IABA Actuarial Boot Camp (July 29th—August 1st) - University of Houston
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IABA Actuarial Boot Camp (July 29th—August 1st)

This summer the Department of Mathematics was fortunate to collaborate with the University of Houston in hosting the IABA Actuarial Boot Camp! IABA reached out to us in early 2018 requesting to have their event on our campus. We assisted them with reserving classroom space, departmental printing services and connecting them with university housing and food services. 

The IABA Actuarial Boot Camp occurs yearly, during the summer at different locations in and around the US. It is a four-day workshop designed to prepare actuarial students for industry by exposing them to real-world actuarial work, as well as, providing interview preparation and coaching support.

42 students, 32 universities, and 9 companies participated and/or were affiliated with this camp (details are below). 


The IABA Actuarial Boot Camp schedule consisted of:

  • Monday, July 29: Actuarial Seminars (2), Exam Prep, Resume Seminars (2), Cover Letter Overview 
  • Tuesday, July 30: Technical Tools Seminar (2), Personal Development Seminar, Interview Questions Seminar (2), Individual Mock Interviews
  • Wednesday, July 31: Personal Development Seminars (2), Cultural Seminar, Case Study Seminars (2)
  • Thursday, August 1: Networking/Career Seminar, Actuarial Seminar, Final Resume & Interview Prep for IABA Annual Networking event

Interested in participating in the 2020 IABA Actuarial Boot Camp? Please visit: https://www.blackactuaries.org/page/2020IABABootCamp


Picture of the 2019 IABA Acturial Boot Camp Class at the Awards Banquet

IABA 2019 Awards

To view more pictures of the event, please visit this link.


IABA Summer Boot Camp Details

IABA Representatives:

 James King  AM Trust
 Nana Coleman  Principal
 Chris Reynolds  Zurich
 Rodrigue Djikeuchi  Travelers
 Joycelyn Aryeetey  Travelers

Universities represented:

 Abilene Christian University  Ball State
 Baruch College  Central Connecticut State Univ.
 Coastal Carolina University  DePaul University
 George Mason University  Georgia State University
 Houston Community College  Illinois State University
 Laval University  McMaster University
 New Jersey City University  Northern Arizona University
 Pennsylvania State University  Roosevelt University
 St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM  St. John's University
 University of Texas at Dallas  Tuskegee University
 Univ. of California – Santa Barbara  University of Houston
 University of Houston - Victoria  University of Nebraska, Lincoln
 University of Nevada, Reno  University of Texas at Arlington
 University of Texas at El Paso  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 Walla Walla University  Wentworth Institute of Technology
 Wiley College  Youngstown State University