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Students and Actuarial Candidates Invited to Apply for a 2019 OLA Travel Award to Attend an Upcoming Conference!

The Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) will be sending students and actuarial candidates to four events this year. Students are invited to apply through OLA's website. Dates below are inclusive of travel days.

OLA will cover the following costs: Air Travel, Lodging, and registration fees. Some meals will be provided.

At each event, an OLA board member will attend the conference with you, providing a direct link to their actuarial and industry network. These events will allow you to learn more about the insurance industry and give you an opportunity to speak to a number of different actuaries about their work. ALPFA and GIS also have career fairs as part of their conference.

This is one application for all 4 events - the deadlines for each one are listed below.

SOA Health Meeting
June 23-25, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Winners will be notified by June 7, 2019

The Health Meeting is an annual meeting for actuaries practicing in health insurance, and has attendance of about 1,000 actuaries. You will have the opportunity to network with OLA students, members and leaders. You will attend the Candidate Connect Day that the SOA plans for students; and have an opportunity to network with actuaries at this conference.

ALPFA - Association of Latino Professionals for America
August 2-6, 2019
Nashville, TN
Deadline: June 15, 2019
Winners will be notified by July 2, 2019

The ALPFA conference has over 50 companies in attendance, including about 10 from the insurance industry.

At the ALPFA convention you will attend workshops hosted by different companies. There will also be opportunities to network with individuals at those companies as well as Latinos working in other industries. Companies are interviewing for internship and full time positions for 2020.

CAS Casualty Loss Reserving Seminar (CLRS)
September 16-18, 2019
Austin, TX
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Winners will be notified by August 28, 2019

CLRS is a conference for actuaries whose main work is setting reserves for insurance liabilities. The attendance is around 500 actuaries. You will have the opportunity to network with OLA students, members and leaders. You will attend the Student Day that the CAS plans for students; and have an opportunity to network with actuaries at this conference.

GIS - Gamma Iota Sigma
September 25-28, 2019
Dallas, TX
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Winners will be notified by August 28, 2019

GIS is a Risk Management fraternity that is tied very closely to the insurance industry. You will attend workshops on a number of topics aimed at college students. You will network with actuaries attending the conference, and be able to participate in the career fair - where companies are recruiting for internships and full time positions for 2020. In 2018, there were over 20 companies that hire entry level actuaries.