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Actuaries Hold First Ever Career Fair

Society of Actuaries

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The first Actuarial Careers Information Fair sponsored by the joint Committees on Career Encouragement and Minority Recruiting of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 27, at the Washington, D.C. Hilton & Towers. The event is in conjunction with the SOA Annual Meeting, Oct. 26-29.

The event is a full afternoon of exhibits, demonstrations, and information sessions for those with little or no knowledge of the profession. All mathematics, finance, and economics professors from the Washington, D.C. area, as well as high school guidance counselors, are invited. Professors and counselors may also invite a limited number of qualified students to attend. There is no cost, but space is limited. Contact Linda Heacox (847/706-3528; lheacox@soa.org) to make reservations.

"Actuary" has been rated the best job in America in the last two editions of Jobs Rated Almanac. The fair is intended to acquaint attendees with the actuarial profession, the basics of the SOA/CAS education and examination system, appropriate courses to take in school, skills necessary for a successful career, job responsibilities of an actuary, available minority scholarships, the job outlook, Web resources, and to allow attendees to meet working professionals and actuarial students.

A limited number of company sponsorships -- ranging from a $50 program sponsor to a $5,000 lunch sponsor -- is available. Contact Cecilia Green (847/706-3561; cgreen@soa.org) for details.

The Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society are international membership, educational, and research organizations whose 20,000 members practice primarily in the fields of insurance, worker's compensation and liability, pensions, employee benefits, and investments.

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