As anyone who has tried would know, generic careers fairs rarely have actuarial presence and it can be hard to find someone who can answer your questions. This is because except for a few actuarial specific firms, actuaries tend to form a small part of many companies.
The annual ASOC Actuarial Careers Fair, a new addition in 2013, seeks to address this problem by gathering all the major employers of actuarial graduate students in Sydney under one roof, with a specific focus on their actuarial roles. Last year it was attended by actuaries and HR representatives from nine firms that together make up the majority of the employers in the actuarial industry.
This is an excellent opportunity for members of all year levels to meet face to face and network with professionals in the industry, as well as to find tips and tricks regarding applications from HR specialists. If you are thinking of applying to the internship or graduate program of a particular company, then this is your chance to make an impression on their representatives that will go a long way in your application. Even if you are not, you can still find out some valuable information regarding career prospects for actuarial students.
The firms that have attended the Actuarial Careers Fair in 2013 are:
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia