.

Pursue your tomorrow, today.


Office locations:
  • Boston, MA
  • Seattle, WA

Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Actuarial Develepment Program - Boston, MA or Seattle, WA
Actuarial Internship Program - Boston, MA or Seattle, WA

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Mon., Oct. 5
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance.


Office locations: Nationwide

Hiring for: Internships

Practice: Retirement

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Oct. 6
Time: 3 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Cigna is a global health services company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. With more than 180 million customer and patient relationships in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions, we are able to harness actionable insights that address whole-person health and drive better health outcomes.

Our global workforce of more than 70,000 employees is dedicated to living our mission and being champions for our customers and communities. We call this the "Power of We." By working together in close partnership with our colleagues, customers, providers, clients, and communities, we are able to create personalized solutions and advance whole-person health.

Our goal is to provide the right services and solutions, in the right setting, at the right time, to address the diverse health needs of our customers and patients in a highly personalized way - each and every day.


Office locations:
  • Hartford, CT
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Denver, CO
  • Austin, TX

All locations available for both full-time and internships


Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Oct. 6
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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We provide creative plan design, strategic consulting, IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) regulatory compliance services, and end-to-end plan administration for more than 56,000 retirement plans across the United States. We are dedicated to serving financial advisors, RIAs, broker/dealers, recordkeepers, small business owners, and human resource and benefits managers nationwide.

Current job openings are found here: careers.ascensus.com. We strongly suggest candidates subscribe to this website for notifications about future job openings.

Also, we do have a hiring freeze in place right now since our hiring needs are unknown during this time due to the market uncertainty. However, we want to continue our relationships with prospective hires since Ascensus as a whole will continue to grow and is always looking to build relationships with future talent. In addition to applying directly to open positions via the career website above, our recruiting team will also use the resumes UCLA provides from this event and will reach out to candidates with any opportunities for new grads/interns.

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Wed., Oct. 7
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Guided by the mission to create AAA members for life by fulfilling our promise to be there when they need us, our employees are deeply committed to providing exceptional, caring service. CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, offers auto, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Here, your work will positively impact more than 17 million AAA members, our local communities and one another. We're proud of our values-based culture and are frequently recognized as a leader in employee professional development, corporate responsibility, diversity and wellness. We are "A community that works."

  • Top 100 for Leadership Development in Leadership Excellence magazine
  • Perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's corporate equality index
  • Repeatedly one of 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. by Points of Light
  • Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Award from the American Heart Association

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, we have more than 3,700 employees located primarily in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, and Oklahoma. If you are committed to service excellence and growing your career, learn more about the opportunities we can offer you in claims, customer service, product management, actuarial science, finance, information technology and more.


Office locations: Walnut Creek, CA

Hiring for: Internships

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Thu., Oct. 8
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Aetna at a glance:
  • People
    • More than 50,000 employees
  • Customers
    • Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, health plans, and government-sponsored plans
  • Membership
    • More than 23.5 million medical members
    • More than 15.5 million dental members
    • More than 15.3 million pharmacy members
  • Health Care Networks
    • More than 1 million health care professionals
    • More than 582,000 primary care doctors and specialists
    • More than 5,400 hospitals
  • Products
    • Wide array of products including medical, pharmacy, and dental
    • First national, full-service health insurer to offer consumer-directed plans
  • Value-Added Technology
    • Convenient tools and easy-to-understand information to help members make better-informed decisions about their health and finances
ALDP (Actuarial Leadership Development Program) Goals
  • To support students in attaining their designations as Fellows of the Society of Actuaries while developing well-rounded actuarial talent with the experience, training, and support necessary to become future leaders in the company
  • Challenging 18-24 month rotations
  • Trainings focused on leadership development and business acumen
  • Opportunities to mentor others
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate in committees to support the program
  • Aetna pays for textbooks, review guides, exam fees, review seminars, society dues
  • Paid study time per exam and on-site study rooms
Office locations:
  • Hartford, CT (intern/full-time)
  • Blue Bell, PA (intern/full-time)
  • Atlanta, GA (intern/full-time)
  • Overland Park, KS (intern/full-time)
  • Chicago, IL (intern/full-time)
  • Concord, CA (intern/full-time)
  • Harrisburg, PA (full-time only)
  • Falls Church, VA (full-time only)
Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Fri., Oct. 9
Time: 4 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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SBActuaries is an actuarial, healthcare consulting firm specializing in cutting-edge predictive modeling and analytics. We develop economic models to evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and work with sponsors of those interventions to optimize their programs. Our clients include health care startups, managed care companies, healthcare providers, employers, device manufacturers, and medical decision support companies. Our President and Founder, Ian Duncan, has been a pioneer in this space for over 30 years and his 2 books are on the syllabus for multiple SOA exams.

Our Sunnyvale office is looking to add a couple of qualified full time candidates in the spring or summer of 2021. Qualified candidates will have a strong analytics background, a history of demonstrated intellectual curiosity and creativity, an interest in healthcare evaluation, proficiency in statistical coding languages (R/Python/SAS) and ML, proficiency in Excel, excellent written and oral communication skills, desire and ability to work in a fast pace environment handling multiple projects at the same time, and preferably be pursuing exams with the SOA. Salary and benefits are market competitive.


Office locations: Sunnyvale, CA

Hiring for: Full-time positions

Practice: Health

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Mon., Oct. 12
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Fidelity Investments helps over 32 million people feel more confident in their most important financial goals, manage employee benefit programs for over 22,000 businesses, and support more than 13,000 financial institutions with innovative investment and technology solutions to grow their businesses.


Office locations:
  • Boston, MA
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Westlake, TX
  • Durham, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • San Francisco, CA
Hiring for: Internships and full-time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Oct. 13
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Oliver Wyman is one of the four main operating companies of Marsh and McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global leader in insurance and risk management consulting. The Actuarial Consulting Practice of Oliver Wyman advises clients across a broad spectrum of risk management issues. We are a rapidly growing practice with 24 offices across North America and Europe. Our staff of over 350 professionals includes team members with the highest professional qualifications and nationally recognized experts.

Oliver Wyman's Los Angeles office provides Property and Casualty (P&C) actuarial consulting services. P&C insurance includes many types of insurance that you may be familiar with, such as auto, general liability, home, product defect, workers' compensation, and legal and medical malpractice.

Our firm provides services such as estimating unpaid claim costs, developing premium rates, designing insurance products, modeling and forecasting risks, allocating capital and providing strategic advice. We help our clients to financially and strategically prepare for the future by better understanding the risks that they bear. Using modeling techniques, we can offer solutions to reduce the financial impact of undesirable events as well as the likelihood that these events will occur. Typically, our clients are self-insured entities, companies across all industries that purchase large deductible policies, or insurance companies.


Office location: Los Angeles, CA

Practice: P&C

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Wed., Oct. 14
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Farmers Insurance Group of Companies make up one of the country's largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provide a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 19 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 21,000 employees. Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to grow your career within the Farmers Actuarial team. We also provide great internship opportunities as we commonly hire from our prior year's interns, often before graduation.

2021 Internships are already posted and interviews for these will be starting in October. In addition, full time positions are also posted and available. In addition for full time positions these may be posted throughout the year as openings become available. Individuals can set up alerts to be notified of these opportunities.


Hiring for: Internships and full time positions

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Thu., Oct. 15
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit https://www.me.mercer.com/. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

We represent the Health practice based out of the Los Angeles office. We are currently sourcing for all West Market offices, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver. Our recruiting opportunities will be posted on Handshake in the near future, please check back!


Office locations:
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, CA
  • Denver, CO

Practices:
  • Health & Benefits
  • Retirement

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Fri., Oct. 16
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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In preparation for the interviews that you may be attending in the coming weeks, we will be hosting an Interviewing Workshop on Monday, 10/19 at 6 PM PDT. We will discuss the different types of interviews and how to prepare for them accordingly. We will also go over common interview questions and approaches to tackle them.

Zoom Link: Coming Soon
Date: Mon., Oct. 19
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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We will be conducting mock interviews this week. This is a great opportunity for you to practice responding to behavioral and technical questions and receive instant feedback. Each mock interview will consist of 15 minutes of interviewing and 10 minutes of feedback.

Zoom Info: Individual meeting links will be sent after signing up for a time slot
Date: Tue., Oct. 20 to Wed., Oct. 21
Time: TBD
Dress Code: Casual
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Interested in the actuarial profession? Still have no idea what career you want to pursue? Come to our First-Year Workshop! In this workshop, we will go over what an actuary does, exam structure, resources available at UCLA for this career, and much more. We encourage freshmen and first-year transfers to attend, but this workshop is also helpful to other students who are interested in this profession.

If you are an international student at UCLA who is interested in becoming an actuary, come to our annual International Student Workshop! You will gain insights on how to search for internships and/or full-time opportunities in the U.S. or overseas as an international student, on top of current legislation regarding CPT, OPT, and H-1B Visas.

Zoom Link: Coming Soon
Date: Thu., Oct. 22
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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Our annual Mentorship Mixer is coming up! We highly recommend this event to underclassmen and transfers, as it is a great way to connect with officers and experienced seniors. Your mentor will serve as a resource for you to learn more about the steps you should be taking as a UCLA student to pursue an actuarial career, whether you have questions about studying for exams, recruiting for internships, or taking UCLA courses.

If you are interested in becoming a mentee, please look over this mentor info sheet and then fill out the form to the right.

Note: If you wish to be a part of our mentorship program, but are unable to attend the Mixer, please fill out the form regardless, and we'll pair you with a mentor.

Zoom Link: Coming Soon
Date: Fri., Oct. 23
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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If you are trying to learn more about what career opportunities you may explore as an actuary, then attend this workshop! This event is highly recommended for first-years and any students who are curious about what exactly an actuary does and what kind of career you can build as an actuary.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94430795595
Date: Mon., Oct. 26
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has offered comprehensive, high quality oral health care coverage to millions of enrollees and built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. The Delta Dental of California network includes its affiliates, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and provides dental benefits to nearly 37 million people across 15 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, the not-for-profit national association that collectively delivers coverage to more Americans than any other dental insurance company.

Additionally, Delta Dental is willing to sponsor OPT and H1B working visas for full-time positions.


Office location: Oakland, CA

Hiring for: Internships

Zoom Info: Details will be sent after RSVP
Date: Tue., Oct. 27
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) provides business advisory services such as auditing, accounting, taxation, strategy management, and human resource consulting services. Start is PwC’s diversity summer internship experience, uniquely designed for high-performing college sophomores/rising juniors who self-identify as members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the professional services industry (Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races), protected veterans, and/or individuals with disabilities.

Zoom Info: http://bit.ly/UmsaCareerFair
Date: Wed., Oct. 28
Time: 5 PM PDT
Dress Code: Business Casual
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In this workshop, we will provide a preview of Coaching Actuaries' Adapt, an exam prep resource that is popular for preliminary exams. We will demonstrate how to navigate the tool and make the most out of the tailored practice exams, quiz builder, and section reports. We will also discuss the Earned Level system and how you can use it to determine your exam readiness. This is a rare opportunity to see what an exam prep resource is like before buying it, and we highly recommend this workshop for those who are unsure about which exam prep materials to buy.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98637218859
Date: Thu., Oct. 29
Time: 6 PM PDT
Dress Code: Casual
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If you want to start learning how to use Excel as more than a way to store data, this is the workshop for you! Excel is the most widely used program for data analysis in the actuarial industry, so proficiency in Excel will prepare you to succeed in the workforce. Having basic Excel skills will also be helpful for our Case Competition in January, which is a valuable opportunity to gain relevant experience and industry knowledge that will give you a leg up in recruiting. This workshop will cover basic functions including IF, VLOOKUP, COUNTIF, and SUMIF along with Pivot Tables.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93408240967
Date: Thu., Nov. 5
Time: 6 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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Do you want to push your Excel skills to the next level? Join us for our Intermediate Excel Workshop! We will go over advanced functions such as INDEX MATCH, XLOOKUP, and Solver. These skills will be necessary for being a strong actuarial candidate for recruiters. You will be using the functions and formulas learned in this workshop during most actuarial internships and case competitions. Also, don't forget to download the Solver add-in on Excel as we will be learning how to use it during the workshop.

Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98603682198
Date: Thu., Nov. 12
Time: 6 PM PST
Dress Code: Casual
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Download workbook here (Updated 11/12)

Contact BAS: Email us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com

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