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Actuarial Student Association

WELCOME TO THE ACTUARIAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION AT LSU

The Actuarial Student Association was established to assist students in their study of Actuarial Science and facilitate the communication between students and prospective employers. ASA is also a place for interested students to learn more about the actuarial profession and make informed career decisions. The Actuarial Student Association organizes talks with experienced actuaries and recruiters, study groups for standardized actuarial exams, and general informational meetings.

The Actuarial Student Association is under the advisement of Professor Smolinsky.

MEETINGS

Upcoming meetings:

Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett)David Ellsworth and Gino Pagano from Starmount Life Insurance Company will be visiting. They will host a Q&A on exams and the profession.

Monday November 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett).  Winnie Sloan from Travelers Insurance in St. Paul MN and an LSU alumna will be our guest.

Monday October 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett)Rod Friedy from the Louisiana Dept of Insurance will be our guest.

Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett).  Our first meeting of the semester.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett).  Christopher Mai will be give a presentation on Mixed Probability Distributions. This topic is on the actuarial Exam P/Exam1 syllabus, but it is not covered in Math 3355, probability.

Tuesday April 6, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett).  Dr. J. Shreve from the department of analytics will coming to speak about the graduate program and the field of analytics.

Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett).  We will have a discussion of changes in the concentration requirements and options.

Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (room 321 Lockett).  Winnie Sloan, Travelers Insurance and former ASA president, will speak and answer questions through Skype.  Pizza will be served.

Monday November 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (room 321 Lockett).  presentations by Andrew Crespo and Radha Kumar give presentations on their internships.  Pizza will be served.

Monday November 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (room 321 Lockett).
Frederick Sakon (Tulane University) will be demonstrating the use of ADAPT, an interactive exam preparation tool.   Muffulettas and District Donuts will be served.

Monday October 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (room 321 Lockett).  David Ellsworth and Gino Pagano from Starmount Life Insurance Company will be visiting. They will host a Q&A on exams and the profession. They will also discuss a possible Summer Internship for 2016.  Pizza will be served.

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keisler Lounge (room 321 Lockett).  Our new president, Andrew Crespo, will lead the discussion about preparing for a career as an actuary and planning the fall semester's activities. Pizza will be served.

 

The requirements for the Actuarial Science Concentration have changed as of the 2014 Academic Calendar. Returning students may satisfy the requirements of the catalog they were originally enrolled under. For a list of the new requirements you can access the online catalog or the requirements page of the Math Department Site.

EXAM MATERIAL

Study groups will use manuals from Actex Publications.

OFFICERS

President:  Alaina Chifici

Vice President:  Haiyu 'Jade' Zheng

FACULTY ADVISOR

Lawrence Smolinsky