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Actuarial Club’s Strong Start to the Year

By Actuarial Club President Josh Lange, AY 2023-2024

November 27, 2023

The Actuarial Club kicked off the year in the right direction with a brand-new social media initiative called “Where Were Madison Actuaries?” We collected internship information across 11 different states, 18 cities, and 28 companies to showcase where our members were over the last summer.

Map showing location of summer 2023 internships for actuarial students

With everyone back in Madison, we’ve started the school year very strong from a numbers perspective. Compared to last fall, we’ve seen a 33% increase in attendance at our first four employer presentations and a 47% increase in attendance at our first two social events. The club is also making a push for volunteering events, increasing its fall volunteering events from three to five this semester.

This year the club added a new officer position: Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. By ensuring a positive and inclusive club culture, we hope to further develop a community where everyone feels welcome at club events. Common Thread Actuarial Gatherings (led by the VP of DEI) and Lessons in Life and Leadership are also going strong this semester. These events continue to connect students beyond the classroom and traditional club events.

The Actuarial Club has witnessed an exciting development this semester, as students have discovered a newfound interest in playing Bananagrams in the Leadership & Involvement Lounge after class. This casual word game has provided an enjoyable way for members to unwind and socialize, fostering a sense of camaraderie within the club. It’s become a popular pastime, further strengthening the tight-knit community for which the Actuarial Club is known.

Other exciting developments include the expansion of our intramural sports teams and mentorship program. This semester we have intramural sports teams in basketball (A & B divisions) and futsal (B division). Compared to last fall, we have ten more mentorship participants, representing a 19% increase in the program.

There are many ways to measure success. Any way we measure it, the Actuarial Club has started strong this year.