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Clubs, Activities & Organizations

Student Organizations

As a member-based organization, the Student Finance Association (SFA) brings together students of all majors who have an active interest in finance. They host a variety of events throughout the year to better acquaint people with the Finance field. Through events, students receive career advice, actionable knowledge, and opportunities for employment. The SFA is committed to bettering students interested in finance and in helping launch a successful career.

Kellstadt Finance Community (KFC)
The Kellstadt Finance Community (KFC) was founded in 2009, and now has more than 500 members whose jobs are involved in diverse financial fields. It is the first and the only group that serves graduate students whose major is finance, computational finance or MBA with a concentration in Finance at DePaul University.

The DePaul Actuarial Science Club
The DePaul Actuarial Science Club is a network of students interested in pursuing a career in Actuarial Science. With opportunities to attend workshops, presentations and meetings regarding the career path of an actuary, as well as organized study groups for students in the process of taking the required preliminary exams, this club is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the world of Actuarial Science.

National professional associations represented on campus: Delta Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon and Rho Epsilon. 

Chapters of six national honor societies are open to qualified students. They include: Beta Alpha Psi for accountancy, Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Mu Delta for business, Omicron Delta Epsilon for economics, and the Student Finance Association for finance and Phi Kappa Phi for all majors. 

Professional Organizations​

"The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the largest professional organization dedicated to serving 24,000 actuarial members and the public in the United States, Canada and worldwide. The SOA's vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk." – Mission Statement of the SOA
 
The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of Casualty Actuarial Science through the practice of research and education. CAS has been in operation for 100 years, and has over 6,700 currently active members.
 
What is a casualty actuary? 
"A casualty actuary is a professional skilled in the analysis, evaluation and management of the financial implications of future contingent events primarily with respect to general insurance, including property, casualty and similar risk exposures. A casualty actuary has practical knowledge of how these various risks interact with each other and the environment in which these risks occur."​

The American Academy of Actuaries is a national organization based in Washington D.C. that serves the actuarial profession. With over 18,000 members, the American Academy of Actuaries includes actuaries from a wide range of career paths and industries, making it an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in the field of Actuarial Science.
 
An informative website sponsored by the SOA and CAS that explores what it means to be an actuary in a dynamic way, including steps on how to enter the profession; suggestions for college programs and courses; scholarship information; taking the appropriate exams; and finding a career.
 
The Actuarial Outpost is the largest social and professional networking site that is specifically catered to actuaries. There are discussion forums, exam tips, professional advice and job search assistance, and much more, making this an excellent resource for those interested in or already practicing in the field of Actuarial Science is the Actuarial Outpost.

Business and Professional Associations
American Finance Association 
American Association of Finance and Accounting 
Financial Management Association