My name is Grover Lin and I am the President of ASOC for 2018. I would firstly like to say it is an honour to be voted President and I will do everything in my power to ensure the continuous growth of all our members and the society itself.
So what is ASOC? ASOC officially started in 2016 and was founded with a vision; to support the professional growth of the actuarial cohort at ANU. I started as a general member in 2016 then became the Corporate Relations director in 2017. To be honest, when I first started, I didn’t have a very concrete idea of what ASOC did or what the purpose was. However, as time progressed, I became aware of the vital role that ASOC played in the life of CBE students. The typical career paths for an actuarial graduate is insurance, but I slowly began to learn that the professional world had a lot more to offer for us than just insurance-related jobs. Thus, my journey with ASOC started to accelerate in 2017 as I became fortunate enough to lead the Corporate Relations side of ASOC.
Having gone through 4 years of Actuarial Studies and Economics, I’ve come to experience the hardships of being a student, especially ones for an actuarial student. The courses are difficult, and as a result, it is not as easy to meet and interact with fellow students. Thus, for 2018, I want to broaden the vision of ASOC. I wish to not only aid the professional development of all members but to also provide social events throughout the year. Ideas include the welcoming night out, alumni event and more inter-society collaborations.
2017 has been a fantastic year for ASOC and the new Executive Board will work hard to continue to grow our society. Actuarial students are well sought after in the workforce and I believe ASOC can continue to provide insightful career opportunities as well as fun and interactive social events.
Thank you, everyone, for your continued support and I hope to see you all at our events this year!