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Attend CAS Student Program at the Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar in Anaheim, CA!

The Casualty Actuarial Society is offering a Student Program at this year’s Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar (CLRS) in Anaheim, CA on September 6, 2018.  Members of CAS Student Central are invited to participate in this FREE one-day program!

Attend the CAS Student Program for the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your knowledge on reserving and the property and casualty industry.
  • Network with practicing actuaries.
  • Participate in both regular seminar sessions and student-specific sessions.
  • Be mentored by CAS members, who will provide guidance on the actuarial career and help navigate the seminar while you network and attend sessions together.

If you would like to register to attend the CLRS Student Program, please contact Tamar Gertner, CAS University Engagement Manager at Tgertner@casact.orgThere are a limited number of spaces, so we recommend you reach out early!

Location:
Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


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CAS Presents Webinar on Excel and R for Actuaries Hosted by ASNA!

Last month the CAS participated in a webinar hosted by Canada’s Actuarial Students’ National Association (ASNA), on the topic of Excel and R for Actuaries. The webinar was presented by CAS members Derek Wong, FCAS, Analytics Senior Consultant at CNA Insurance and Brian Fannin, ACAS, CSPA, CAS Staff Actuary.

The presentation provided an overview of each software package and featured live demos of common uses and functions of each software that are most relevant to actuaries.

Check out the webinar recording available for viewing on the ASNA website, to expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills in Excel and R!

ASNA presents a monthly webinar series for actuarial students at its member universities. You can view the list of past webinar recordings hosted by ASNA. Since 2013, the CAS has participated as a sponsor of the ASNA Convention held annually each January. The CAS has also contributed two case studies for the ASNA Case Competitions held in conjunction with the convention. To learn more about ASNA,  visit their website.


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Get to Know the CAS Trust Scholarship Recipients

The CAS Trust Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the CAS Trust Scholarship: Ann Pogrebitskiy, Kristen Marshall and Adam Lathan.

Ann_Trust-ScholarshipAnn Pogrebitskiy, a junior at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln double majoring in actuarial science and finance and minoring in computer science, mathematics, and statistics, is this year’s recipient of the $10,000 CAS Trust Scholarship.

“I am incredibly honored to be selected as one of the scholarship recipients this year,” she said. Pogrebitskiy is currently interning at Cigna, within the Group Healthcare Expense Pricing sector. Her internship allows her to analyze the expense allocation factors to determine how expenses are included in group case premiums, as well as communicate with various matrix partners to learn how financial reporting currently allocates expenses. “Becoming an Actuary is no easy feat, but having the support of an organization like the CAS simplifies the process and makes a complicated career path understandable. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today, and this award means that I am heading in the right direction. I hope that winning this award inspires other young aspiring actuaries to take the chances they think are impossible.”

Marshall_Trust-ScholarshipKristen Marshall, a senior at Illinois State University working towards a major in actuarial science and a minor in risk management & insurance, has been awarded a $5,000 CAS Trust Scholarship.  “As an aspiring Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, I am truly honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of the prestigious CAS Trust Scholarship. I am blown away by the generous support from the industry through scholarships, internships, and conferences that foster the next generation of leaders,” Marshall said. Senior year, Marshall will serve as Co-President of the Actuarial Club and Treasurer of Christian Business Leaders. Throughout the remainder of her college career, she will continue to gain experience through her internship at Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, where she has accepted a full-time offer after graduation. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet actuaries from across the nation at the Annual Meeting in the fall. For my senior year at Illinois State University, I am excited to help improve participation in the Actuarial Club and to pay it forward by taking the time to help younger students find their way in the competitive field of actuarial science. Finally, I would like to thank my family, co-workers, professors, and classmates who supported me in pursuing my passion.”

Adam Lathan is an actuarial science, data analytics, and information systems major, and rising junior at Drake University. He has been awarded a $5,000 CAS Trust Scholarship. “I am incredibly honored to be selected as one of the scholarship recipients this year,” Lathan said. Lathan recently completed an actuarial internship at the Iowa Farm Bureau where he contributed to the creation of automated reporting tools to be used across multiple departments, as well as worked on automation, reducing runtime by over 50%, or roughly 20 hours. Prior to his internship at the Farm Bureau, Lathan worked as a project associate at Bridge Solutions, studying historical pricing methods for microinsurance products, among other tasks. “Receiving this scholarship helps me with more than just paying for school—it gives me the confidence of knowing that there is a wealth of support and resources for aspiring actuaries like myself.”

To learn more about the CAS Trust Scholarship, and to apply for next year, be on the lookout for the 2018-2019 announcement and application! Coming soon – fall 2018.


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