Who We Are

Bruin Actuarial Society serves as the undergraduate student organization associated with the Actuarial Program at UCLA. Led by our board of officers, comprised of undergraduate students, we host events throughout the school year to develop our members academically, socially and professionally. We also maintain the Actuarial Program's connections with insurance and actuarial consulting firms and keep our members updated on internship and career opportunities.

BAS hosts the Actuarial Program's largest events of each year, including our Annual Career Fair in the fall, Actuarial Case Competition in the winter, and Spring Banquet. Our Career Fair is one of the largest in the nation, with over twenty firms attending annually. In addition, we host firm representatives for information sessions, resume workshops and mock interviews, professionalism workshops, and technical workshops to teach programming skills. 

Prospective students and firms interested in building connections with UCLA actuaries, always feel free to contact us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com

Fall Quarter Events

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The first of three Excel Workshops will be on Thursday, November 30th from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM in MS 6627. This workshop will teach members introductory excel skills, including IF statements, VLOOKUP, and PivotTables.

Many actuarial internships and jobs will expect applicants to have these basic skills. The knowledge will be useful for members who will participate in the Case Competition, to be held early next quarter. Workshops II and III will follow in late-Winter Quarter.

Please RSVP here.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Thu., November 30th, 2017
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Dress Code: Casual
Please download the workshop file here. The answers are available here.

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Following the great success of Week 7's P&C Workshop, we are hosting our first-ever Health Insurance Workshop. Part I, featuring our alumnus Lorenz Glaza from Kaiser Permanente, aims to demonstrate basic actuarial principles in pricing health insurance and how material learned in class and for exams apply to real-life work. In particular, this workshop will demonstrate the use of mathematical and actuarial principles from the following courses and exams in pricing health insurance.

Probability (Exam P) & Statistics/Construction of Actuarial Models (Exam C)
  • Construction of claim probability distributions
  • Calculating probabilities of hitting deductibles/out-of-pocket maximums using various discrete models
Numerical Analysis / Linear Algebra (Math 151, 33A, and 115A)
  • Regression analysis / Data fitting / Least-squares method
  • Matrix / Vector math
Life Contingencies (Exam MLC) / Financial Mathematics (FM)
  • Present value
  • Single decrement models
  • Financial modeling with Return on investments / Amortization of costs

This event will be on Monday, November 27th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in MS 6229. Please RSVP here. As usual, please dress business casual if you wish to speak to Mr. Glaza.

After the workshop, we will have this year's first Dinner with an Actuary at BJ's in Westwood, part of a long-running series of dinners that BAS hosts where members can get to know an actuary over a meal in Westwood. Four members, one from each class, will be selected at random for dinner with Mr. Lorenz Glaza from those who request consideration through the RSVP form.

Location: MS 6229
Date: Mon., November 27th, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dress Code: Business Casual
You can now find the slideshow here


Bruin Actuarial Society and the Undergraduate Mathematics Students Association are hosting a Maths-giving Dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving! The event will be on Monday, November 20th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the SMC (MS 3974). If you can attend, please RSVP here by Sunday at noon.

We'll be providing food fit for a holiday feast, with main courses and dessert, and vegetarian and vegan options! This is a great chance for you to get to know people in both clubs a little better. We'll take some time to play games like Thanksgiving-edition trivia, with prizes for the winners.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be collecting canned and other non-perishable food items to donate to the CPO Food Closet in SAC. A donation is not required to attend, but we strongly recommend everyone consider sharing the joy this holiday season if they can.

Location: MS 3974
Date: Mon., November 20th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dress Code: Casual

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Is a future in P&C right for you? Come find out!

We are extremely excited to present a wonderful new opportunity for members to learn about the Property & Casualty field, the mathematics behind basic pricing and reserving, and two fantastic companies, Oliver Wyman and Farmers Insurance. Our P&C Workshop will be on Tuesday, November 14th from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM in MS 6627.

Two UCLA alumni, a consulting actuary at OW and an insurance actuary at Farmers, will be presenting real-life work, complete with discussion of pricing models and reserving techniques. They will also briefly present opportunities at their respective firms. We strongly encourage both underclassmen exploring the actuarial industry and upperclassmen looking to learn about the day-to-day work of both consulting and insurance P&C actuaries to attend this special event.

Please RSVP here by Wednesday, November 13th at noon. Please dress business casual if you wish to speak to the presenters or present a resume.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Tue., November 14th, 2017
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Dress Code: Business Casual
You can now find the slideshow here.

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We all know that analytical and technical skills are necessary to become a successful actuary, but good interpersonal skills are also essential. Please join us for our Communication and Teamwork Workshop on Thursday, November 9th in the Student Math Center (MS 3974) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. We will participate in fun group activities that will sharpen your communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.

Location: MS 3974 (SMC)
Date: Thu., November 9th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dress Code: Casual

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Another one of our Professional Development workshops, specifically our Interview Workshop, will be held this Thursday, 11/2 from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM in MS 6627. Dress code casual.

We will be covering the following topics:

  • Types of interviews (Phone, Webcam, In-person, and On-site) and how each one is different
  • Preparing for an interview: what and how to research
  • Types of interview questions and how to approach them

We highly recommend everyone to attend as interviewing is a necessary skill to have when you are in search of an internship or a full time job. Please RSVP here if you would like to attend.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Thu., November 2nd, 2017
Time: 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Dress Code: Casual
You can now find the slideshow here.

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Recruiting season may already be in full swing, but that does not mean it is too late to polish those resumes! It may be no secret that most recruiters spend on average less than 10 seconds looking at each resume, so let us help your resume stand out. This event will take place this Thursday, October 26th, at 6:15pm in MS 6627.

Please RSVP here by Thursday at noon. This will be a casual dress event. Additionally, if you want feedback on your resume, bring a few copies, and officers can look over them.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Casual
You can now find the slideshow here.

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Happy Week 3! We will be having our annual Mentorship Mixer this Thursday, 10/19 at MS 3974 (Student Math Center) from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. This year, each officer and experienced senior will be taking 5-6 students as mentees.

We highly recommend this event to underclassmen and transfers, as it is a great way for you to connect with officers and experienced seniors. Your mentors will serve as a resource for you to learn more about the steps you should be taking as a UCLA student to pursue a career in the actuarial field. If you are interested in becoming a mentee, please sign up here. Please also print TWO copies of this info sheet, fill them out with your information, and bring them to the mixer.

Seniors: If you would like to become a mentor, please email us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com as soon as possible. We would really appreciate your help!

Location: MS 3974 (SMC)
Date: Thu., October 19th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dress Code: Casual

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Our annual Freshman / International Student Workshop is coming up on Tuesday, October 17th, from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM in MS 6627. The first hour, from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM, will be the Freshman Workshop, followed by a 15-minute break, and the second hour, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, will be the International Student Workshop. If you will attend either or both workshops, please RSVP here by noon on Sunday, October 15th.

The Freshman Workshop will first cover an introduction to the actuarial career, a guide to UCLA coursework, and a brief overview of actuarial exams. We will discuss the skills employers are looking for, present some steps to make yourself a strong candidate, and walk through the steps of professional networking. This workshop is by no means restricted to freshmen; we strongly recommend all first-years, first-year transfer students, and any students new to the actuarial field to attend.

The International Student Workshop will cover how international students can best be prepared for recruitment, an introduction to work authorization requirements, salary reporting and taxes, and recent developments with H1-B visa reform.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Tue., October 17th, 2016
Freshman Portion: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Int'l Portion: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dress Code: Casual
Slides available here: Freshman/Intl

car dashboard

CSAA, an insurance group that covers more than 20 percent of the San Francisco Bay Area's drivers, is hosting an info session this Monday, October 16th from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM in MS 6627. Stop by to learn more about one of Northern California's largest automobile and homeowner insurers! Please RSVP here by noon on Sunday, October 15th, and remember to dress business casual if you wish to speak to the firm representatives.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Monday, October 16th, 2017
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Business Casual

car speedometer

Liberty Mutual Insurance, a leading global insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world, will be holding an information session on Wednesday, 10/11 from 6:15pm to 7:15pm in MS 6627. At the information session you will learn more about Liberty Mutual's open internship positions for the upcoming summer.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2016
Time: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Dress Code: Business Casual

stack of coins

Fidelity Investments, one of the most diversified financial services companies in the world, will be hosting an information session this Tuesday, 10/10 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in MS 6627. Come learn about the actuarial and consulting internship and full-time positions available in the Fidelity Benefits Consulting group.

Location: MS 6627
Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Business Casual

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We are proud to bring you our Tenth Annual Bruin Actuarial Society Career Fair! This event will take place on Monday, Oct 9th, 2017, in Ackerman Grand Ballroom from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Some of the biggest names in the insurance and consulting industries will be there in one of the largest actuarial career fairs in the country. Everyone, including freshmen and first-year transfer students, is strongly encouraged to attend.

In order to attend the Career Fair, you will have to meet ALL four of the following requirements:

  1. Be a Paid Member - See below.
  2. Attend one of the Career Fair Preparation Workshops on either Monday, Oct. 2nd or Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Sign up for a date when you register for the Fair below.
  3. Register here for the Career Fair by Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at noon. Deadline strictly enforced.
  4. Be dressed in business professional, strictly enforced for the Career Fair.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a resume for our resume book by tonight!

Employers looking to participate in this event can contact us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com

Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Date: Mon., October 9th, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Business Formal
RSVP Required
Review the Prep. Workshop slides here.

willis towers watson logo

Willis Towers Watson, a global risk management, brokerage, and advisory company and long-time supporter of Bruin Actuarial Society, will be hosting an info session this Thursday, October 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in MS 5200. Come learn about the internship and full-time positions available in health & benefits consulting and retirement consulting (actuarial and non-actuarial). If you would like to attend this info session, please RSVP here. If you are unable to attend, our Career Fair is another great opportunity for you to interact with their representatives.

Location: MS 5200
Date: Thu., October 5th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Business Casual

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We hope everyone's first week of school went well! Thanks to everyone who joined us at our First General Meeting. You can review the slides here .

Reviewing what we discussed today, you can become a paid member of BAS if you are a UCLA student or alumnus. You will need to (1) pay $40 for annual membership and then (2) fill out the Membership Form.

You can pay in cash at a BAS event or next week's office hours, with times TBD, by Venmo @bruinactuarialsociety, or through PayPal online at the bottom of this site. You will need your receipt number if you paid in cash, your Venmo handle, or the email address associated with your PayPal account to complete the Membership Form. Paid members not already on our mailing list will be added as they complete this process.

people having a conversation

We know you're all excited for our first event of the school year: First General Meeting! The event will be this Friday, September 29th, at 6:00 PM in Boelter 3400. We'll go over our events schedule for this quarter, updates to the FAM major and SOA/CAS exam requirements, and other topics! Your first opportunity to pay for membership, which is required for our upcoming career fair, will be at this event. Come out for free food, and get to know your fellow aspiring actuaries!

You can now review the slides here .

Location: Boelter 3400
Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dress Code: Casual

Summer Announcements

views of the Royce Hall fresco, MS 4000 lecture hall, and Royce Hall

We are now collecting resumes from our members for our 2017 Resume Book. This book will be presented to all firms attending the Tenth Annual Bruin Actuarial Society Career Fair, to be held in October, as well as to actuarial firms that request it for recruitment purposes.

If you would like your resume to be included, please attach it in PDF format to an email sent to bruinactuaries@gmail.com with the subject line "Resume Book Submission" by Friday, September 29th.

All resumes must:

  • Be in PDF format
  • Not exceed one page. Beware of blank pages at the end of PDFs!
  • Be free of spelling and grammatical errors
  • Those that do not follow these rules will have to be excluded from the book. If you need guidance as you finalize your resume, you can consult last year's Resume Workshop PowerPoint presentation.

Deadline to submit a resume: Fri., Sept. 29th at 11:59 PM.

In continuation of preparation for the career fair and recruiting season, we will be holding mock phone interviews from Tuesday, September 12th to Friday, September 15th. Each mock phone interview will be conducted by two BAS officers, and the interview will last for approximately 30 minutes (20 minutes for the interview and 5-10 minutes for feedback).

Please RSVP here by this Sunday, September 10th, and leave your phone number in the comment box when you are signing up. If you do need to cancel, you can do so on the website. We will open up more time slots if all of the time slots fill up.

Deadline to sign up for an interview: Sun., Sept. 10th at 11:59 PM.

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In preparation for our Career Fair and fall recruitment, BAS will once again be holding our annual Virtual Resume Critique over the next few weeks. All BAS current members can now submit their resumes and have them read and critiqued by a BAS officer.

To participate, please email bruinactuaries@gmail.com with the subject line "Virtual Resume Critique: [Insert Name]" and have your resume attached in Word Document format by Sunday, September 3rd. For example, Joe Bruin would have the subject line "Virtual Resume Critique: Joe Bruin". Your resume will be reviewed by a BAS officer and returned with comments.

Just like a resume submission to an actual company for an entry-level position, please be sure that your resume is free of spelling and grammatical errors and that your resume does not exceed one page.

We hope to be of assistance for you for the upcoming recruiting period!

Deadline to submit a resume:
Sun., Sept. 3rd

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It has always been the mission of the UCLA Financial Actuarial Program to give students the skills and knowledge to succeed as actuaries in the industry. As the actuarial field evolves, this university's courses will follow. Important changes are being made to existing courses, and new courses are on the horizon. Visit our Actuarial Courses page for information about these changes.

Students with questions about the curriculm can contact the Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Student Affairs at ugrad@math.ucla.edu.


Math 176, a two-unit P/NP course, is returning this Fall Quarter. Acquire the skills and confidence to:

  • Effectively present technical and non-technical material
  • Hook your audience
  • Ace interviews
Comments from Spring 2017 students:
  • “Really a useful course …. I’m glad that I chose to take it”
  • “I like how this class ‘forced’ students to go up there and give a public speech”
  • “It’s a necessity in the long run”
And, from a 2012 graduate:
  • “Communication is one of the most critical soft skills that everyone needs to succeed … I wish the class was offered when I was there”

BAS members who enroll and maintain good standing through the quarter will have the opportunity to attend the Dinner with an Actuary of their choice. Enroll today at MyUCLA!

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Missed out on the 2016-2017 highlights of BAS?

You can now review the 2016-2017 school year in our "Year In Review Newsletter" here .

Spring Quarter Events

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As we conclude the 2016-17 school year here at UCLA, we would like to thank you for being on our mailing list this year. We hope it kept you updated on all of the happenings at BAS.

We will continue to use email as our main method of communication with people interested in our events. We will have a new mailing list for the 2017-18 school year. If you would like to continue receiving emails from BAS, please fill out the form here. For those who do not fill out the form, you will no longer receive emails from us.

As a reminder, being on our mailing list is not equivalent to being a paid member. To become a paid member, please come out to our Fall Quarter events!

Congratulations to all of our graduating members!


UnitedHealthcare will be holding an information session this Thursday, May 11th at 6:00pm. Though midterms are in full swing, come out to learn about an actuarial career in the health insurance industry and to network with UnitedHealthcare actuaries about their entry-level opportunities. Food will be provided.

Date : Thu., May 11th, 2017
Event Time : 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location : MS 6627


If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to practice your communication skills, to improve your interview skills, and to enhance your presentation skills, the Math Department still has PTE numbers available for MATH 176: Communication for Actuarial Students.

Giving presentations will be essential for most of us after graduation. Being an excellent presenter can have an enormous impact on your career. MATH 176 provides the opportunity to learn and practice speaking and presenting in a friendly, low-pressure environment. Moreover, it will also help you become a successful speaker in the future.

If you are concerned about being behind in the curriculum, Professor Caine will hold a special session to help new students catch up with the material.

Interested students should visit the Department of Mathematics office at MS 6356!


Come out to Sunset Rec this weekend! We will enjoy delicious food and split into teams to play mini games from the hit show Minute to Win It. This event is a great opportunity to have fun, bond with fellow BAS members, and relieve some Week 4 midterm stress.

Date : Sun., April 23th, 2017
Event Time : 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location : Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
RSVP : Here


BAS will host an Internship Essentials Workshops on Thursday! This event will feature a panel of speakers comprised of people who have held actuarial internships in the fields of health, retirement, P&C and non-traditional actuarial work. Come hear about their experiences, and get some tips on how to start your internship search and, if you already have an internship for the summer, how to make the most out of your time at the company!

Date : Thu., April 20th, 2017
Event Time : 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location : MS 6627
RSVP : Here

introduction to soa and cas

BAS Officers will be holding a workshop - Introduction to the Society of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society this Wednesday April 12th, at 6:00 PM, in MS 6627. If you want to learn more about these two different societies, and various tracks that these two societies offer, please RSVP, and we'll see you there!

The slideshows from the workshops are now available! Click to download the SOA section and the CAS section of the workshop.

Date : Wed., April 12th, 2017
Event Time : 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location : MS 6627
RSVP : Here

spring banquet

We are proud to announce that our 2017 Spring Banquet will take place on May 1st, 2017, in Carnesale Commons Palisades Room at 6:00 PM.

Why should I attend the Spring Banquet? Networking is essential for all actuarial students because of the tight-knit nature of the profession; therefore, the better you know the firm representatives, and the better they know you, the higher the chance you will receive an internship or full-time opportunity. At this event, you will have the chance to meet firm representatives, employees, UCLA alumni, BAS sponsors, and the UCLA Math Department Faculty. We will introduce new BAS officers for next year as well.

How can I register for this event? The sign-up sheet is here. You will have until Thursday, April 20th, 11:59PM to sign up without paying a late fee. You will need to signup AND pay the banquet fee in order to attend.


  • Through PayPal
    If you are a paid member, you can pay the $10 banquet fee via here. If you are NOT a paid member, you can pay the $25 banquet fee via here.
  • Through Venmo
    You can also pay us through VENMO if that is easier. Our account is bruinactuarialsociety.
  • By Cash
    Finally, we will have office hours in MS 2354 during Week 3 (Exact hours TBA) if you prefer to pay by cash, or you can find one of the officers at our events to pay.

Date : Mon., May 1st, 2017
Check-In Time : 5:45pm to 6:00pm
Event Time : 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location : Carnesale Commons Palisades Room
Attire : Business Casual (strictly enforced)
Sign-up : here (please be sure to pay the banquet RSVP fee as well)

Winter Quarter Events

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We are pleased to announce that Bruin Actuarial Society is looking for individuals interested in serving as officers for the 2017-18 school year! As an officer, you will be able to put your passion into action, working with our team to improve and grow the club while strengthening your professional network. Officers will be chosen in Spring Quarter from a pool of interns. Details regarding Bruin Actuarial Society's Internship and the application process for Internship follow.


Interns will join the current officers in planning club meetings, events and activities to learn how BAS is operated internally. Ultimately, outstanding interns will become the 2017-2018 Officers, to be selected in May.


As a BAS Intern, you will

  • Enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Improve your people-management, time-management, delegation and organizational skills
  • Gain valuable experience planning and coordinating events

As a BAS officer, you will

  • Network with employers and alumni
  • Help guide the direction of BAS
  • Expand your knowledge of actuarial science with real-world applications
  • Must be a paid member of BAS
  • Must be proactive and passionate about improving the club
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and leading events
  • Must be a good communicator
  • MUST graduate in June 2018 or later
Positions and Descriptions

The two interns who are invited to become Officers will fill the following positions: Corporate Liaison (2):

  • Maintain communication with all firm contacts
  • Expand the roster of professional contacts

Please email us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com with your resume attached as a PDF and fill out the application here. Both are due on Friday, March 3rd at 11:59 PM. We will contact selected candidates to interview after the application deadline. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get more involved with BAS! We look forward to receiving your application.

Due Date: Fri., March 3rd, 2017

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Are you still wondering what an actuary is and does on a daily basis? Do you like to receive an opportunity to talk to alumni, who have been through this journey? Now's your chance to find out! We will have a panel of UCLA graduates here to answer your questions about the field and share their stories of how they ended up in their positions today.

Moreover, there will be delicious food! Alumni are some of the best people to talk to; they are still firm reps, but they are also super nice :) Please dress Business Casual.

Location : Collins Alumni Conference Room in James West Alumni Center (across from Ackerman Union)
Date : Wed., March 8th, 2017
Time : 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Dress Code : Business Casual

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Are you interested in the P&C Industry? Interested in learning more about the consulting field? Please join us next Tuesday at 6:00 PM, in MS 6627 in welcoming Oliver Wyman, a P&C consulting firm based in Downtown Los Angeles. They will be collecting resumes for potential summer positions so please bring a copy if you are currently looking. Hope to see you all there!

Location: MS 6627
Date: Tue., March 7th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code: Casual

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We will host a two-part workshop in Microsoft Access and SQL during Weeks 5 and 6 on the following dates:
Part 1: Thursday, February 9th at 6:15 PM in MS2000 (PIC Lab)
Part 2: Thursday, February 16th at 6:15 PM in MS2000 (PIC Lab)

To RSVP, please complete the Google Form here. We will be using the PIC Lab computers, which require a username and password, for the workshops. If you are not currently enrolled in a PIC class, please complete the PDF form here and send it as an attachment to bruinactuaries@gmail.com. A PIC account will be created for you!

What is Access/SQL?

Microsoft Access is a Microsoft Office application for database management. Users can process large quantities of data, as well as create forms and reports. Actuaries are increasingly using Access to store data on their policyholders and on claims. SQL is Structured Query Language, a language used to communicate with databases and query information.

The workshop notes are available here, and the workshop Access file is available here.

Location : MS 2000 (PIC Lab)
Part 1 : Thursday, February 9th
Part 2 : Thursday, February 16th
Time : 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Dress Code : Casual
RSVP : See text to the left.

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We will be holding a two-hour Excel workshop this upcoming Thursday, Feb. 2nd, in MS 6627. It will be a two-part program with the first part from 6:00-7:00PM. At this workshop, we will cover the basic Excel functions such as IF statements, VLOOKUP, and pivot tables. The second part of this program will take place from 7:00-8:00PM. This program will be a more in depth look with information on VBA and creating macros.

Excel skills are very important in the actuarial field, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity! Remember to bring a laptop that has the Microsoft Excel installed.

The workshop documents are available here

Location : MS 6627
Date : Thu., February 2nd, 2017
Time : 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dress Code : Casual

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CSAA will be holding another information session next Tuesday, Jan. 24th, in MS 6627, at 6:00 PM. This is a terrific opportunity for you to come out and connect with the firm representatives since CSAA is currently looking for candidates for the upcoming summer. Also, Chick-Fil-A will be served. If you would like to, please feel free to bring a couple copies of your resume as well.

Location : MS 6627
Date : Tue., January 24th, 2017
Time : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dress Code : Casual

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Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the case competition! You all have done a terrific job! Even if you did not make it to the final round, we hope that this experience was valuable in working together as a team, practicing both analytical and communication skills, and providing a glimpse as to what an actuary really does.

We would like to invite all the teams and members to come and spectate the final round tomorrow evening (Jan. 19th), starting at 6:00 PM, which will also include a team from UC Santa Barbara. You will get the opportunity to network with the firm representatives as well as the students from UCSB at the end of the event.

No need to sign up, but please do dress business casual.

Final Round
 Location: Kerckhoff Grand Salon
 Date: Thu., Jan. 19th, 2017
 Time: 6:00 PM

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Welcome back to the new year!

To start off the winter quarter, we are happy to announce our upcoming Fifth Annual UCLA Actuarial Case Competition, which was generously provided by Molina Healthcare. This is one of the best chances to learn more about the actuarial career and practice professional skills. In addition, the outstanding teams will have the opportunity to present in front of various firm professionals, which will be a big plus for recruiting.

The following are the rules:

  1. BAS Paid Member - You can access here to pay online if you have not paid yet, or you can pay in cash at the kickoff meeting
  2. Each team will have four members, and at least two of the members must be underclassmen.
  3. Only one of the team members is required to attend the kick-off meeting, which will be on January 10th at 6:00 PM in MS 6627.
The kick-off meeting will give an introduction presentation about our case competition, offer insight from past BAS Case Competition winners, and allow you to officially form and sign up the team for the competition.

If you need to find teammates, please list your information here.

Employers looking to participate in this event can contact us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com

 Location: MS 6627
 Date: Tue., Jan. 10th, 2017
 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Getting Started

Are you a new freshman or first-year transfer student interested in a career as an actuary? Here's how to get started with Bruin Actuarial Society.

  • Sign up for our email list. Fill out this form
  • Like us on Facebook and add us on LinkedIn to stay updated on social media
  • Review our Actuarial Handbook , published and updated every year.
  • Become a paid member by speaking to one of our officers at an event.
Thanks to our Sponsor
Bruin Actuarial Society


Membership in Bruin Actuarial Society is available to all UCLA students and grants access to all BAS events and programs, including Career Fair, Case Competition, and Spring Banquet. Membership is required to attend workshops and other events, as well as to submit a résumé for our Virtual Résumé Critique. Students are able to sign up and pay for membership at any of our events, including our First General Meeting. Membership is also available to UCLA alumni. For more information, visit our membership page

Contact BAS: Email us at bruinactuaries@gmail.com

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