Exam Prep Workshop, 8/26/20

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We hosted a Zoom meeting to introduce our new president and officers, and answer your questions about the actuarial exams. We discussed what makes these exams so important, and how to best prepare for them.

Resume Workshop, 9/2/20

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We wanted to prepare students for the upcoming career fairs, so we held a workshop to go over the essentials of a great resume. We also opened the discussion for questions, and we offered individual review. We then compiled students’ resumes and put them in a “Resume Book” for companies and recruiters to review ahead of the Actuarial Career Fair.

Guest Speaker: Ryan Wischow of Mutual of Omaha, 9/15/20

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We talked to Mr. Ryan Wischow about his experiences as a recent UMass Alum and as an Actuary at Mutual of Omaha. We discussed what the actuarial profession is all about, how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the insurance industry, and his recommendations for prospective actuaries.

Actuarial Career Fair, 9/22/20

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GIS Beta Chi at UMass Amherst hosted The 12th Annual Actuarial Career Fair, where 18 companies attended, virtually, to meet with students. Students scheduled individual 10-minute meetings to talk with representatives about their company and any open positions.

GIS October Career Fair, 10/20/20

Our National Grand Chapter, Gamma Iota Sigma, is hosting a virtual career fair, open to all students! It takes place on October 20th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Visit gammaiotasigma.org/events to view the list of Sustaining Partners and Annual Conference Sponsors of GIS who may be attending.

Symetra Life Insurance, 10/21/20

On October 21, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, a representative from Symetra Life Insurance Company will be talking about their Actuarial and Data Analytics internship opportunities. Symetra is a United States-based family of companies providing retirement plans, employee benefits, annuities, and life insurance. Their main headquarters is located in Bellevue, Washington. 

The meeting will be divided into 2 halves. The first 30 minutes is going to be dedicated to speaking about Symetra and internship experiences in both the Actuarial and Data Analytics teams and the remaining 30 minutes is going to be open for questions you might have. This meeting is mandatory for GIS members who haven't yet accepted an internship or full-time offer. It is a great opportunity to find out more about the available positions and build connections. Students can check the website for more information about Symetra’s intern program and find the job openings by going to https://www.symetra.com/about-us/careers/internship-program/

Interview Prep Workshop, 10/28/20

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We held an interview workshop to give advice about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to present yourself for your next interview.

Guest Speaker: Athena Higgins of SunLife, 11/12/20

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Athena Higgins, 2018 UMass Actuarial Graduate and Actuarial Analyst at Sun Life Financial, came in via Zoom to gave us a presentation about Sun Life and the Actuarial field. She stuck around for an informal conversation and helped answer our questions.