Actuarial Awareness Night for Interested Professionals and Students

Our annual Actuarial Awareness Night offers an introduction to the actuarial profession and the actuarial science program at the Wisconsin School of Business. Learn about the different programs offered and which one may be right for you. A Risk and Insurance faculty member and current students will facilitate the presentation and be on-hand to answer your questions. We welcome anyone who is interested in pursuing a degree or capstone certificate in actuarial science, including:

  • High school students & parents
  • High school teachers
  • Adults interested in a career change
  • College students who are undecided on a major

The next Actuarial Awareness Night will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 6-7 pm in Grainger Hall room 4151

Info and Opportunities for High School Students

We encourage high school students, teachers, and guidance counselors learn more about the following opportunities our department offers.

Actuarial Career High School Presentations

Actuary is consistently ranked as one of the top career choices in America by a number of credible news sources. Giving high school presentations allows us an opportunity to spread the knowledge of actuarial careers within the nearby community to strengthen the local talent of actuaries.

Presentations are given by Risk and Insurance faculty and students throughout the academic year and typically are requested for AP math classes or math clubs. We do our best to accommodate all schools that make requests, either by coming ourselves or sending a representative.

To request a presentation at your high school, e-mail Paul Johnson at

View a sample of the presentation

Actuarial Career High School Scholarship

If you are good at math and are interested in pursuing a career as an actuary, apply for our High School Actuarial Scholarship. The first place award of $2,000 per year for four years will be given to a high school senior on the basis of mathematical aptitude and expressed interest in an actuarial career. The deadline for application is March 3, 2020You can download the scholarship application here.