Ask an Actuary:
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:
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.
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.
CareerCast has released its list of the 12 best jobs for women in 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.
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.
Included in this issue: Reinsurance Demystified, No Summer Internship? No sweat, The Mentor: Five Avenues, CAS Hosts Students at the Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar, Actuarial Foundation Update and much more.
Even more news, insight, and actuarial content.
If you've thoroughly exhausted BeAnActuary.org 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.