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Sugarfoot1001 09-16-2008 02:25 AM

SATSU!!
 
SATSU (The Society of Actuaries at Truman State University) is an actuarial organization whose main aim is to supplement Trumanís Academic Program by helping produce some of the finest Mathematical/Business Professionals. Members are primarily actuarial students (anyone else is welcome!) who are working towards the following objectives:
  • Passing professional exams and hence improving their problem solving ability in math/statistics and finance/economics. Members learn to developing disciplined study habits by participating in organized study sessions
  • Expanding professional network, finding (actuarial) internships and getting involved in actuarial recruitment activities such as giving presentations
  • Acquiring keen project-management and analytical/computer skills coupled with sharpened communication and better business sense

Anyone interested in joining can email actuary@truman.edu.Feel free to visit us at http://actuary.truman.edu (still under construction). We meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm in VH1208

Drzy 09-17-2008 09:14 AM

Wow, good to see. :tup: Alumni here, I graduated in December 2002. At the time I remember wishing Truman would get an interest theory class, although I think there were just a couple from my class that went on to become actuaries.

I'd offer to come speak and tell you of the fabulous life of the FSA, but I'm a good thousand miles away now.

Sugarfoot1001 09-20-2008 01:01 PM

yeah. as it stands, I think we have about three classes missing to attain what SOA considers a full "undergraduate program in Actuarial Science".

Steve smith teaches theory of interest. and Andrew Mun teahes Risk management and derivatives, which are both directly useful for the financial-type exams. Plus, as you might already have seen, we now have a minor in ActSci, that covers all the VEE's and prepare you for exam FM and P

Sugarfoot1001 09-20-2008 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drzy (Post 3159626)
I'd offer to come speak and tell you of the fabulous life of the FSA, but I'm a good thousand miles away now.

Lol!! thousand miles away from truman or from being an FSA

punmanbowler 05-19-2009 08:16 AM

Holy crap?! When did this start up? I graduated in 2000 and would have loved an Actuarial Science program at Truman. I ended up majoring in accounting and minoring in statistics. That's awesome that this is out there now. Good luck!

vividox 06-08-2009 11:57 AM

I graduated last summer and was among the first group of people who graduated with the Actuary Science minor. Looked really good on my resume and probably helped a bit to get the job I have now. Mun's Derivative class started the semester after I left - that's awesome that you guys are working towards getting the major. I think there were 3 or 4 of us from my class that went on to become actuarials, and there was a LOT of interest in the younger classes. Keep us updated on the progress.


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