Candidate Connect - Baltimore


May 07, 2018


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202


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8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.


The SOA Candidate Connect event is tailored for actuarial candidates, providing information, inspiration and networking opportunities while in pursuit of the ASA designation. The SOA is pleased to offer a candidate program at 2018 Life & Annuity Symposium, one of SOA’s largest annual professional development meetings, including the opening session, selected concurrent sessions, luncheon, and the Candidate Connect reception.

This is a unique opportunity for pre-ASA candidates to:

  • Experience the premier conference for SOA members (ASA, CERA, FSA)
  • Learn about the important industry topics and how you will apply your knowledge to real practice
  • Network and build connections with SOA leaders, members and fellow candidates

Who Should Attend

Pre-ASA students/candidates who are taking SOA exams to attain the Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) designation. A basic knowledge of actuarial practice is preferred. Whether you are a student, career changer, job seeker or entry-level actuary, Candidate Connect is committed to supporting future actuaries on your path to becoming an actuary.

Registration Fees

The SOA will sponsor candidate attendance and waives meeting costs, however please be advised a $25 administrative fee will be charged upon registration. Attendees are responsible for their transportation and lodging.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. Full refunds will be granted on written requests received no later than ten business days before the meeting. No refunds will be granted if the request is received within ten business days of the meeting. If for any reason a meeting is cancelled, the Conference Organizers will refund the total registration fee. However, the Conference Organizers will not be responsible for any travel, hotel accommodations or other costs incurred. Cancellation requests should be submitted to




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.