New York Life Super Day

New York Life (NYL) is one of OLA’s platinum sponsors and will be hosting the New York Life OLA Super Day on May 19, 2021 for Latinx actuarial candidates.  A great opportunity to network with NYL actuaries, to receive resume and interview feedback, and to participate in a pricing exercise!

Participation in this event is limited to those who submitted an application to the 2021 OLA Academy.

Applications closed May 7, 2021. Come back for information on our next event with a platinum sponsor!

OLA Academy - now accepting applications!

An online program to help Latinx actuarial candidates with the job search process.  We provide training on resume writing, interviewing, networking, and creating an effective LinkedIn profile. We prepare candidates attending career fairs in August-October. This program is open, apply now using this link: OLA Academy application

Please watch this video to learn about the OLA Academy:  Intro

Last year, over 40 participants, including career changers, landed full-time actuarial positions, and over 30 landed actuarial internships/co-ops!

OLA Exam Reimbursement (closing on June 30, 2021)

It is common in the actuarial profession to have to retake exams, even after hundreds of hours of study!  Failure does not indicate a person’s inability to become an Actuary, especially with a grade of 4 or 5, exams are challenging!

Latinxs who failed exams P/1, FM/2 and IFM in 2020 with a score of 4 or 5 are eligible for reimbursement.  To learn more and to apply:  OLA Exam Reimbursement

Note that starting in 2021, the SOA and CAS have adopted and expanded this program, for more information click here.

OLA Study Material Stipend

As a response to these extraordinary times due to COVID-19, OLA launched a new program to help Latinx actuarial candidates with the cost of study exam material for exams P/1, FM/2 and IFM.  We are conscious that the resulting restrictions imposed have impacted many people’s livelihoods, and some students and their families are now under financial strain.  We hope that this program will benefit the Latinx candidates as they pursue their actuarial careers.

For more information:  OLA Study Material Stipend

First Time Exam Taker Stipend - new!

OLA is launching a new exam program aimed to support Latino actuarial candidates who are pursuing the actuarial profession and have not yet begun to take exams. OLA will award a First Time Exam Taker Stipend to candidates who need financial support to get their actuarial exams started.  OLA is happy to be able to lessen the financial burden for candidates who need this aid so that they can focus on studying!

For more information:  OLA First Time Exam Taker Stipend

More to come...

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