Past Events

PSTAT BBQ

Come join Join the PSTAT Clubs (Actuarial Assoc., FACTOR, FAME, and Data Science) at Goleta Beach this Saturday for free food and volleyball. We will provide Hawaiian BBQ, beverages, fruit, and snacks. We hope to see you there!

Transportation Options: 7-minute bike ride from the bus loop or 12 minutes via bus (line 11)

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 11:00-12:00 PM

Location: Goleta Beach – 5986 Sandspit Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93117

Link to our Facebook event: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1817292198350741/


Guest Speaker: Lori Weyuker

Come join us as we listen to Lori Weyuker talk about her career as an actuary!  Lori has worked in both pet insurance and for Nationwide Mutual. Her specialties include healthcare predictive modeling, product design and pricing of healthcare insurance, loss-ratio forecasting, actionable healthcare analytics, and strategy. She is a people leader and experienced healthcare actuary. 

Location: Sobel Seminar Room (South Hall 5607F)

Time: 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 3018 

Free snacks provided!

Link to our Facebook Event: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/210298943097201/


Actuarial Hiking

Come and join us for Hiking this Saturday! It’s a great opportunity to make friends while enjoying the mountains and ocean. This is a great opportunity to get involved and to meet new people. WE WILL PROVIDE FREE SNACKS AND LUNCH AT ITSUKI RESTAURANT!!!

We will meet up in the parking lot of Embarcadero Hall at 9:50am
Tips:
1) Weather: Sunny 50-65 degrees.
2) Wear good sneakers and reasonable hiking clothes.
3) Bring the sunscreen.

Date: May 19, 2018 (Sat)

Time: 10am

Location: Ellwood Bluffs & Butterfly Preserve In Goleta

If you want to join, please sign up the carpool sheet below:

https://goo.gl/wBSUwc

Link to our Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1686968328051022/


Guest Speaker: John Alltop

Listen to John Alltop, the chief actuary at CSAC, speak about day to day actuarial work and the general actuarial career while enjoying some free snacks and refreshments.

Date: May 18, 2018 (Fri) 

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Sobel Seminar (SH5607F)

Link to our Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2227960267234476


Actuarial Association Banquet

Come join the Actuarial Association for a night of fine dining and breathing! Everyone invited has already RSVPd, so we hope to see you there!

Date: May 8, 2018 (Tue)

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Mosher Alumni House

Link to Our Facebook Event Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2043084932627768/


SQL de Mayo Workshop 

Data Science at UCSB, Actuarial Association, FACTOR(Female Actuarial Organization), and FAME(Financial Analysis and Management Education) presents our Spring 2018 SQL Workshop on May 5th from 9:30am to 3pm. There will be two parts to our workshop. You can attend either the Part I (Beginner), Part II (Intermediate), or both. 

Date: May 5, 2018 (Sat)

Time: 9:30am-3:00pm

Location: Santa Catalina Linda Vista Room

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1843384179287866/


B-B-B-B-B-B-B-B-B-B-Bowling!

Come take a break from midterms and join the Actuarial Association with a night of friendly bowling! The Association will cover lanes, shoes, balls, and pizza for our members who show up.

Date: May 2, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 9-11pm

Location: Zodo’s – Bowling & Beyond

If you are interested, please RSVP by signing up for our carpool:

https://goo.gl/vYqkpo

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/244114859488817


Actuarial Exam Crash Course

Are you tired of pesky actuarial exams taking all the life out of you? Do you shudder at the mentioning of P, FM, or any other combination of taboo letters? Well then come to the Actuarial Association’s Exam Crash Course Workshop! We will be going over some helpful to tips to study for your exams and then what strategies to implement once taking the exam. We hope to see you there!

Date: Apr 25, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5-6pm

Location: Phelps 1425

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/188542518448262/


Actuary Day

Come join the Actuarial Association at Actuary Day! We are delighted to have 3 distinguished guest speakers attending this year. Dress code is business professional, we hope to see you there!

Date: Apr 20, 2018 (Fri) 

Time: 1-4:30pm

Location: Marine Science Research Building (MSRB) 1302

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/283377145534881/


PRO Unlimited Career Info Session

PRO Unlimited will be hosting an info session about a starting position at their company.

Date: Apr 18, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Sobel (SH5607F)


CAS Webinar

Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career

Professor Janet Duncan will be hosting a viewing party for the CAS Webinar: “Predictive Analytics and Your Actuarial Career”

Date: Apr 17, 2018 (Tue)

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Phelps 1448


Actuarial Association Officer Election

Come attend the Actuarial Association’s officer elections for the 2018-2019 school year! Eat food, listen to some speeches, and then vote. It is fine if you can only show up for part time; the more people that vote, the better.

Date: April 12, 2018 (Thu)

Time: 6pm

Location: Phelps 1160

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/812520738933625/


Spring Welcome Back Meeting

Come back from a nice and relaxing spring break to find out what’s planned for the last quarter of the school year! Also, officer candidates will be attending, so it is a good way to meet your potential officers for next year before the election.

Date: April 4, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5-6:30pm

Location: North Hall 1105

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/987601244732992


VBA Excel Workshop

Do you want to learn the beginnings of VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) while eating some pie? Then come join the Actuarial Association for the last workshop of the Winter Quarter!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Pi Day! Come celebrate with the Actuarial Association at our VBA Excel workshop! We will be in SSMS 1303 from around 5-7 pm. Attached is the workbook that we will be going through:

Winter Excel Workshop (Adv) Raw.xlsx

Date: Mar 14, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5-6:30pm

Location: SSMS 1303

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/491804557881695


Sunday Brunch

Hey guys! Don’t forget that we have a Brunch event this Sunday! If you’re interested in running for an officer position, this will be a great social event to get to know the current officers!

Also, this is a potluck! Feel free to bring any food. You will get reimbursed but please keep it under $30!

Date: Mar 11, 2018 (Sun)

Time: 11am

Location: 6707 Trigo Rd Downstairs

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2024399081156370/


Distinguished Lecture Series with Afsheen Afshar

Chief AI officer at Cerberus

On Wednesday, March 7th, UCSB will be hosting guest speaker Afsheen Afshar for a talk on Data Science. In the morning (10:30-11:50) of that day, there will be a separate panel discussion with the speaker and local companies, and the Actuarial Association can send up to 7 members to attend this talk. Message UCSB Actuarial Assoc if you are greatly interested in this opportunity.

Date: March 7, 2018 (Wed)

Time (Panel Discussion): 10:30-11:50am

Time (Lecture Series): 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Campbell Hall


Coffee Hours with Professors

Come join Professors Pierre-Olivier Goffard and Moritz Voss with a talk over some coffee and snacks. Just a casual conversation about academic or personal experiences as way to get to know your professors better. (The snacks also include pizza!)

Date: Mar 7, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Sobel Seminar (SH 5607F)

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/176052519681361


UC Berkeley Case Competition (Updated)

For those currently participating in the UC Berkeley Case Competition, we will be having a workshop this Thursday at 7 pm in Sobel. Professor Ian and Janet Duncan, along with UCSB Alumni Andrew Mackenzie, will be going over each part of the case. We highly recommend attending if you are struggling with case or need some additional guidance. There will also be pizza!

Date: Feb 29, 2018 (Thu)

Time: 7pm

Location: Sobel Seminar (SH5607F)


Excel Workshop (Intermediate)

Come build upon your Excel skills by attending the Intermediate Workshop! We will be going over more important formulas, techniques, and habits that help build overall Excel skills. Some previous prior knowledge of Excel is recommended (such as attending the Beginner Workshop)

Attached is the workbook that we will be using (a complete version with solutions will be posted after the workshop):

Winter Excel Workshop (Int) Raw.xlsx

Date: Feb 28, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5-7pm

Location: SSMS 1303

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/351921578634660/


Guest Speaker: Hal Pedersen

Come listen to Hal Pedersen talk about his experience as an actuary in the industry and in the classroom. He brings a more Economic-focused view to the Actuarial career.

Date: Feb 13, 2018 (Tue)

Time: 5-6:30pm

Location: Sobel (SH 5607 F)

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/212281466000552/


Bowling Night at Zodo’s

Come join the Actuarial Association at Zodo’s for a fun night of bowling, pizza, and friends! Please sign up for the carpool if you wish to attend:

https://goo.gl/yX8MhP

Date: Feb 7, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 9-11pm

Location: Zodo’s – Bowling & Beyond

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1891050380918775


Coffee Hour with a Professor Drew Carter

Come hang out and grab coffee with professor Drew Carter! We’ll just be hanging out and talking about experience in academia and the work life.

Date: Feb 1, 2017 (Thu)

Time: 4-6pm

Location: Sobel (SH 5607 F)

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/421479758284374/


UCLA Case Competition Review

Come learn about the UCLA case competition experience from the two UCSB teams! We will be talking about what it takes to do a case competition and then present our final projects.

Date: Jan 29, 2017 (Mon)

Time: 6-7:30pm

Location: Girvetz 1115

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2070055863222792


Actuarial BS/MS Info Session

For those interested about the combined BS/MS in Actuarial Science offered at UCSB, come attend this brief meeting in Sobel Seminar (SH 5607F)!

Date: Jan 26, 2018

Time: 3-4pm

Location: Sobel Seminar (SH 5607F)

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/176064139669255/


Board Game Night

Come join the Actuarial Association for a fun night of food and board games! We highly recommend that members involved in the mentor/mentee program attend so that they can meet up with each other for the first time this quarter. However, all members are also welcome!

Date: Jan 25, 2018 (Fri)

Time: 9:30-11:30pm

Location: Student Resource Center (SRB)

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/155336035251458/


Excel Workshop (Beginner)

Come and learn about the basics of Excel! We will start with a brief introduction and work our way up to basic, but important functions. Recommended for people new to Excel or those who need to brush up on the basics

Date: Jan 24, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5-7pm

Location: SSMS 1303

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/177751939496311


Guest Speaker: Larry Stern

Come listen to experienced reinsurance actuary Larry Stern provide helpful insight into his career and actuarial work.

Date: Jan 19, 2018 (Fri)

Time: 3-4:30pm

Location: Sobel Seminar Room (SH 5607F)

Link to Our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/292696597920754/


Welcome Back Meeting

Come to hear about upcoming winter events for the Actuarial Association! Provide suggestions or ask questions about future activities, and then afterward stick around for more info on the mentor/mentee program. (There will also be pizza)

Date: Jan 16, 2018 (Tue)

Time: 6-7pm

Location: South Hall 1431

Link to Our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/528982974134396


Actuaries on Ice

Come to an ice skating event with the Actuarial Association at Ice in Paradise before dead weak starts!

Make sure to sign up for a ride if you don’t have one. We are always looking for volunteer drivers as well. Hope to see you all there!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UFevu8Y-aLrdixUW-9lMPo_MPB81r_NvWwpJHpIZKKg/edit#gid=0

Date: Dec 3, 2017 (Sun)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Ice in Paradise

Link to Our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1619982644800461/


CIG Internship Presentation

CIG (Capital Insurance Group) is a Property and Casualty Insurance Firm located in Monterey, CA. Come and hear about an intern’s summer experience within the CIG Actuarial Services department. There will be cookies.

Date: Dec 1, 2017 (Fri)

Time: 2-3:30pm

Location: GIRV 1112

Link to Our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/154047065350384/


Actuarial Movie Night

Enjoy your time before finals with a movie night! There will be snacks, so come on by the SRB 1st Floor Conference Room. We will be posting a poll for people to vote on the movie.

Please find the movie poll in the link to the Facebook post below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucsbactuary/permalink/10155957049599525/

Date: Nov 29, 2017 (Wed)

Time: 9-11:30pm

Location: Student Resource Center (SRB 1st Floor Conference Room)

Link to Our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2051731015059021/


Excel Workshop (Beginner-Intermediate)

Come attend the UCSB Actuarial Association Excel Workshop for Beginners to Intermediates! We will be going over the basics such as navigating Excel and practicing good habits to learning lookup functions and handling tables.

Date: Nov 17, 2017 (Fri)

Time: 2-3:30pm 

Location: SSMS 1301

Link to Our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/160089944733677/


Farmer’s Text Mining Talk

Come attend a talk from Data Scientist Dan Shoman from Farmer’s Insurance to hear about how text mining is used in the insurance industry!

Date: Nov 13, 2017 (Mon)

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Girvetz 2128

Link to Our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/536785913336398/


Actuarial Basketball

Hey all! We’ll be playing some pick-up basketball from 10-12 on this Saturday at the courts by Rob Gym if anyone wants to join.

Date: Nov 11, 2017 (Sat)

Time: 10-12pm

Location: Robertson Gym (Rob Gym)


Case Studies 

Since we haven’t been able to get keys to Statlab, we will be meeting at Collaborate Media Scape Table 1 on the 1st floor of the library from 2-4 pm!

If you have confusions over what was covered, you should to attend this section. Meet Gala will be going to go over the important formulas. Hope to see you all there!

For more information, please contact Meet Gala (Case Study Coordinator) through Facebook (username: meet.galaa) or email (meet@umail.ucsb.edu)

Date: Nov 5, 2017 (Sun)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Stats Lab, 5th Floor at Graduate Tower (SH 5421)

Please like the post if you’re coming to this Sunday’s meeting:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/993112757493705/permalink/1004140923057555/

If you’ve not joined our Facebook Case Study Group yet, please go to the link below (Request to Join):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/993112757493705/


Bowling Night 

Come join the Actuarial Association with a night of fun at Zodo’s Bowling Alley! Sign up and RSVP as soon as possible so we can get an idea of how money people are showing up.

Date: Nov 1, 2017 (Wed)

Time: 9-11pm

Location: Zodo’s – Bowling & Beyond (5925 Calle Real, Goleta, California 93117)

Since the event is off campus, please also check out the carpooling sheet so we can organize rides:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ggg8eyEoCLprhMBSc1HVApZUayolt_1Uv6IyK7_A9iM/edit#gid=0

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1957833537814241


Case Studies 

We will be projecting member months two years ahead (2018 based on 15-16 experience) please read the section on regional changes in the market in the outline before coming.

For more information, please contact Meet Gala (Case Study Coordinator) through Facebook (username: meet.galaa) or email (meet@umail.ucsb.edu)

Date: Oct 29, 2017 (Sun)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Collaborate Media Scape Table 1 (UCSB Library)

*It is on the ground floor, just before the new building starts, to the right.

Please like the post if you’re coming to this Sunday’s meeting:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/993112757493705/permalink/1000248850113429/

If you’ve not joined our Facebook Case Study Group yet, please go to the link below (Request to Join):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/993112757493705/


Actuarial Course Planning

Come join the Actuarial Association to learn about what classes are needed for exams and graduation! We will also be discussing some coursework and exam changes

Date: Oct 27, 2017 (Fri)

Time: 2-3:30pm

Location: PHELPS 1160

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/126012708113979/


Case Studies 

We will be meeting this Sunday, from 2-4pm in Stats Lab (SH 5421). The link to the Facebook Case Study Group is posted below (Note: Since this is a closed group, you will have to request to join before you can read the posts).

For more information, please contact Meet Gala (Case Study Coordinator) through Facebook (username: meet.galaa) or email (meet@umail.ucsb.edu)

Date: Oct 22, 2017 (Sun)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Stats Lab, 5th Floor at Graduate Tower (SH 5421)

Link to our Facebook Case Study Group (Request to Join):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/993112757493705/


Board Game Night

Hey guys! Come out to the Actuarial Association Board Game Night and have some fun! We’ll be having a lot of board game and snack!

Date: Oct 19, 2017 (Thu)

Time: 8-10pm

Location: 1F Conference Room (SRB)

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/487798938268355/


Case Studies 

For the people who are interested in case studies, We will be having the first meeting organized by Meet Gala (Case Study Coordinator) this Sunday, from 2-4pm in UCSB library (Room 4580). The link to the Facebook Case Study Group is posted below (Note: Since this is a closed group, you will have to request to join before you can read the posts).

Date: Oct 15, 2017 (Sun)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: UCSB Library (Room 4580)

Link to our Facebook Case Study Group (Request to Join):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/993112757493705/


Info Session with Centene and Aon

Come learn about Centene and AON, two more large employers of actuaries! Listen to useful information about the industry and internship opportunities. Dress is Business Casual.

Date: Oct 12, 2017 (Thu)

Time (Centene): 6:30-7:30pm

Time (Aon): 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Theater Dance and West 1701

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1896451573938747


Actuarial Career Fair

Come to the Actuarial Career Fair to meet firms and find internships! Dress Business Professional and bring plenty of resumes. 

Sign-ins for the career fair begin at 10:15 am at Corwin Pavilion and doors open at 11 am. We will be taking a group picture at 10:55 am.

Date: Oct 12, 2017 (Thu)

Time (Member Exclusive): 11am-1pm

Time (Open to ALL Majors): 1:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Corwin Pavillion

Here is a list of paid members who are allowed to enter the Career Fair during exclusive hours:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucsbactuary/permalink/10155837468554525

The list of of companies participating in the career fair can be found below:

https://regulation.pstat.ucsb.edu/sites/ActFair/index2017/employ_linked/list_employ.htm

And remember, the deadline to have your resume in for the Career Fair Booklet is 4 pm on Wednesday, October 4th. You can submit your resumes when you sign up for the career fair at:

https://regulation.pstat.ucsb.edu/…/studentonline_reg_s2.htm

For more information regarding the Actuarial Career Fair, please go to the following link:

http://www.pstat.ucsb.edu/ActFair/ActFair2017.htm

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/174945869748177


Info Session with WTW

Come learn about Willis Towers Watson and Aetna, two large employers of actuaries! Listen to useful information about the industry and internship opportunities. Dress is Business Casual.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Willis Towers Watson info session tonight! Just a recap, they are looking for interns only at their SF and LA offices.

Date: Oct 11, 2017 (Wed)

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/128919157855329


Internship Panel and Mock Interviews

Come to Girvetz 1115 to listen to past interns talk about their work and interview experiences and to ask any questions. At the end, students will participate in mock interviews to simulate situations they might come across in a real interview.

Date: Oct 6, 2017 (Fri) 

Time: 2-4pm

Location: GIRV 1115

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/137259660230957


Deadline for Submitting Resume

Don’t forget to submit your resume when you sign up for the career fair: 

https://regulation.pstat.ucsb.edu/ActFair/index2017/student_linked/studentonline_reg_s2.htm

Resumes must be saved as LastName.FirstName.Resume.pdf, must be only one page, and you must be a member.

Date: Oct 4, 2017 (Wed)

Time: 12pm

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/351323925307410/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

 


Deadline for Dues for Resume Booklet

This is the deadline for students to pay their dues so that their resumes will be included in the booklet that is given out to firms. You can Venmo $30 to “UCSB Actuarial Association (UCSBAA)” with your name, phone numbe, email, and year in school

Date: Oct 3, 2017 (Tue)

Time: 4pm

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1463139807111487/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D


Resume Workshops I & II

If you need any help putting together your resumes for the Actuarial Career Fair, sign up for a time slot and come by Sobel to get some assistance from Faculty and Upper Division students.

Date (Workshop I): Oct 2, 2017 (Mon) 

Date (Workshop II): Oct 3, 2017 (Tue) 

Time: 5-9pm 

Location: Sobel Seminar Room (SH 5607F)

Please let us know if you’re coming by signing up in the google sheet through the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/193nbVuaFhJLsD1kbSR-JxddtPsXkH5QPiH-B1PUb-YE/edit#gid=0

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/847454868747953/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D


Actuarial Association First General Meeting

Kick off the official school year by attending the first general meeting of the Actuarial Association to learn about the upcoming school year and events.

Date: Sep 29, 2017 (Fri)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: HSSB 1174

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1507309056022979


Actuarial Beach Day

Enjoy the warm beaches of Santa Barbara by playing games and getting to know your fellow actuarial students. Don’t forget to bring a towel!

Date: Sep 27, 2017 (Wed)

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Campus Point

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/642535712537120


Actuarial Hangout

Enjoy the Santa Barbara sunshine and explore the beautiful UCSB campus with games and a scavenger hunt

Date: Sep 25, 2017 (Mon)

Time: 1-3pm

Location: UCSB Chem Lawn

Link to our Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/356705134765349