The Institute welcomed 19 new members last month. While much of the eastern seaboard was glued to State of Origin Game 1, new members gathered at Institute HQ, marking their first steps into an actuarial career. Juanita Jamsari reports.
The New Members Networking Evening was everything as it should be: fun, relaxed and informative.
Despite being held on the same night as Origin Game 1, the event was surprisingly well attended. By 6.00pm, the room was filled with enthusiastic chatters. It could have been that many of us were excited to meet new people, or perhaps, relieved that it was the end of a busy working day. Whatever the reason, everyone was chirpy and keen to network.
I was fortunate to meet Senior Vice President Lindsay Smartt and learnt more about the Institute and the Council’s roles. Besides the event being a platform to make new connections, I also recognised a few familiar faces from my university days and Institute events I have attended previously, which was great.
The formal part of the evening featured a brief address by CEO David Bell and Senior Vice President, Lindsay Smartt, followed by an informative presentation on the Young Actuaries Program (YAP). The evening was insightful as I was able to speak to actuaries from diverse experience and backgrounds, besides meeting new comrades who will also be sitting the examinations.
Since joining the Institute, I have enjoyed the various seminars organised and like the idea of actuaries coming together and communicating. With that, I look forward to attending more Institute events and hope many other new members will too!
NEW MEMBERS MAY 2015
Stephanie Liliane BOWER NSW
Beatrice Mei Peng CHAN VIC
Stephen Jin Wen GOH NSW
Nikolay Vadimovich GUDKOV NSW
Francesca Clare HETHERINGTON-KIRBY NSW
Richard Martin KIRWAN NSW
Sirinthra KULAPVIRAT VIC
Anna Elizabeth LANYON QLD
Jing LIN VIC
Jordan Thomas PEDDER NSW
Tatiana POTEMINA VIC
Sameep Singh SANDHU NSW
Andrew SAWKINS NSW
Xin TIAN VIC
Jeremy James TONG NSW
Matthew YEUNG VIC
Kin Chung CHU Hong Kong
Kenneth Mark GOODALL New Zealand
Janet Tsz Yan TSANG Hong Kong
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