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Actuarial Science @ Illinois
Updates and announcements from the Actuarial Science Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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  • Job Posting -- OMNI Group

    There is an opening for an actuary at OMNI Group

  • Test Post

    This is a test

  • Research Study Opportunity for Students

    Interested in talking about drinking or marijuana? Willing to involve a friend in the intervention? Professor Doug Smith is looking for volunteers aged between 18 and 29 years old for his research study and you will get paid!

  • Recording Available: iCAS Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) Informational Webinar

    Some exciting news and announcements about CAS institute!

  • Info Session: Short-Term Programs Abroad

    Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) is hosting an info session in partnership with Customized Education Programs Abroad (CEPA) for Illinois faculty who may be interested in leading a short-term program abroad.

  • Upcoming Student Focus Group

    We are looking for motivated students like you to join our focus group!

  • Career Connections 10/10

    Weekly career connections reminder for future actuaries!

  • Campus IT survey

    Educational Technology group wants to hear your voice!

  • Econ Brazil Faculty Led Spring Break Trip

    Amazing field trip led by Econ faculty. There are several info sessions this week!

  • The Institute by LeaderShape 2018

    The 2018 Institute by LeaderShape applications are now open for undergraduate students!

  • Sign up for INFORMS!

    INFORMS is expanding for future statisticians, data scientists and mathematicians right now!

  • Announcing opening of Life + Career Design Lab!

    Life+Career Design Lab is opening now! Students can speak with professional staff or peer mentors there about the future career development. 

  • Reminder of Deadlines for Undergraduate Research Grants

    The deadlines for undergraduate research grants are approaching. Need more support for research projects? These opportunities are just for you!

  • ICT Info Session: ACE, ECON, & BUS on 10/2

    Great opportunity for students to attend a collaborative ICT information session with representatives from ACE, ECON and BUS!

  • LER Informational Session - This Thursday!

    Interested in the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program at the School of Labor and Employment Relations? Info Session is on this Thursday!

  • Get Ready! Meet the Firms is September 21

    It is  wise to start your preparations early.  Read this post for tips on getting ready for Meet the Firms and career fair season!

  • Data Science Day

    If you have data science related work you would like to present, this could be an opportunity to do so.

  • Law School Fair and Law School Application Week

    For actuaries who want to turn lawyers, Law School Fair and Law School Application Week are coming soon!

  • Study Abroad Info Session: Buenos Aires and Prague

    Interested in study abroad programs in Buenos Aires and Prague? Here's the info session for you!

  • Career Closet Extended Hours

    The career closet provides students with free, gently-used professional clothing!

  • LER Informational Session

    Interested in Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program at the School of Labor and Employment Relations? Come and learn more about it during the info session!

  • Upcoming Career Connections for Aspiring Actuaries

    There are many workshops and info sessions related to preparation for upcoming career fairs and forums. Please check for more details!

  • Students with Families

    For undergrad or graduate student(s) who are parenting or taking care of aging adults while in school, please check this post!

  • The iHelp Team Needs YOUR Help!

    Do you need volunteer hours? Do you want to find something meaningful for spare time? Sign up for iHelp! 

  • LAS winter break study abroad courses

    Want to study abroad over winter? Consider one of the following LAS short-term programs abroad.  Read this post to learn more.

  • Dual Degrees

    If you are thinking of adding a degree in another college (Business, Engineering, ACES), an info sessions are coming up.

  • Statistics Club Events

    Statistics club events!

  • Actuarial Science Graduate Student Buddy Program

    If you are interested in serving as a buddy for incoming graduate students, email Vanessa Rivera-Quiñones ( or  Neer Bhardwaj ( Please respond by Friday, August 18, 2017.

    This is a great opportunity to expand your network and develop your interpersonal skills!

  • FM: New Sample Questions and Study Note

    The SOA has posted sample questions and more exam information to their website.

  • New online summer research program for undergrads

    This is a research opportunity that you can do completely online! So if you are looking for good summer work but don't want to leave the house, this opportunity is perfect for you. 

  • Career Connections 4.25.17

    Another edition of the Career Center's newsletter. Click inside to see all the upcoming events!

  • Chicago Datathon Competition Invitation

    Looking for an opportunity to showcase your data analytics skills? Look no further because doing well in this competition will give you the chance to interview at top analytics companies as well as winning HUGE cash prizes! 

  • UW-Madison undergraduate participation recruitment

    Here is a really interesting study being done by a graduate student at UW-Madison. The study is about how to better understand the use of communication technologies following a break-up. Go ahead and be a part of this study by clicking the link to it! 

  • Econ Course Information Website

    If you are double majoring in Actuarial Science and Economic or you're thinking about it, the Economics Departments has some great new resources to share.

  • Undergraduate Research Week 2017 (April 23 - 29) - Program is Posted!

    During this week of undergraduate research recognition, there will be many events ranging from workshops, research exhibits, and program symposiums. Be sure to try and attend any of these events for a taste of what the research department is getting up to! 

  • Career Connections 4.17.17

    Information sessions, workshops, and plenty more. Be sure to take a look at what the Career Center has planned for the next few weeks! 

  • Business Consulting Experience

    Interested in getting experience using your math skills to consult on a project for a local business?  Consider attending this information night about a great opportunity to do so! 

  • Explore HR/ LER info session

    If you think that you would be interested in hearing and learning about opportunities in Human Resources and Labor Relations, there is an info session coming up that is going to give you everything you need to know! 

  • PowerPoint announcement of Axis Hackathon

    Here is another reminder of the hackathon sponsored by ORMIR/AXIS that is coming up this Sunday (April 9th). If you're not already registered, what are you waiting for! 

  • LAS Majors & Minors Expo - April 12

    The LAS Majors and Minors  Expo is coming up quickly. Be a part of this great chance to see what else the LAS department offers that you may be missing out on! 

  • Volunteers still needed for ICTM high school math contest

    Here is a perfect opportunity to give back to the community while doing something that you're already good at! The department is looking for graders, proctors, and many other positions that still need to be filled. Note that the contest is on May 6th. Click the link for the volunteer sign up list. 

  • Women in STEM Week Mar. 27th-31st

    Please see this posts for some very interesting events this week as part of the Women in STEM week hosted by the Women's Resources Center.

  • AXIS/ORMIR Student Hackathon- Registration Open!

    Think you're good with computers? We already know that insurance is a piece of cake. With these skills it should be no problem for you to win at this hackathon brought to you by AXIS/ORMIR. Registration for this event is now open. Please click the link for more details about the competition. 

  • April Service Programs

    Have you ever thought about giving back to the community? Provided is a link to a ton of service programs going on in the month of April that look incredibly beneficial for anyone looking to serve the less fortunate. 

  • Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition

    Think you're good with statistics? Put that to the test in one of the largest data analytics competitions around. This competition is brought to us by the Illini Statistics Club, more information from them is provided inside...

  • Career Connections 3.14.17

    Another great update from the career center about workshops, job and internship fairs, and much much more! 

  • MBA, LAW, LER and EUC Joint Degree Oppotunities

    MBA, LAW, LER and EUC will be hosting an information session on Monday, March 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm at 2043 BIF to talk about joint degree opportunities. Please share with your students and colleagues.

    Food will be provided.

  • Sunrise Futures - Financial Modeling Competition

    Have those finance classes gotten you interested in financial markets? If so, this finance competition hosted by Sunrise Futures. This competition involves using analytics to optimize regression results. The winning team will earn $1,000, no small amount! See inside for more details. 

  • Deadline to Drop a Course is March 10!

    Dear Future Actuaries,

    This Friday, March 10, is a deadline for three major things:

    ♦ dropping a semester-long course

    ♦ signing up to get Credit/No Credit in an elective course where you'd rather not receive a letter grade

    ♦ petitioning for grade replacement if you're retaking a course where your original grade was C- or lower

    If you need to see an advisor to consider one of these actions, please drop by 313 Altgeld Hall weekdays between 8:30-noon or 1-4:30pm. Click below for more details!

  • [Call for Submissions] Peer Review: The Undergraduate Research Journal

    The Undergraduate Research Journal. Peer Review is an open-access, digital journal published annually. If you have participated in a research based course which engages the university in any sort of way you are encouraged to submit your reflections to the journal.