Florida Actuarial Student Society  University of florida

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What does the club do?

Our Objective

To inform students at the University of Florida about the Actuarial Science profession as well as provide an outlet for students to interact with other students interested in the field.  Our goal is to inform those already interested in the field and to attract those students that have never heard of an Actuary.

Our Activities

Company Presentations

Each semester companies visit the University of Florida to recruit students interested in Actuarial Science for internships and/or full-time positions.  The presentations provide students with a great deal of knowledge about each respective company.  They also give students a chance to meet company representatives, which is a great networking opportunity.

Resume/Interviewing Workshops

Each year the club sets up a resume/interviewing workshop with the Career Resource Center (CRC) for our members. This is a chance for new students to learn about the do's and don'ts of creating a resume.  These workshops take place in the beginning of the Fall semester, so members can become more prepared for the interviewing process.

Social Events

We want everyone in the club to have a chance to get to know each other better, and to take some time to relax from studying for all of these exams.  These events will be discussed in the first meeting of each semester.


This is also something new that we are doing.  We are going to try to have at least one fundraising event per school year to raise money for actuarial exam study supplies or fulfill any other club financial need.

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Why join the club?

As a participating member you will gain access to the Study Materials Library and you can post your resume in our Member Directory!

If you think the club is something that you would like to be a part of, then fill out the FASS MEMBER SURVEY and email it to the Secretary (email is at the bottom of the survey).  Also, make sure you are either in our group (UF Actuaries) on facebook.com, or that you are on our listserv so you can begin receiving information about our meetings.

We look forward to meeting you!!

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How do I join?

Start by filling out our FASS Member Survey each semester and email it to the Secretary (email is at the bottom of the survey), then just put yourself on the actuary list-serve, or if you have a Facebook.com account, you can add our group "UF Actuaries."  Joining us on facebook will help you get even more involved through our discussion board, updates, event flyers, and meeting other members in the group.  The same messages are sent out to facebook and the listserv.  We will keep you updated on speakers that are coming to visit and any meetings that we will be having either to form study groups or to discuss anything that the actuary group as a whole would like to discuss. Also, check back at this website for updates! We will post any new events up on the website under the Club Calendar.  The meetings are open to the public, so come check us out! Remember the club is run by you, the members. So get active and get on your way to becoming an Actuary!!!

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What companies have visited the club?

Fall 2011/Spring 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Aon Hewitt
AvMed Health Plans

Fall 2010/Spring 2011
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Rollins Analytics

Fall 2007/Spring 2008



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

WellCare (click here to view their presentation)


New York Life


Fall 2006/Spring 2007



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

Allstate  (click here to view their presentation)

WellCare (click here to view their presentation)

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What is an Actuary?

The future is full of uncertainty. Some of the events that can happen are undesirable. "Risk" is the possibility that an undesirable event will occur. Actuaries are experts in:

  • evaluating the likelihood of future events,

  • designing creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events,

  • decreasing the impact of undesirable events that do occur.

  • The impact of undesirable events can be both emotional and financial. Reducing the likelihood of these events helps relieve emotional pain. But some events, such as death, cannot be totally avoided. So, reducing their financial impact is very important. Actuaries are the leading professionals in finding ways to manage risk. It takes a combination of strong analytical skills, business knowledge and understanding of human behavior to design and manage programs that control risk.

    Actuaries love what they do. Their work is intellectually challenging and they are very well-paid. Actuaries are key players in the management team of the companies that employ them. In a fast-changing world, with new risks and the need for ever-more creative ways to tackle them, there is the constant opportunity for personal and professional growth in an actuarial career, and the pleasure of life-long learning. Most actuaries work in a pleasant environment, alongside other professionals, and enjoy the respect of their peers.

    This is why the actuarial profession has consistently been rated as one of the top five jobs in the United States according to Jobs Rated Almanac.

    See the The Actuarial Profession PowerPoint from soa.org!

    Read this informative overview of the profession from Sloan Career Cornerstone Center!

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