Midwest Actuarial Student Conference 2019


What is MASC 2019?

The Midwest Actuarial Student Conference (MASC) was created in 2013 to give students pursuing a career in the actuarial field a chance to learn about the different perspectives and disciplines within the occupation while offering companies the opportunity to network with students. MASC 2019 will be held September 13-14th at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center located at 8 Traders Circle Normal, IL, 61761. The committee planning the MASC consists of Actuarial Students at Illinois State University:

Chair: Matt Kaufman Senior

Corporate Liaison: Charlie Jenkins Senior

Volunteer Coordinator: Henry Haase Junior

Secretary: Sam Heil Senior

Treasurer: Nathan Schuele Junior

General Officer: Mark Murdoch Senior

Actuarial Club President: Scott Damery Senior

Here is a tentative itinerary for our conference:

Friday Night - September 13th

        • 5:00 pm - Brief sign-in location TBD
        • 5:30 pm - Campus tours of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. and State Farm

Saturday - September 14th

        • 8:00 am - Breakfast
        • 9:00 am
            • Different Actuarial Roles - a panel featuring three actuaries working in different roles. Presentation includes a Q & A session
            • Networking Session 1
        • 10:00 am
            • Internship and New Hire tips - best tips to make the best first impression you can with an employer
            • Networking Session 2
        • 11:00 am
            • How to Study - features best studying tips from some industry experts
            • Networking Session 3
        • Noon - Lunch break featuring a presentation from CAS and SOA representatives with Q & A to follow
        • 1:30 pm
            • P&C Modeling - a modeling expert from Pinnacle Actuarial Resources will share some insights into the field of modeling and what innovations are coming
            • Developing Trends in the Life Industry - an actuary working at RGA will discuss some future trends in the life industry
        • 2:30 pm
            • Developing Trends in the P&C Industry - a presentation from a P&C actuary about the future of the property and casualty field and what students can expect to encounter upon graduation
            • Alumni Q & A Panel - recent graduates of Illinois State with a variety of backgrounds will field student questions

Please check this website again, as the conference draws nearer we will be updating with important information.

If you register for the conference you could be partially reimbursed by the SOA by filling out the following form: https://soa.wufoo.com/forms/x9po8ee06yoobb/


We would like to extend a thank you to all of our terrific sponsors:


    • Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
    • State Farm


    • ACTEX
    • Casualty Actuarial Society
    • Coaching Actuaries
    • Country Financial
    • CNA
    • The Infinite Actuary
    • Society of Actuaries