CAS Supports Third Annual Insurance Careers Month

Arlington, VA – February 1, 2018 – The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) is proud to support the third annual Insurance Careers Month (ICM) initiative, a multi-phased collaborative effort designed to 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 initially launched in February 2016 and then broadened during its first year to the Insurance Careers Movement, aligns well with the CAS’s extensive and ongoing university engagement efforts. The CAS boasts a dedicated network of over 300 CAS members worldwide who volunteer throughout the year to bring awareness to university students about the property and casualty insurance career through the CAS University Liaison Program. The CAS also offers a free student membership program, CAS Student Central, housed at CASstudentcentral.org, which exemplifies the organization’s deep commitment to fostering the next generation of casualty actuarial professionals. CAS Student Central offers students access to actuarial exam preparation materials, P/C internship listings, scholarship information, and invitations to webinars and networking events.

Throughout Insurance Careers Month 2018, the CAS will promote its Millennial Profile series, first developed as a companion to the debut ICM initiative in 2016. The profiles feature CAS members and candidates offering advice and insights for students considering an insurance career, and will be available on CASstudentcentral.org and its social media platforms. CAS members and candidates interested in being included in the 2018 series can contact CAS Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Maha Chaudhry. The CAS will also be participating in The Pipeline, the Insurance Industry’s first Virtual Career Fair for Collegiate Talent organized by Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), on February 13, 2018.

On an ongoing basis, the CAS promotes the property and casualty career to millennials through a wide range of activities. The CAS has developed a property and casualty resource library to help university professors design courses for students interested in joining the insurance industry as actuaries, a case competition tool-kit to allow universities and employers to introduce students to real-life challenges that are found in the insurance industry, and other resources that cover topics directly affecting the insurance field such as climate change, driverless cars, and cyber risk.

Over 850 insurance organizations have already signed on to support Insurance Careers Month, recognizing the importance of attracting the next generation of industry leaders.

To learn more, visit the Insurance Careers Month website.


Mark Your Calendar


Search CAS Directory


2018 CAS Student Programs – Network with Actuaries and Learn About the P&C Industry

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 2018 spring events in Chicago, Boston, and New York.

Attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Network with practicing actuaries
  • Learn more about the property and casualty industry
  • Attend conference sessions on the latest industry hot topics
  • Participate in student-specific sessions offering career guidance

Attendees can expect to gain an enhanced knowledge of the CAS and the property and casualty actuarial profession, and an expanded list of contacts.

Please contact CAS University Engagement Manager, Tamar Gertner at Tgertner@casact.org if you are interested in attending an upcoming program. Each program offers a limited number of spaces. 

Details for upcoming programs are outlined below.

Spring Meeting Student Program 
May 15, 2018
Boston, MA

Reinsurance Seminar Student Program 
June 4, 2018
New York, NY


Mark Your Calendar


Search CAS Directory


IABA Scholarship and Boot Camp Applications are now available!

The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) has recently launched its Scholarship and Boot Camp applications!

The application deadline for both programs is March 31, 2018.

IABA Scholarship

The IABA Scholarship Program provides scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level for black students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.

In 2017, IABA awarded $93,000 to 28 students.  The scholarship award (ranging from $3,000 – 5,000) also includes a trip to IABA’s Annual Meeting and a stipend for passing exams during the award period.  Many scholarships also come with an internship or entry-level offer from some of the industry’s leading employers.

Eligibility info: http://www.blackactuaries.org/page/Eligibility

Application info: http://www.blackactuaries.org/page/ScholarshipApplicat

 

IABA Boot Camp

The IABA Actuarial Boot Camp is the premier program for transitioning black actuarial students to the actuarial industry. The majority of our past attendees report that the Boot Camp was instrumental in confirming their interest in the career and helping them through the interview process. In many cases, they were introduced to their employer through their Boot Camp participation.  Visit the website for more information (https://blackactuaries.site-ym.com/page/2018IABABootCamp)

Eligibility & application info: http://www.blackactuaries.org/general/custom.asp?page=BootCampApplication

If you have any questions, please contact IABA’s Executive Director, Kate Weaver, at iaba@blackactuaries.org.


Mark Your Calendar


Search CAS Directory