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Ask an Actuary:

Lauren Bahun (front row left), Matthew Feryus, ASA (front row right), Kevin Jansen, FSA, MAAA (back row right), Andrew France, FSA, MAAA (back row left)

We've asked actuaries to describe the path that led them to an actuarial career and their typical work day. They also gave their advice for you as you are exploring the actuarial career. For this installment, we featured four actuaries from Florida Blue, a health insurance company based in Florida: Lauren Bahun (front row left) - Actuarial Analyst, Matthew Feryus, ASA (front row right) - Senior Actuarial Analyst, Kevin Jansen, FSA, MAAA (back row right) - Managing Actuary, Andrew France, FSA, MAAA (back row left) - Actuarial Director.

Find out their advice for you as you are "exploring the actuarial career."

In The News:

  • Future Actuary
    The Future Actuary Summer 2014
    Included in this issue: Meeting Etiquette, Which Exam is Which?, Poor Preparer – Excellent Test Taker, The Volunteering Actuary, I Knew and I Didn’t Know—All at the Same Time, and much more.

    A newsletter of the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society.

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    Actuarial Career Day at Robert Morris University
    Actuarial Career Day at Robert Morris University is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Pittsburgh Airport Doubletree Hotel near the RMU campus in Moon Township. This event is open to all students.
  • Career Day
    Register for ASNY Actuarial Career Day
    On September 21st, the Actuarial Society of Greater New York will host the 26th annual Actuarial Career Day! College freshmen through graduate students are welcome as well as professionals interested in the actuarial field as a future career. Students studying mathematics, economics, computer, finance, business and of course-actuarial science, are encouraged to attend, as are their professors and career counselors.
  • Women
    CareerCast Ranks Actuary as One of the Twelve Best Jobs for Women in 2014

    CareerCast has released its list of the 12 best jobs for women in 2014.


  • Students and Teacher
    Illinois State University Actuarial Career Information Fair 2014
    Enjoy math? Like a challenge? Love solving problems?

    If so, you have what it takes to be an actuary, a well-paid professional who uses math skills to solve business and social problems.

  • IABA
    2014 IABA Foundation Actuarial Boot Camp
    The International Association of Black Actuaries Foundation (IABA Foundation) Actuarial Boot Camp is an intensive 4-day workshop geared toward preparing young actuarial students for the interview process.

Even more news, insight, and actuarial content.

If you've thoroughly exhausted and you're looking for more details about the life of an actuary, then: 1. you've found your calling and 2. check out the web sites of the Casualty Actuarial Society and Society of Actuaries.