The Fish Dinner is a fantastic opportunity to network and engage with professionals from the actuarial industry, who attend from all across Canada.
The Fish Dinner is held every October.
INTEREST THEORY STUDY SESSIONS
It is not uncommon that your first actuarial course may be one of the more challenging courses you've taken so far. UMAC holds a study session before each Interest Theory test to better prepare students before writing each upcoming test. This session can help you gauge how prepared you are, as upper year students find test-worthy questions to challenge you with.
Every year, UMAC hosts a case competition where teams have to analyze and present their solutions on an issue related to actuarial work.
Guest judges come in to evaluate each team's action plan, and prizes are awarded for the best solutions!
ACTUARIAL COMPANY INFORMATION SESSIONS
Every September, UMAC members have the opportunity to network and engage with many recruiters from the actuarial industry!
These information sessions are designed for companies to showcase the qualities of their companies, while allowing students to make positive, lasting impressions on employers.
There are many actuaries with very strong resumés from quite a few different universities. To help our UMAC members gain an edge over the competition, we host two workshops led by former UMAC members!
Workshops are held for both R and Excel, two pieces of software used commonly by actuaries.
ACTUARIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE
First year actuarial students may be overwhelmed with information about courses to take, exams to write, and people to meet. UMAC has created this guide as a reference for all the facts a new actuarial student should know. It includes information on UMAC fees, courses that correspond to each actuarial exam, approved calculators, and more.
UMAC offers a mentorship program to help guide students who are beginning their actuarial degree. The actuarial program at our university can be confusing, fast-paced, and even isolating at times. This is where the mentorship program comes in. Through this program, we will assign mentors (usually third and fourth-year students) to newer students. Mentors will share their experiences, help mentees navigate any difficult decisions, and most importantly, be a friendly face to welcome new students into our big friendly actuarial student community.
A new addition that we have worked on for this year has the mentors be paired up with members from the Winnipeg Actuaries’ Club (WAC). WAC members are people who are already working full time in the actuarial field. With this triple pairing, all three of the party’s benefit. The mentee benefits from learning about the actuarial profession, exams, and help getting settled in. The mentor learns further about their work, getting provided assurance that the field is meant for them. Finally, the WAC member gets to develop their leadership and mentorship skills by providing support and advice, all while advertising their excellent companies to prospective future actuaries.