Honoring This Year’s CAS Trust Scholarship Recipients

Every year during the CAS Annual Conference, the recipients of the CAS Trust Scholarship are recognized in person and presented with an over-sized check by the CAS President. This year was no exception! Ann Pogrebitskiy – awarded $10, 000, and Kristen Marshall – awarded $5,000, traveled to Las Vegas for the event, and are each pictured below with CAS President Brian Brown.  Adam Lathan – awarded $5,000, was unable to attend the conference, so we surprised him with his check during a Gamma Iota Sigma meeting on campus, with the help of CAS Student Ambassador Jack Richards.

Ann Pogrebitskiy

Ann, this year’s $10,000 award recipient is a junior at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln double majoring in actuarial science and finance and minoring in computer science, mathematics, and statistics. “My experience receiving the Trust Scholarship at the 2018 CAS Annual Meeting was nothing short of amazing. Simply being in the presence of such a wide array of accomplished actuaries and getting the opportunity to connect with and hear stories from them broadened my view on the profession I have chosen and illustrated paths that I didn’t even know existed. Being honored by Brian Brown on the same stage that, less than an hour later, had dozens of new CAS Fellows walking across it inspired me and gave renewed motivation in my exam progress.”

Kristen Marshall

Kristen, recipient of a $5,000 award, is a senior at Illinois State University working towards a major in actuarial science and a minor in risk management & insurance. “I would like to thank the Casualty Actuarial Society as a recipient of the Trust Scholarship for the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last month. I left with even a greater excitement for my future career after meeting many new faces and learning about the challenges facing the actuarial profession.”



Adam Lathan

Adam, recipient of a $5,000 award, is a student at Drake University majoring in actuarial science, data analytics and information systems. “I would like to say how wonderful it was being recognized on campus. Being unable to attend the annual meeting, it was tremendous having some of Drake’s most outstanding students recognize me at an actuarial event. I am continually enthralled by all the support from the CAS and Drake University over these last several months.”

For more information on how to apply for the 2019 – 2020 CAS Trust Scholarship, please view the announcement.

Applications are open through January 31, 2019. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the next CAS Trust Scholarship recipients!

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2019 CAS University Award Program – Now Accepting Applications

At the CAS, we’re passionate about the unique role that universities play in advancing the body of knowledge of actuarial science, especially within property and casualty insurance.  We are pleased to announce that the CAS is now accepting applications for the 2019 CAS University Award Program. The program, now in its fourth year, will recognize colleges and universities that excel in exposing students to the property and casualty insurance industry in innovative ways, with a focus on Curriculum, Research, or Engagement.

The CAS University Award Program promotes and celebrates the award winners, and facilitates the sharing of ideas within the academic community. Up to three schools will be honored through the CAS University Award Program. The winning schools will each receive substantial recognition, such as on the CAS website and in a press release, as well as a monetary award of $5,000 to further enhance their programs.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019 and winners will be announced by June 1, 2019.

We are seeking applications from schools that demonstrate innovation in exposing students to property and casualty topics in any of the following focus areas:

  • Curriculum: Innovative classes or coursework offered that facilitate the understanding of property and casualty insurance topics.
  • Research: Production of research in the field of property and casualty insurance; innovative opportunities to pursue property and casualty research.
  • Engagement: Unique ways of fostering connections to the property and casualty industry through events or partnerships with property and casualty employers and organizations. 

These are just a few examples of ways that schools can demonstrate their commitment to enhancing education and research in the property and casualty insurance industry. Applicants are welcome to provide examples outside of those outlined. Additionally, applicants do not need to demonstrate innovation in every one of the focus areas. Our 2018 CAS University Award Program winners included Arizona State University, Renmin University of China, and The University of Texas at Austin.

Application Instructions:
Applicants can access the 2019 CAS University Award Program Application Form online using their CAS login/password credentials. Applicants requiring CAS login credentials should contact Tamar Gertner, CAS University Engagement Manager for assistance.

CAS University Award Program Timeline 
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Announcement of Winners: June 1, 2019
Recognition at CAS Annual Meeting in Hawaii: November 10-13, 2019

Please direct questions about the CAS University Award Program to Tamar Gertner, CAS University Engagement Manager, at Tgertner@casact.org.

The CAS University Engagement Committee has implemented a three year waiting period before winners of the CAS University Award may reapply for the award. See complete list of winners from previous years.

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Attend the Drake Symposium on Insurance

Learn about the Drake Symposium on Insurance, the premier student actuarial conference hosted in Des Moines, Iowa on April 12-14, 2019.

What is it?

The Drake Symposium is a three-day event focused on developing future actuaries through stimulating discussions on current industry topics and networking events.

Friday evening will consist of a networking event hosted by Coaching Actuaries where students will be able to network with both visiting students and professionals who will be at the conference.

On Saturday, students will attend breakout speaker sessions covering a wide variety of topics from the insurance industry. Students will also convene for keynote speakers at both lunch and dinner, sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries, respectively.

Students will also have the chance to present to the case competition board with prize money available for the top few teams! This will help hone both the participants analytical and presentation skills, further developing them for an actuarial role in the future.

The last day will consist of another networking opportunity to connect with both visiting students and Drake University students, wrapping up by midday.

Who is it for?

The Drake Symposium is geared towards any actuarial student looking to learn more about the industry and make invaluable connections. Students may see if their local actuarial club or Gamma Iota Sigma chapter have members to send, helping reduce costs. Students can also register individually. A hotel room block ($120/night) has been reserved at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for April 12-14, please contact gammaiotasigma@drake.edu for the link.

What does it cost?

Registration to the Symposium costs $30 per person before February 22, and $35 per person until March 8.

Want more information?

Find it here!

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Applications Open for Summer Internships at the Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office has summer internship opportunities for analysts in various cities throughout the US. Application deadlines are coming up January 2019! See details:

Analyst Interns

–        This job closes January 8, 2019. Locations include HQ, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Huntsville, Los Angeles, Norfolk, Oakland and Seattle

–        Note:  this job will close upon receiving 1000 applications which may be sooner than the closing date

–          This job closes January 8, 2019. Locations include HQ, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Huntsville, Los Angeles, Norfolk, Oakland and Seattle

–          Note: This job will close upon receiving 1000 applications which may be sooner than the closing date

 Internal Operations/ARM/OGC Interns

  • Summer Internal Operations Intern announcement:   Note, each of the following announcements will close January 3, 2019 or upon receiving 500 applications.

–          GS-7/9 HQ              https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518365000

–          GS-4 HQ                  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518365100

–          GS-7/9 Chicago      https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518365500

–          GS- 4 Chicago         https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518365800

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