Upcoming Candidate Connect Events

The SOA and the CAS host a number of events throughout the year that are tailored for actuarial students and candidates to learn more about the profession, network with actuaries and employers, and attend sessions focused on industry specific topics. Students typically must register in advance and spots can be limited. Below are some of the Candidate Connect and Student Programs coming up in Spring 2016.

SOA Candidate Connect Events

SOA Candidate Connect Event – Philadelphia, PA

Date: June 16, 2016

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is pleased to offer the SOA Candidate Connect program tailored for aspiring actuaries at 2016 Health Meeting, the SOA’s largest annual professional development meeting for health actuaries.

This is a unique opportunity for pre-ASA candidates to-

  • Experience the premier conference for SOA members (ASA, CERA, FSA)
  • Learn about the important health topics and how you will apply your knowledge to real practice
  • Network and build connections with SOA leaders, members and fellow candidates

Candidate Connect Webcast: What Can You Do? – Exploring Actuarial Practice Areas – Click here to register.

Date: April 15, 2016
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m. ET

Actuaries work in a broad range of industries, practice areas and functions. We’ve invited three actuaries with different working backgrounds to our webcast. Do you want to know what they deal with on a daily basis? Are you wondering how they chose their practice area? Want to hear about their career stories and lessons learned? What are the trends, challenges and opportunities in their industry? Taking us through an intimate journey of their daily work life, the presenters will cover a variety of current topics and unveil the opportunities in their area for you, the future actuaries.

This webcast is appropriate for students/candidates who are taking SOA exams to attain the Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) designation and seeking an internship or full-time actuarial position. Whether you are a student, career changer, job seeker or entry-level professional, SOA Candidate Connect is committed to supporting you on your pathway to becoming an actuary.

SOA Candidate Connect Event – Nashville, TN
Date: May 16, 2016
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN
The SOA Candidate Connect program tailored for aspiring actuaries will be held during the 2016 Life and Annuity Symposium (LAS), one of SOA’s largest annual professional development meetings. This is a unique opportunity for pre-ASA candidates to:

  • Experience the world’s most comprehensive event for actuaries in the life industry
  • Learn about the industry trends and topics and how you will apply your knowledge to real practice
  • Network and build connections with SOA leaders, members and fellow candidates

Click here for registration and additional information: https://soa.org/Professional-Development/Event-Calendar/2016-soa-candidate-connect.aspx

SOA Candidate Connect Event – Chicago, IL
Date: May 20, 2016
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
This SOA Candidate Connect event is tailored for actuarial candidates pursuing the ASA designation, providing candidates with information, inspiration and networking opportunities. The full-day program is packed with informative sessions and networking opportunities. You will:

  • Gain insights into the actuarial profession and the industry from top-notch speakers
  • Learn about what qualities employers are seeking and how to prepare for your actuarial career
  • Build your professional network by connecting with SOA members, fellow candidates and employer representatives

Click here for registration and additional information: https://www.soa.org/Professional-Development/Event-Calendar/2016-candidate-connect-chicago.aspx

CAS Student Programs

The CAS hosts a one-day student program at each of its five large annual conferences throughout the year, and members of CAS Student Central are invited to participate at no cost! Registration is open for upcoming spring 2016 events in Seattle and Boston.

Spring Meeting Student Program – Seattle, WA
Date: May 17, 2016
Reinsurance Seminar Student Program – Boston, MA
Date: June 6, 2016

Attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Network with practicing actuaries
  • Learn more about the property and casualty industry
  • Attend conference sessions on the latest industry hot topics
  • Participate in student-specific sessions offering career guidance

Attendees can expect to gain an enhanced knowledge of the CAS and the property and casualty actuarial profession, and an expanded list of contacts.

Please contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner at Tgertner@casact.org if you are interested in attending an upcoming program. Each program offers a limited number of spaces.