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  • Actuarial Review, March-April 2017

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    This March – April issue includes articles on: Education in a World of Constant Change CAS Releases Syllabi for New Modern Actuarial Statistics Exams We Bought a Forest! CAS Participates in Student Conferences Across North America A Simple Equation to Solve Plus more! Read More
  • Future Fellows – March 2017

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    The latest issue highlights information on: CAS Releases Syllabi for New Modern Actuarial Statistics Exams 10 Tips for Your First (or Second) CAS Meeting — “What I should do the same and different while attending my second meeting.” After the Exam: A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of the CAS Grading Process Location, Location, Location Underwriting Applications of Predictive Analytics Candidate Experience: Consulting Firm vs. Insurance Carrier Resources & Reminders Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Advice from Millennials in the Insurance Industry

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    In this Issue: Apply for the 2017 Midwest Actuarial Foundation (MAF) Scholarship, Find out about the CAS Resources Available to Help You on Your Actuarial Path, Apply for the 2017 CAGNY Scholarship, CAS Student Ambassador Program Wins Industry Award, John Klodnicki Joins CAS Candidate Liaison Committee, Looking to Bring a Fresh Perspective as a Recent College Student Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Jaris Wicklund

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    CAS member Jaris Wicklund, FCAS, is an Actuary at The Hanover Insurance Group. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Sophia Song

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    Sophia Song is a Senior Consultant and Analyst at KPMG Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Edgar Pal

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    Edgar Pal is an Associate Data Scientist at Zurich North America Read More
  • Millennial Profile: A.J. Martin

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    A.J. Martin is an Actuarial Analyst at Zurich North America Read More
  • Insurance Careers Month and the CAS Resources Available to Support You!

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    Insurance Careers Month and the CAS Resources Available to Support You! By: Tamar Gertner This February marks the second annual Insurance Careers Month campaign. The CAS is proud to participate in this campaign alongside over 600 insurance organizations to spread the message of insurance as the “Career Trifecta”: stable, rewarding, and limitless. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Michael Palgen

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    Michael Palgen is a Junior Actuary Analyst at Argo Group Read More
  • Apply for the 2017 MAF Scholarship

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    The objective of the scholarship is to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Meghan Staebler

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    CAS member Meghan Staebler, FCAS, is an Actuary at Zurich North America Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Zach Westermeyer

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    Zach Westermeyer is an Actuarial Assistant at Travelers Insurance. Read More
  • Actuarial Review, January-February 2017

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    Inside this Issue: Get to Know the 2016 CAS Trust Scholarship Winners, 2016 CAS University Award Winners Recognized, Predictive Modeling: Actuaries Blaze New Analytical Frontiers, Read More Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Rabia Momin

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    Rabia Momin is an Actuarial Analyst at Tokio Marine HCC. Read More
  • Justin Young Joins Candidate Liaison Committee, Plans to Communicate Candidate Frustrations

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    For our final profile of new CLC members, today we introduce you to Justin Young, with interests ranging from mathematical art to sports and trivia. Justin hopes to be a voice for the candidate experience. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Dean Parnell

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    Dean Parnell is an Actuarial Consultant at CNA Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Modern Actuarial Statistics I and II: New Exams for an Evolving Profession

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    In this Issue: One Month Left to Apply for the CAS Trust Scholarship, CAS Continues Support for Second Annual "Insurance Careers Month" Campaign, Apply for the 2017 CAGNY Scholarship, Actuaries Explore Emerging Risks and Insurance Coverage Issues for Drones, The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) has scholarships available!, Read about the Opportunities and Risks to the Insurance Industry from Automated Vehicles, Predictive Modeling: Actuaries Blaze New Analytical Frontiers, Interested in Attending a Student Program at a CAS Event this Year? Read the February Newsletter! Read More
  • John Klodnicki Joins CLC, Looking to Bring a Fresh Perspective as a Recent College Student

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    Being a recent graduate from University of Delaware, John is looking forward to provide a fresh perspective to the CAS from a college student’s point of view, and bring along new ideas for the Future Fellows newsletter to communicate important changes to candidates. Read More
  • CAS Continues Support for Second Annual "Insurance Careers Month" Campaign

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    Arlington, VA – February 1, 2017 – The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is proud to continue its support of Insurance Careers Month, a major multi-phased collaborative effort designed to help raise awareness of insurance as a compelling career choice.  The campaign is focused on spreading the message of insurance as the “Career Trifecta”: stable, rewarding and limitless. The Insurance Careers Month campaign, which launched in February 2016 and then broadened throughout the year as the Insurance Careers Movement, aligns well with the CAS’s extensive ongoing university engagement efforts. Read More
  • Modern Actuarial Statistics I and II: New Exams for an Evolving Profession

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    Do you have questions about the recently announced changes to CAS exams? Staff Actuary Rick Gorvett goes over why the changes came about and how they will affect current university students. Read More
  • Celeste Bremen Joins Candidate Liaison Committee, Hopes to Bring Global Perspective

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    We have the privilege of introducing Celeste Bremen to you as one of the incoming Candidate Representatives. Celeste is an actuarial analyst at Zurich North America, and she has been appointed to a two-year term on the committee. Read More
  • The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) has scholarships available!

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    Details are as follows: Available to students of African descent originating from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and African nations; Available to high school seniors all the way up to PHD students; IABA typically awards amounts ranging from $2,000 - $5,000/year towards educational expenses including tuition, books, housing, research, etc. Read More
  • The CAS Annual Meeting Through the Eyes of Trust Scholarship Recipients

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    What is it like to attend a CAS Annual Meeting in Orlando Florida as a university student? Our 2016 Trust Scholarship winners share their experiences and what they enjoyed most. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – 2018 Changes to CAS Credentialing Requirements

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    In this Issue: Have You Seen the 2017 Exam Schedule?, October 2016 Exams and Examiner’s Reports, Interested in Attending a Student Program at a CAS Event this Year?, Let Your Professors Know about the 2017 CAS University Award Program, Stop by the CAS Booth at the 27th ANÉA-ASNA Convention, Millennial Profile: “The P&C insurance industry embraces and thrives on mathematical research and innovation”, How Actuaries Stay Informed and Up-To-Date, CAS Enters Into Mutual Recognition Agreement with Actuarial Society of South Africa Read the January Newsletter! Read More
  • Ask an Actuary – Genny Jones on Repeated Exam Failures

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    Happy New Year! We’ve got a resolution for you: improve your study habits and pass that exam! Today we interview Genny Jones, newly minted FCAS, about her experience with multiple failures of Exam 6. Read More
  • Networking and Learning Opportunities for Students at CAS Conferences in 2017

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    The CAS hosts a one-day student program at each of its five large annual conferences throughout the year, and members of Student Central are invited to participate at no cost! Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Year End Review: CAS Student Central Resources and Your Feedback

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    In this Issue: Exam Registration Open for Spring 2017 CAS Exams, Actuaries Climate Index Launched, Measures Changes in Extreme Weather Events and Sea Levels, The Darker Side of Data, Read the December Issue of Future Fellows, The Casualty Actuarial Society Elects Nancy Braithwaite as President, Predictive Modeling: The Quest for Data Gold, Winter Break is A Great Time to Fill Out Your CAS Trust Scholarship Application, How Risk Averse are You – For an Actuary? Read the December Newsletter! Read More
  • Year End Review: CAS Student Central Resources and Your Feedback

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    Did you enjoy a particular webinar? Was the Staff Actuary tweet chat helpful? We want to hear from you on what worked and what resources helped you during 2016. Read More
  • Future Fellows – December 2016

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    This issue of Future Fellows highlights information on: The CAS Institute Opens Registration for the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) Credential, Advice from Graders on Upper-Level Exams, How to Handle Corporate Re-Orgs, Read More Read More
  • Actuarial Review, November-December 2016

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    Inside this Issue: Demystifying the Regulatory Web: How Risk Adverse are You – for an Actuary?, Predictive Modeling: The Quest for Data Gold, Read More Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – A New Toolkit to Help You Run Your Own Case Competition on Campus!

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    In this Issue: Register for the 27th ANÉA-ASNA Convention, Haunting Actuarial Analysis –Part I and Part II, CAS Student Central Webinar - Catastrophe Modeling – Recording Now Available, How to Decide Between Two Job Offers, Do Not Pardon the Interruption - Power of Introverts Read the November Newsletter! Read More
  • New Blog Post: CAS Case Competition Toolkits - A New Resource Available To Run Your Own Competitions On Campus!

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    Tamar Gertner, CAS University Engagement Manager is happy to announce the CAS Case Competition Toolkit! Find out how you and your school can conduct competitions on Auto Safety Features and Workers Compensation Reserving. Read More. Read More
  • 27th ANÉA-ASNA Convention

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    Registration is now open for the 27th ANÉA-ASNA Convention, taking place in the heart of Toronto, overlooking Lake Ontario at the renowned Westin Harbour Castle. This year's convention promises to be the largest and best one yet, with new events such as a Meet and Greet with the ASNA leadership team, and past favourites such as the club night, career fair, career scope and Gala dinner. Students and employers from across Canada will come together once again to build professional networks and support unique learning opportunities. Read More
  • A Haunting Actuarial Analysis - Part II

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    CAS Staff Actuary Rick Gorvett continues his risk assessment of famous/infamous Halloween monsters. Is Dracula riskier than the Wolfman? Can anyone top the Grim Reaper? Read More. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - What Not to Wear: New Security Procedures at Prometric Testing Centers

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    I know you love that sparkly hairclip / handsome watch / delicate necklace, but as of October 15, 2016, Prometric wants you to leave it at home (or in your locker).  In fact, you can’t wear any jewelry other than a wedding/engagement ring into the testing room.  And jewelry is a broader category than you might think; the list of what not to wear includes everything from ornate headbands to cufflinks! Read More
  • A Haunting Actuarial Analysis - Part I

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS Staff Actuary Rick Gorvett, proposes an interesting question: How would you assess Halloween Monster Liability? What should you consider when no historical loss data is available and can only go on anecdotal information and evidence? Read More
  • CAS Student Central Webinar - Catastrophe Modeling – Recording Now Available

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    CAS Student Central Webinar - Catastrophe Modeling – Recording Now Available The CAS hosted its fall webinar for Student Central members on catastrophe modeling, an increasingly prevalent discipline for actuaries. The goal of the webinar is to help you understand the fundamentals of catastrophe modeling, how cat models work, and why they are more appropriate than relying on historical data to predict future losses due to catastrophes. The webinar recording is now available for viewing in the CAS Student Central Online Community. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post: Do Not Pardon the Interruption - Power of Introverts

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    I recently read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Although it seems like a book about introverts should have a clear definition of introverts, the topic is too complex and debated for the author to define it in simple terms. To boil it all down though, introverts prefer environments that are not over-stimulating. Read More
  • 4th Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference Invitation

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    The fourth annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference (MASC) will be held at DePaul University in Chicago on Saturday, October 22. Students at any college or university in the Midwest who are preparing for or considering an actuarial career are invited to attend. Read More
  • How to Decide Between Two Job Offers

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by Robyn Taylor, Senior Vice President at Actuarial Careers, Inc., goes over the four “C’s” of deciding which job offer to take. Read More
  • Apply for the 2017-2018 CAS Trust Scholarship

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    Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program will award up to three scholarships to deserving students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The First Place Winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Second and Third Place Winners, if chosen, will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Read More
  • Future Fellows – September 2016

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post: How You Can Become the Voice of CAS Candidates

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    The CAS recently opened the application process for candidate representatives interested in serving on the Candidate Liaison Committee (CLC). Keep reading to know the details behind why you should apply today! Read More
  • Registration Open for Student Central Webinar: Catastrophe Modeling

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    The CAS is excited to host a webinar for Student Central members on catastrophe modeling, an increasingly prevalent discipline for actuaries. The goal of this webinar is to help you understand the fundamentals of catastrophe modeling, how cat models work, and why they are more appropriate than relying on historical data to predict future losses due to catastrophes. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - A Focus on Syllabus Changes

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    Even if you've only been taking CAS exams for a couple years, you've probably noticed that there are frequent announcements of changes to the syllabus.  The responsibilities of the Syllabus & Examination Committee (S&EC) include looking for quality materials to support the educational goals of the examination process.  Over time, readings may be updated, or new learning objectives may be reflected in the syllabus content. Read More
  • Managing Pokémon Risk – Part II

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by Rick Gorvett, CAS staff actuary, continues where his last post left off and helps us navigate all the risks associated with a Pokémon Go adventure. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - Ask an Actuary: Kanika Vats on Internal Networking

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    Today we interview Kanika Vats, FCAS, Associate Director & Actuary for Aon Global Risk Consulting. She regularly interacts with a variety of departments. It is helpful to already have relationships with contacts in each group, and Kanika is often a point of contact for new opportunities. Read More
  • A Note to CAS Candidates From Steve Armstrong, CAS Vice President-Admissions

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    Since the SOA announced changes to its basic education system, the CAS has received a number of inquiries from candidates regarding how the SOA’s new approach to preliminary exams will affect the CAS’s requirements for membership. Read More
  • Networking and Learning Opportunities for Students at CAS Conferences This Fall

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    The CAS hosts a one-day student program at each of its five large annual conferences throughout the year, and members of Student Central are invited to participate at no cost! Registration is open for upcoming fall events in Rosemont, and Orlando. Read More
  • 5 Tips for Starting your Actuarial Career

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by DW Simpson’s Adam Noreen, Actuarial Recruiter, goes over five tips to make you a more marketable candidate. Read More
  • Managing Pokémon Risk – Part I

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS staff actuary Rick Gorvett, takes us on a Pokémon Go adventure. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - Ask an Actuary: Sim Segal on External Networking

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    Today we interview Sim Segal, FSA, President of SimErgy Consulting and Director of ERM Programs at Columbia University. As a consultant, networking is a natural part of Sim’s work, but he also teaches a Masters course on communication for risk professionals, which includes a section on networking. Read More
  • Meet this Year’s Trust Scholarship Winners

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    In this Issue: 2016 CAS University Award Winners, Registration Opens for the Fall 2016 Exams S, 5, 6C, 6-US, and 8, Take Two Steps Back to See the Big Picture- Practical Advice As You Start Your Careers, Study Groups, Study Aids, and Seminars to Help You with Exams, and much more! Read the July Newsletter! Read More
  • Future Fellows – June 2016

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Casualty Actuarial Society Announces Winners of 2016 CAS Trust Scholarship

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is pleased to announce the three university students who have been selected as recipients of the 2016 CAS Trust Scholarship, an honor created to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. The program annually awards up to three scholarships to actuarial students for the upcoming academic year, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Read More
  • Get to Know the 2016 CAS Trust Scholarship Winners

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS staff member Arnulfo Moreno, lets us get to know the 2016 CAS Trust Scholarship winners. Get to Know the 2016 CAS Trust Scholarship Winners By: Arnulfo Moreno The CAS Trust Scholarship Committee is excited to announce this year’s winners of the CAS Trust Scholarship: Chase Yetter, Chloe Marshinski, and Sarah Rumon. Log in and read the complete blog post in the online community. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - Ask an Actuary: Ling Tan on His Journey from Predictive Modeling into Actuarial Pricing

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    We sit down with Ling Tan, an actuary at Zurich North America. He started his career in predictive modeling, then transitioned into a traditional pricing role. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - How Coffee Can Make Your Career (An Emoji Illustrated Story☕)

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    In this Issue: CAS Student Central Ambassador Program Cultivates Actuarial Student Leaders, Kuba Chibanda Shares Perspectives on Starting Entry-Level Job, Actuarial Thriller, and much more! Read the June Newsletter! Read More
  • SOA Exams FM and MFE to Change in Summer 2017

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    The Society of Actuaries has announced that effective with the June 2017 administration of Exam FM (Financial Mathematics) and the July 2017 administration of Exam MFE (Models for Financial Economics) there will be significant changes in the syllabus (learning objectives and recommended readings). These two exams are required as a part of the CAS admissions process. Read More
  • How Coffee Can Make Your Career (An Emoji Illustrated Story☕)

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS member Derek Wong, FCAS, goes over the importance of coffee, networking, and growing in your actuarial career. How Coffee Can Make Your Career (An Emoji Illustrated Story☕) By: Derek Wong My name is Derek and I am an actuary. I work at CNA Insurance headquartered in Chicago. Read More
  • Actuarial Review, May-June 2016

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - Ask an Actuary: Rachel Hunter Discusses Working with Data Scientists

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    What questions do you have for actuaries in predictive analytics? To continue the conversation, we interviewed Rachel Hunter, who works with other actuaries and data scientists at a large insurer. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Start Your Actuarial Career Off on the Right Foot with These Exclusive CAS Student Central Resources

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    In this Issue: Recording Available – CAS Student Central Webinar- The Entry Level Job Market for Actuaries, High Pay, Low Stress, and Exams Makes Actuary a Top Career, Practical Advice for Students from Student Central’s TweetChat, and much more! Read the May Newsletter! Read More
  • Start Your Actuarial Career Off on the Right Foot with These Exclusive CAS Student Central Resources

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS staff member Arnulfo Moreno, takes a look at all of the exclusive resources available to CAS Student Central members. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post - Revisited: Kuda Chibanda Shares Perspectives on Starting an Entry-Level Job

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    Summer is nearly upon us, and a fresh batch of actuarial analysts will soon begin their new careers. We revisit an old Future Fellow article and ask Kuda Chibanda for advice to fresh university graduates starting a new job. Read More
  • Apply for the 2016 MAF Scholarship

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    OBJECTIVE: The objective of the scholarship is to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit. The MAF Scholarship Program will award up to two scholarships to deserving students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Read More
  • Actuarial Review, March-April 2016

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    Inside this Issue: Demystifying the Regulatory Web: Dodd-Frank and Its Complex Impact, Read More
  • Practical Advice for Students from Student Central’s TweetChat

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS staff member Arnulfo Moreno, goes over the great advice for students gleaned from Student Central’s first TweetChat. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post: Ask an Actuary: Edgar Pal

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    What questions do you have for actuaries in predictive analytics? To continue the conversation, we interviewed Edgar Pal, who started his job as an actuarial analyst and now working in the Predictive Analytics group of Zurich North America. Read More
  • High Pay, Low Stress, and Exams Makes Actuary a Top Career

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    Once again in 2016, actuary has been recognized as a top job, as reported in publications such as Money Magazine and Forbes. What is it about the actuarial profession that garners so much positive press? It has to do with high pay, low stress, and exams. Read More
  • Registration Now Open for IABA Annual Meeting

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    The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) is excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting, July 28 – 30 in Las Vegas, NV! Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Register for the Student Central Webinar on the Entry-Level Job Market for Actuaries

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    In this Issue: How Actuaries Stay Informed and Up-To-Date, Registration Open for Upcoming CAS Student Programs in Seattle and Boston Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post: Weaknesses at Work: Try to Eradicate Them or Accept Them?

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    Everyone knows and talks about “job fit.” [...] Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, in the book, First Break All the Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, argue that it is a waste of time to try to develop talents in an employee that he/she does not already possess. Read More
  • How Actuaries Stay Informed and Up-To-Date

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by CAS Fellow Adina Erdfarb, highlights key resources and publications actuaries use to stay up-to-date and to continue their professional growth. Read More
  • CAS Leaders Address Actuarial Science Programs at Drake, UConn

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    CAS leaders traveled to Iowa and Connecticut last month to meet with actuarial students and faculty as part of the CAS’s on-going university engagement efforts. Read More
  • Future Fellows Blog Post: Ask an Actuary: Louise Francis

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    What questions do you have for actuaries in predictive analytics? To start the conversation, we talked to Louise Francis, consultant and founder of Francis Analytics and Actuarial Data Mining. Read More
  • CAS Student Central Webinar - Registration Now Open

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    Registration Now Open! CAS Student Central Webinar - The Entry-Level Job Market for Actuaries: What’s Hot, What’s Not, and How to Position Yourself for Success The CAS is hosting a webinar for Student Central members on April 14th at 2:30 p.m. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – March 2016

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Millennial Industry Movers Highlighted on CAS Student Central during Insurance Careers Month

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    In this Issue: Interested in Networking with Actuaries? See Details on Upcoming Student Programs at CAS Conferences This Spring, Read More
  • An Actuary’s Advice for Students Taking Exams

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by Syed Danish Ali, gives advice to students who are about to take their first exams. Read More
  • Register to Attend an Upcoming CAS Student Program

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    The CAS hosts a one-day student program at each of its five large annual conferences throughout the year, and members of Student Central are invited to participate at no cost! Registration is open for upcoming spring events in Orlando, Seattle, and Boston. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Matt Veibell

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    CAS member Matt Veibell, ACAS, is an Associate Actuary at USAA. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Stephanie Lynn

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    CAS member Stephanie Lynn, ACAS, MAAA, is an Assistant Actuary at Church Mutual Insurance Company. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Arianne Walker

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    Arianne Walker is an Actuarial Analyst at USAA. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Nicole Perilstein

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    Nicole Perilstein is a Predictive Modeling Analyst at Nationwide E&S/Specialty. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Jeffrey Baer

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    CAS member Jeffrey Baer, FCAS, FCIA, is a Manager, Advanced Analytics at Economical Insurance. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Helen Simonett

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    CAS member Helen Simonett, FCAS, is an Actuary at Travelers. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Dakota Roberts

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    Dakota Roberts is an Actuarial Analyst at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Dave Bertleff

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    Dave Bertleff is a Commercial Pricing Manager at Nationwide Insurance. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Kelsey Thraen

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    CAS member Kelsey Thraen, ACAS is an assistant actuary at Allstate Insurance Company. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Phil Natoli

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    CAS member Phil Natoli, FCAS, MAAA is a manager in the actuarial services practice of Ernst &Young. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Meghan Goldfarb

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    CAS member Meghan Goldfarb, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU, MBA is an Actuarial Research Manager at State Farm Insurance Companies. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Ryan Snyder

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    Ryan Snyder is an actuarial analyst at State Auto Insurance. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Adina Erdfarb

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    CAS member Adina Erdfarb, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU is an actuary at Chubb Insurance. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Anthony Ip

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    Anthony Ip is an actuarial analyst for Beecher Carlson. Anthony graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors in Mathematics/Applied Science – Actuarial, Specialization in Computing. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Ridhima Handa

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    CAS member Ridhima Handa, FCAS, MAAA is a risk insights expert in the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence in Zurich North America. Read More
  • Millennial Profile: Josh Spencer

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    CAS member Josh Spencer, ACAS, ASA, MAAA, CERA, is the Chief Actuary at Brotherhood Mutual. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Enter to Win $300 in the CAS Student Central Spring Sweepstakes!

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    In this Issue: The CAS University Award Program - Celebrating Property and Casualty Achievement, etc. Read More
  • CAS Joins Industry in Launching First Annual "Insurance Careers Month"

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is proud to support the launch of Insurance Careers Month, a major multi-phased collaborative effort designed to help raise awareness of insurance as a compelling career choice. The campaign is focused on spreading the message of Insurance as the “Careers Trifecta”: stable, rewarding and limitless. Read More
  • The CAS University Award Program – Celebrating Property and Casualty Achievement

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    The CAS has unveiled its new University Award Program that recognizes schools that excel in exposing students to the property and casualty insurance industry. Each year, up to three schools will be honored through the CAS University Award Program. The winning schools will each be announced in a press release by the CAS, be recognized on the CAS website, and receive a monetary award of $5,000 to further enhance their programs. Read More
  • My Experience Landing a Job as an International Student

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    The latest Future Focus blog post, written by Yuyang Zhu, provides helpful tips for landing a job from an international student’s perspective. Read More
  • My Experience Landing a Job as an International Student

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    Posted January 20, 2016 The latest Future Focus blog post written by Yuyang Zhu, provides tips for students, particularly international students, for getting an entry-level position. My Experience Landing a Job as an International Student By Yuyang Zhu A year ago I was an international student studying at the University of Toronto. I am from China, and I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an actuary in Canada six years ago. Read More
  • Actuarial Review January/February 2016

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – CAS Trust Scholarship: A Scholarship that Pays in More Ways than One

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    In this Issue: What Sets a Strong Actuarial Resume Apart, Apply for the 2016 CAGNY Scholarship, etc. Read More
  • What Sets a Strong Actuarial Resume Apart

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by Ezra Penland’s Matthew Optiz, Actuarial Recruiter and Margi Patel, Actuarial Recruiter, provides helpful tips for improving your actuarial resume. Read More
  • Apply for the 2016 CAGNY Scholarship

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    The objective of the scholarship is to further students’ interest in the property/casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the Casualty Actuarial Society designations. Read More
  • A Scholarship that Pays in More Ways than One

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by Isabel Jiayi Ji, a student at the University of Waterloo and a winner of the 2015 CAS Trust Scholarship, looks at her experience winning the Trust Scholarship and the tangible and intangible benefits of the program. Read More
  • Apply for the 2016-2017 CAS Trust Scholarship

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society is accepting applications for its scholarship program for college students pursuing a career in actuarial science. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program, funded by donations to the CAS Trust, will award up to three scholarships to deserving students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The First Place Winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Second and Third Place Winners, if chosen, will each be award a $5,000 scholarship. Read More
  • Apply for the International Association of Black Actuaries Scholarship

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    The International Association of Black Actuaries scholarship program advances its mission by providing scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level to qualified black students who are interested in pursuing an actuarial career. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – December 2015

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – CAS Student Central Webinar Recording on Predictive Analytics

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    In this Issue: David Xiao is the Winner of the CAS Student Central Fall Sweepstakes, etc. Read More
  • David Xiao Is the Winner of the CAS Student Central Fall Sweepstakes

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    Congratulations to David Xiao on winning a $300 Visa gift card in the CAS Student Central fall sweepstakes! Xiao is currently a fourth year actuarial science major at the University of Waterloo. After graduation he will be moving to Calgary to start his P & C career in pricing with Intact Insurance. Read More
  • CAS Supports Gamma Iota Sigma’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

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    With its highest attendance in 45 years, Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) presented its 44th Annual International Conference, October 8-10, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Bringing together more than 575 students and advisors from 53 colleges and universities throughout North America, along with over 250 industry representatives, the conference celebrated the 50th Anniversary of GIS with support from the Casualty Actuarial Society and its members. The conference spanned three days and was filled with educational programming and networking opportunities. Read More
  • Actuarial Review November/December 2015

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Enter to Win $300 in the CAS Student Central Fall Sweepstakes

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    In this Issue: Network, Connect, and Learn More About 2016 ANEA-ASNA Convention –Registration Now Open, etc. Read More
  • 2016 ASNA Convention – Network, Connect, Learn and More

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by Siddhesh Pawar, President of ANEW-ASNA, goes over the perks of registering and attending the 2016 ASNA Convention held in scenic Niagara Falls on January 8-10, 2016. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Register for the CAS Student Central Webinar on Predictive Analytics

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    In this Issue: Follow These Tips to Successfully Advance Through Interview Rounds, Read More
  • Why Didn’t I Make It Past the First Interview?

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by Robyn Taylor, Senior Vice President at Actuarial Careers, Inc., goes over the finer points to advancing through the interview process. Read More
  • Register for the CAS Student Central Webinar on Predictive Analytics

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    The CAS is excited to host a webinar for Student Central members on predictive analytics, an increasingly prevalent discipline for actuaries. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – September 2015

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    The Future Fellows provides actuarial students and candidates with the latest CAS information including: actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, event dates, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter- Free Practice Exams: New CAS Student Central Resource

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    In this Issue: Register for the Student Program at the CAS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, etc. Read More
  • Student Central Members Provided Exclusive Access to Free Practice Exams

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    CAS Student Central is pleased to announce that it has partnered with The Infinite Actuary to provide members with access to practice exams for Exams P and FM. Read More
  • Invitation to Attend Student Program at CAS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society is offering a free Student Program at this year's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on November 17, 2015. Read More
  • 3rd Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference Invitation

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    This one-day conference is intended for college students who are currently studying or interested in pursuing actuarial science. The program will include several presentations of interest to actuarial science students, with a specific focus on future actuarial job opportunities and career paths. Read More
  • The Value of Actuarial Internships

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by CAS Fellow, Emily Allen, consulting actuary at Milliman, provides insight on how actuarial internships can help when planning for your future career. Read More
  • Attend the ASNY Actuarial Career Day in New York City

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    Register for the ASNY Actuarial Career Day in New York, NY. Program includes: The Actuarial Profession, How to Become an Actuary, Small Group Discussions, Recent Events, Meet the Companies. Read More
  • View the New CAS Basic Education Guide

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    The CAS has released a new CAS Basic Education Guide to provide a better explanation about the path to achieving your ACAS and FCAS credentials. Read More
  • Association of Computational and Mathematical Modeling Competition Registration Opens

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    Interested in participating in a mathematical modeling competition this fall? From September 11th to 13th, the Association of Computational and Mathematical Modeling (AoCMM) will be hosting an international online competition in mathematical modeling for teams of one to four participants aged below 21. Read More
  • Actuarial Review September/October 2015

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    This September/October issue issue includes articles on: The Mad World of Political Risk Insurance, Corporate Actuary vs Corporate – A Comparison, CAS Implements new Diversity Strategy, Academic Internships Merge Theory with Practice, Promote the Profession, Plus much more. Read More
  • How to Get Involved on Campus – The Actuarial Way

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    The latest Future Focus blog post written by Catherine Erdelyi, a student at Northeastern University and a winner of the 2015 CAS Trust Scholarship, gives examples of various ways you can get involved on campus that will help prepare you for a career as a property and casualty actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter- Watch the New Video Series: The Actuary’s Perspective

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    In this Issue: Learn How One Actuary’s Interest in Guiding Actuarial Students Led to a New Career Path, etc. Read More
  • The Actuary’s Perspective: CAS Releases a Series of Informational Videos

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society is excited to announce the release of a series of short videos, titled The Actuary’s Perspective, that will help you gain a stronger understanding of the actuarial profession. In each video, Fellows of the CAS provide a first-hand perspective on working as an actuary and advice for those pursuing an actuarial career. Read More
  • How My Interest in Guiding Actuarial Students Led to a New Career Path

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    The latest Future Focus Blog post written by Ken Fikes, executive director at The Infinite Actuary, explains how the different paths he took lead to his current career. Read More
  • Actuarial Review July/August 2015

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    This July/August issue includes articles on: Engaging Universities and Attracting Young Talent, CAS Student Central Recognized for Excellence, The Many Benefits of CAS Student Programs, Cyber Insurance: The Actuarial Conundrum, Plus much more. Read More
  • Register for Actuarial Career Day with Robert Morris University

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    The 13th Annual Actuarial Career Day with Robert Morris University provides an opportunity for all students interested in actuarial careers to interact exclusively with local and national actuarial employers. Students from RMU and all other schools in the region are invited to attend. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter- Top 10 Interview Questions for Actuarial Students

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    In this Issue: Attend the Student Program at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar in Atlanta, etc. Read More
  • Attend Student Program at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar in Atlanta

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society is offering a Student Program at this year's Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS) in Atlanta, GA on September 10, 2015. Members of CAS Student Central are invited to participate in this FREE one-day program! Attend the Student Program for the opportunity to: Gain a strong understanding about reserving. Read More
  • CAS Joins Gamma Iota Sigma Sustaining Partner Program

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has joined the new Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Sustaining Partner Program, a commitment that allows the CAS to continue advancing its longstanding mission to foster the next generation of property and casualty actuaries. GIS is the international risk management, insurance, and actuarial science collegiate fraternity, with charters at more than 60 colleges and universities, an annual membership of more than 2,500 students, and an alumni network of more than 22,000 individuals. Read More
  • Top 10 Interview Questions for Actuarial Students

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    The latest Future Focus Blog post written by Pauline Reimer, director at actuarial recruiting firm Pryor Associates, provides a list of the most common interview questions for entry-level actuarial positions. Read More
  • The Key Factors that Defined My Actuarial Career Choices

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    Read the latest Future Focus blog post to learn about the meaningful impact that colleagues and company culture had on one actuary’s career. Read More
  • Career Path Perspectives – The Consulting Actuary

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    Learn about day-to-day work and career path opportunities as a consulting actuary in the latest Future Focus blog post. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – June 2015

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    The latest issue of Future Fellows – June 2015 is now available. The newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – 6 Tips for Landing and Excelling at an Actuarial Internship

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    In this Issue: What Makes Actuary the #1 Job in America?, Watch the CAS Student Central Webinar Recording – Excel and R for Actuaries, The Latest Issue of the Actuarial Review, and much more! Read the May Newsletter! Read More
  • Preparing to be an Actuary at a School without an Actuarial Science Program

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    Are you attending a university without an actuarial science program? Read the new Future Focus blog post to learn which college courses you should take in preparation for your future career as an actuary. Read More
  • Secure Your Spot at the Reinsurance Seminar Student Program in Philadelphia on June 1st

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    The CAS is offering a Student Program at this year's CARe Seminar on Reinsurance in Philadelphia, PA on June 1, 2015. Members of CAS Student Central are invited to participate in this FREE one-day program! Attend the Student Program for the opportunity to: Gain a strong understanding about reinsurance. Read More
  • 6 Tips for Landing and Excelling at an Actuarial Internship

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    Learn how to maximize your success while interviewing and while on-the-job, in the new Future Focus blog post. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – 6 Tips for Landing and Excelling at an Internship

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    In this Issue: What Makes Actuary the #1 Job in America?, Register for the CAS Reinsurance Seminar Student Program in Philadelphia, etc. Read More
  • Actuarial Review May/June 2015

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This May/June issue includes articles on: Predictive Modeling, Actuaries Essential to the Future TED-Style Talkers Stress Actuaries and Innovation Picture This – Actuaries Help Management Visualize Results Plus much more. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – May 2015

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    Aerial Dogfight Rematch May 2015 Snoopy and the Red Baron fly past each other only inches apart, barely missing a head-on midair collision. Both are armed with laser pointers mounted on their planes that point only in the direction of motion, at zero angle of attack. Both fly at constant speeds but the Red Baron flies twice as fast as Snoopy. Read More
  • What Makes Actuary the #1 Job in America?

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    Do you want a career that’s low-stress? Well-regarded? Well compensated? These factors and more make the actuarial profession the best job in the United States, according to a recent report by CareerCast.com. Read More
  • GPS in Flatland Solution – February 2015

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    In this puzzle, Flatland has set up three fixed GPS broadcast stations (A, B and C) on the vertices of an equilateral triangle with edges of length 100 kilometers. When Richard leaves his house in Flatland to visit Roger his GPS receiver gets a time signal of exactly 7 a.m. Read More
  • Apply for the Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment Scholarship

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    Committed to locating and developing exceptional actuarial students, Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment is pleased to announce the Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment Scholarship. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who: 1. Completed at least one actuarial exam 2. Read More
  • Register for the 2015 IABA Annual Meeting!

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    IABA Annual Meeting August 7-8, 2015 Miami, Florida The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) is excited to announce their upcoming Annual Meeting, August 7-8, 2015 in Downtown Miami! College and university students are invited to register and experience this great event. Approximately 1/3 of IABA’s Annual Meeting attendance is made up of college-level actuarial students. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Attend an Upcoming CAS Student Program!

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    In this Issue: Register for the Student Central Webinar: Excel and R for Actuaries, etc. Read More
  • Register to Attend an Upcoming CAS Student Program

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    The CAS hosts a one-day student program at each of its six large annual conferences throughout the year, and members of Student Central are invited to participate. Student program attendees are matched with a practicing actuary -- a CAS member -- who acts as a mentor throughout the event, helping to navigate the educational sessions, while answering questions and providing guidance. Past attendees have commented that these events have been extremely beneficial -- students have obtained interviews and internships that have resulted from attending a CAS Student Program. Read More
  • Actuarial Review March/April 2015

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This March/April issue includes articles on: The CAS: A Global Organization Case Competitions Expose Students to Real-World Actuarial Concerns Student Central Infographic Wins Award What a Difference 40 Years Makes CAS Forms New Regional Affiliate in Asia Plus much more. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – April 2015

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    The Shape of Melting Ice April 2015 Suppose a cube of ice completely melts in exactly one hour. Throughout the melting process, the temperature inside the entire ice cube remains uniform at just a tiny amount below the freezing point. The external environment maintains a temperature just above the freezing point. Read More
  • War of Attrition Solution – November 2014

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    In this puzzle, the Blue Army and the Red Army fight until one side is completely annihilated. At each instant, the rate of casualties experienced by each army is equal to the surviving size of the other army times the other army’s firepower constant. The Blue Army wins with 85% of its initial force surviving. Read More
  • Student Central Webinar: Excel and R for Actuaries

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    Registration Now Open! Student Central Webinar: Excel and R for Actuaries April 15, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT The CAS is holding a webinar for Student Central members on Excel and R, two key software packages used by actuaries to manipulate data and solve business problems. We invite you to join us for a one-hour webinar to learn more about how actuaries use this software on the job. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – March 2015

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    The latest issue of Future Fellows – March 2015 is now available. The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Wondering Where Actuaries Get Their News?

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    In this Issue: Learn About Exam S – The New CAS Exam, Read About Future Risks that will Affect the Property and Casualty Industry, Four Things to Know Before Starting to Study for Actuarial Exams, and much more! Read the February Newsletter! Read More
  • Apply for the 2015 CANE Scholarship

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    The Casualty Actuaries of New England (CANE) is now accepting applications for the 2015 CANE Scholarship that will be awarded to two deserving students for the 2015-2016 academic year in the amount of $1,000 per student. The objective of the scholarship is to further students' interest in the property and casualty actuarial profession and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. The following scholarship information is also available on the CAS website. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – February 2015

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    GPS in Flatland February 2015 Flatland, a two-dimensional Euclidean world, has set up three fixed GPS broadcast stations. The stations, A, B and C, are located on the vertices of an equilateral triangle with edges of length 100 kilometers. When Richard leaves his house in Flatland to visit Roger, his GPS receiver gets a time signal of exactly 7 a. Read More
  • Soccer Tournament Scheduling Solution – January 2015

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    Last month, we posted a problem which asked for a schedule in the minimal number of weeks for a soccer tournament where each of 10 teams plays each other team exactly once, no team plays more than once each week, and there are no more than four games a week. One actuary observes that there are 10×9/2, or 45, games, so with at most four games a week, it will take at least 12 weeks for the tournament. He gives one such schedule below. Read More
  • Betting on Squares and Cubes Solution – September 2014

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    In this puzzle, 10,000 integers were selected randomly from the set 1 to 10^(10^(10^(10^(10^10)))). For each integer that was divisible by a square (>1) but not by a cube (>1), Bernhard would pay 3.9 thaler, and receive 1 thaler for every other integer. Read More
  • Student Central Members Invited to Ratemaking and Product Management Seminar in Dallas

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    The CAS is offering a Student Program at the Ratemaking and Product Management (RPM) Seminar in Dallas on March 10, 2015. Members of CAS Student Central are invited to participate. Student attendees will have the opportunity to learn about ratemaking, network with practicing actuaries, and participate in both regular sessions and student-specific sessions. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – January 2015

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    Soccer Tournament Scheduling January 2015 There are 10 teams. Because of limited field space, only eight teams can play each week (four games maximum in any week). No team can play more than once a week. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – December 2014

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    The latest issue of Future Fellows – December 2014 is now available. The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including: event dates, actuarial exam dates and registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics for the aspiring actuary. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Why You Should Apply for the CAS Trust Scholarship

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    In this Issue: An Actuarial Recruiter Describes How the Job Market for Actuaries is Booming, Register for Spring 2015 Exams LC and ST, Watch the CAS Centennial Video to Learn about the Organization's History, Explore Property and Casualty Actuarial Internship Opportunities, and much more! Read the December Newsletter! Read More
  • Have You Seen Our Award-Winning Infographic?

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) recently won an award in the Association TRENDS’ 2014 All-Media Contest for our infographic promoting the CAS Student Central program. This infographic features graphics and statistics designed to show you, the future CAS member, all of the benefits in pursuing a career as a property and casualty actuary. Did you know, for example, that in the U. Read More
  • New Actuarial Exam to be Required by the CAS - Exam S

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    The CAS, which recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, has always been committed to producing property and casualty actuaries of the highest caliber. As the actuarial profession continues to evolve, so does the educational training that actuaries need in order to stay ahead of the curve. For example, over the past decade, it has become increasingly important for property and casualty actuaries to have a deeper understanding of statistics and its applications. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – December 2014

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    Lost at Sea December 2014 Captain Ron is stranded alone in a small motorized inflatable boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean near the Equator. He is out of food and water. All he has is a compass, enough fuel to last about 75 minutes, and, of course, a bottle of rum which is nearly empty. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Apply for the CAS Trust Scholarship

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    In this issue: Strategies to Assist with Your Job Search – Advice from Actuarial Recruiters, What You Need to Know About Preliminary Exams, A Listing of Property and Casualty Internship Opportunities, How to Get the Most Out of Networking Events at the 2015 ASNA Convention – and Beyond, and much more! Read More
  • Actuarial Review November/December 2014

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – November 2014

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    The Blue Army and the Red Army commence fighting and continue, without reinforcements or replacements, until one side is completely annihilated. At any given instant after fighting begins the deterministic and continuous rate at which members of one army are “eliminated” is equal to the other army’s “firepower constant,” a positive number, times the surviving size of the other army at that time. Read More
  • The Spill Free Mug Solution – October 2014

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    Last month, we posed a problem about a restaurant selling 20 ounce drinks—carousing customers were spilling a lot of the drink. In the course of clinking mugs and raising toasts, the mugs are often tilted at up to 45 degrees from vertical. Read More
  • Paranormal Logic Solution – July 2014

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    This puzzle, which appeared in the July/August issue, listed six logical constraints on the existence of people who might have been abducted by a UFO, seen Bigfoot, seen Elvis last year, and might be able to levitate, produce cold fusion, and/or have ESP. Read More
  • Apply for the 2015-2016 CAS Trust Scholarship

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    The Casualty Actuarial Society is accepting applications for its scholarship program for college students pursuing a career in actuarial science. The CAS Trust Scholarship Program, funded by donations to the CAS Trust, will award up to three scholarships to deserving students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The First Place Winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Second and Third Place Winners, if chosen, will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler - October 2014

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    Monthly Puzzler – October 2014 The Spill Free Mug Here’s a problem a local bar had recently when selling 20-ounce soda mugs: carousing customers were spilling a lot of the drinks. In the course of clinking mugs and raising toasts, the mugs are often tilted at up to 45 degrees from vertical. The establishment redesigned the mug, making the inside a cylinder, open at the top. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter – September 2014

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including event dates, exam registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics. Read More
  • Actuarial Review September/October 2014

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This September/October issue includes articles on: CAS University Engagement Committee Makes Plans for the 2014 – 2015 Academic Year The TRIA Challenge Staff Spotlight: Meet Tamar Gertner, University Engagement Manager Creating the CAS Centennial History Book Plus much more. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – September 2014

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    Augustus proposes a hypothetical betting game to be played between Bernhard and Carl. Augustus will randomly pick 10,000 integers from the set from 1 to N where N =10^(10^(10^(10^(10^10)))). For each of the numbers selected that is either divisible by the cube of an integer greater than 1 or not divisible by the square of an integer greater than 1, Carl will pay Bernhard 1 thaler. Read More
  • The Logic of Counting Liars Solution – August 2014

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    This puzzlement, from Jon Evans, was four variants on the standard truth-teller versus liar puzzles. There are n > 1 attendees, numbered 1 through n, at a CAS ethics seminar. Each attendee is either a liar, who only makes false statements, or a truth-teller, who only makes true statements. Read More
  • It Only Takes a Googolplex to Run Solution – June 2014

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    In this puzzle, a simulation that started on Thursday finished after a few weeks on a Tuesday. A more general version of the simulation will take a googolplex, or 10^(10^100), times as many days to finish. The question is: If the new simulation begins on that Tuesday, on what day of the week will it finish? Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Webinar on P&C Career Paths – Registration Now Open

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    In this issue: CAS Case Study Recordings and Curriculum Guide, New Future Focus Blog Posts, the GIS Launches a Career Resources Hub, the Student Central Sweepstakes Winner is Announce, and much more! Read More
  • Student Central Webinar: Career Paths in the Property/Casualty Actuarial Profession

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    Registration Now Open! Student Central Webinar: Career Paths in the Property/Casualty Actuarial Profession September 19, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT As actuarial students, you likely have questions that you would like to pose to practicing actuaries to get their perspectives on the actuarial career path. Now is your chance! Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – August 2014

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    You are in a country where there are only truth-tellers, who always tell the truth, and liars, who always lie. You cannot tell them apart. You’re on your way back the village and come to a fork in the road. One way leads to the village and the other to certain death, or something dire in any event. There’s no sign, and you don’t know which way leads to the village. There’s a native standing there. Read More
  • Register for ASNY Actuarial Career Day

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    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. Read More
  • CAS Curriculum Guide - A New Resource for Student Central Members

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    The CAS Curriculum Guide is now available on Student Central! The guide was developed to help students build a stronger understanding of the academic strengths, technical tools and business skills that successful actuaries possess. Students can use the guide to identify experiences to seek out while in college to help them prepare for a career as an actuary. Read More
  • Gamma Iota Sigma Launches New Website - Career Resources Hub

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    Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity, has launched a new website with enhanced features, including a comprehensive Career Resources section to promote insurance careers to students. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – The CAS Curriculum Guide – A Valuable New Resource

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    In this issue: Save the Date for a Webinar on P&C Career Paths, Two New Future Focus Blog Posts, Registration Reminder for Fall Exams ST and LC, the July/August Issue of the Actuarial Review, and much more! Read More
  • Actuarial Review July/August 2014

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This July/August issue includes articles on: How to Talk to a CEO Stochastic Soccer Interact, Learn, and Network! – CAS Online Communities Take Off! Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – July 2014

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    Paranormal Logic July 2014 Dr. Pons Vallee Martin, of The Institute for the New Age Enlightened Reform of the Scientific Method, has come to the following conclusions: a) Everyone who saw Elvis last year has seen Bigfoot. b) If someone cannot levitate, that person cannot produce cold fusion. Read More
  • Don’t Run Over the Bicycle Solution – May 2014

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    The puzzle was as follows:  On a clear dark night, you are driving your car with your headlights on along a narrow but straight country road.  A stopped bicycle 30 meters away, with no lights of its own, no reflectors, and a rather dull paint job, would be visible with 10 times the minimum brightness for you to notice an object.  Suppose you are driving 30 meters per second and need to notice any such stopped bicycle at least two seconds in advance to safely avoid a tragic collision. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler – June 2014

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    A computer science student runs a simulation that starts on a Thursday and finishes a few weeks later on a Tuesday. The student then starts a more general simulation that same Tuesday. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Advice to Prepare You For Your Actuarial Internship

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    In this issue: Enter to Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card from CAS Student Central, Two New Future Focus Blog Posts Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter - June 2014

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including event dates, exam registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler - May 2014

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    Don’t Run Over the Bicycle On a clear dark night you are driving your car with your headlights on along a narrow but straight country road. A stopped bicycle 30 meters away, with no lights of its own, no reflectors, and a rather dull paint job, would be visible with 10 times the minimum brightness for you to notice an object. Read More
  • Public Health and Urban Planning Solution – April 2014

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    This puzzle involved nurses making public health visits in a city. Nurses visit one resident at a time, leaving from one of 100 clinics (the one closest to the resident) and returning to the same clinic before visiting the next resident. Total travel distance for the nurses to visit each resident is 1 million miles. Increasing the number of clinics to 150 reduced the average round trip travel by two-tenths of a mile. What is the population of the city and what is the area of the city? Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - One Student's Experience Attending the RPM Seminar

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    In this issue: Future Focus - Accessing Your Candidate Information Online Read More
  • Actuarial Review May/June 2014

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This May/June issue includes articles on CAS Academic Central Begins Anew, A Point of Pride – CAS in Action, Workers' Compensation: Future Turbulence Ahead and much more. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Five Things To Look For in a Future Employer

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    In this Issue: Attend the Reinsurance Student Program, CAGNY Scholarship, Making the Most of the Student Central Online Community, IABA Foundation Actuarial Scholarship, and much more. Read More
  • Hot and Cold Solution – March 2014

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    The uniform temperature change implies the following:
      Winter average temperature = coldest + (hottest - coldest)/8
      Summer average temperature = hottest - (hottest - coldest)/8
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  • Monthly Puzzler - April 2014

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    The roads in a large city all run either north-south or east-west in a dense grid. There are 100 public health clinics spread across the city in a pattern designed to minimize the average distance to the nearest clinic. Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler - March 2014

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    Astronomers have been discovering extrasolar planets at a fantastic rate. He says one is a planet with the catchy name PV/Nk, which has exactly four equally long seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. From the Coldest Day which is in the middle of winter, to the Hottest Day which is in the middle of summer, the temperature increases at a uniform rate. Read More
  • Actuarial Review – March/April 2014

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    Actuarial Review – March/April 2014 The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This March/April issue includes articles on: CAS Annual Meeting Student Program CAS Leaders Reflect on China Visit CAS Student Central The Great Tradeoff and the Birth of the CAS Plus much more. Read More
  • Aerial Dogfight Solution – February 2014

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    In this puzzle, Snoopy and the Red Baron fly past each other in opposite directions, turning hard left and hard right, respectively. The first one to shine his laser pointer, fixed on a forward pointing mount, on the other wins. David Uhland observes that the key to this puzzle is that the pilot with the smaller turning radius always wins. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter - Attend the RPM Student Program!

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    In this update: Attend the RPM Seminar Student Program, New Blog Post! Future Focus: Why I Chose the Property and Casualty Route by Katie Tubbs, Making the Most of the Student Central Online Community, and learn more about the profession and the CAS. Sign in to the online community to access newsletter archives or join now to subscribe! Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter, March 2014

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including event dates, exam registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics. Read More
  • Student Central Newsletter – Welcome!

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    In this update: new Future Focus post on actuarial internships, important scholarship deadlines, February’s Puzzler, and learn more about the profession and the CAS. Sign in to the online community to access newsletter archives or join now to subscribe! Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler- February 2014

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    Aerial Dogfight February 2014 Snoopy and the Red Baron fly past each other only inches apart, barely missing a head-on midair collision. Both are armed with laser pointers mounted on their planes that point only in the direction of motion, at zero angle of attack. Both fly at constant speeds but the Red Baron flies twice as fast as Snoopy. Read More
  • Connect with Student Central on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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    Be sure to like and follow the Student Central social media accounts to stay up-to-date on important deadlines, events, and resources! Read More
  • Monthly Puzzler - January 2014

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    Puzzler: Flying Saucers Encircle the Earth January 2014 Aliens deploy flying saucers around the Earth. The aliens believe the Earth is a perfect sphere with radius 6,400 kilometers. They design the formation so that at any time at least one of the saucers can shine a laser (hopefully just a friendly low-power scanning laser! Read More
  • Actuarial Review - January/February 2014

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    The Actuarial Review is a bi-monthly magazine published by the CAS. This issue includes articles on 2013 in Review, University Engagement in Action, 2013 Volunteerism Award Winners, New Fellows and New Associates admitted, plus much more. Read More
  • Future Fellows Newsletter - December 2013

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    The Future Fellows newsletter is a fantastic resource; it provides students and candidates with the latest news and information relevant to the CAS including event dates, exam registration deadlines, and articles on various pertinent topics. Read More