The Mentorship Program for the Actuarial Club has been in place for over 20 years to foster meaningful connections between students of different backgrounds and grade levels within the club. Last school year, this program brought together around 150 members in close “families” of four; these families attended mentorship specific events together as well as other club events such as employer presentations and Kirk’s life lessons. Through this program, underclassmen received “insider” advice from upperclassmen about study tips, recommended classes, and other guidance not offered in a traditional classroom setting. The Mentorship Program strives to make students comfortable, as the mentorship specific events are held in more laid-back settings.
How To Join
Interested in learning more about actuarial science, giving back to our program, or just making more friends? Join our Mentorship Program!
The Actuarial Club has a mentorship program that is open and highly encouraged for all members of the club. Each year we have over 100 students join, both upperclassmen and underclassmen.
When you join, you will be paired up with 3-4 other actuarial students who have varying levels of experience in the actuarial program. As such, this program is a great opportunity for underclassmen to learn from the experiences of upperclassmen and receive valuable information from them about how they got to where they are today. Upperclassmen have the opportunity to give back to the club and help students with their actuarial journey.
Throughout the semester, we will hold 2-3 group events; all other involvement will be set up by each individual family. Want to grab ice cream? Go hiking at Devil’s Lake? See a movie? Go for it! The more you and your family get together, the more you will get out of this program.
We encourage all students to participate despite their class standings and experience. The benefit of having mentorship families is that it removes labels of mentor/mentee and instead encourages the spirit of friendship, learning and giving back.
To sign up for a mentorship family, keep an eye out in upcoming newsletters!
If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program or want to learn more, please reach out to the Mentorship Leads Camille Tengowski () and Jake Kelly ().