CAS is Hosting a Student Program in Orlando!

The Casualty Actuarial Society is pleased to offer a FREE student program at this year’s Spring Meeting in Orlando, FL on May 17, 2022. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. University students interested in pursuing an actuarial career are invited to participate in this one-day program! 

CAS Student Program Attendees Will:

  • Learn More About the CAS and the Property and Casualty Industry 
  • Connect with CAS Members and Participate in a Speed Network Session 
  • Attend Professional Concurrent Sessions and Student-Specific Sessions 
  • Take Professional Headshots

There is no cost for students to register to attend the CAS Spring Meeting Student Program. However, attendees are responsible for any travel costs incurred including transportation and lodging (if applicable).

Registration is open to members of CAS Student Central. Students not yet members can easily sign up online, and then register to attend the event.  

There are a limited number of spaces available, therefore any students that register after we have reached capacity will be placed on a waiting list. 

If you have questions please contact CAS Candidate Engagement Manager, Stephanie Litrenta, at slitrenta@casact.org. 

The 2022 CAS Spring Meeting will be held at: 

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort 

1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8403
Main Phone: +1-407-939-1000 

Alexis Delos Reyes, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Actuarial Science Student shares her experience attending the 2021 CAS Annual Meeting Student Program:

“I had the amazing opportunity to attend the CAS Annual meeting in San Diego, CA. It was an unforgettable experience. By attending, I learned about the frontier of social media data and insurance and the thought process behind pricing niche products that have little historic data backing them.  

I am thankful for CAS Student Central for organizing a lunch where I had the opportunity to meet with 8 mentors that I can reach out to at any point in my career.

My conference experience would not be the same without meeting the other actuarial students from around the nation. I made genuine friends that I can’t wait to connect with again in the future.” 


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Registration Now Open for CAS Student Central Webinar: CAS Basic Education Update and Winning Tactics for Taking Exams in College and Post-Graduation

We are hosting a free webinar on April 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET exclusively for members of CAS Student Central to provide an update on the latest CAS Basic Education requirements, and to offer tips and guidance on taking actuarial exams while in college and upon graduation.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • CAS Basic Education Requirements Including Recent Changes
  • Study Schedules and Tips for Balancing School Work
  • Dealing with Failure
  • Transitioning From a Student to Working Full-Time

Presenters will include Ken Williams, FCAS, CAS Staff Actuary, Harry Cheng, a junior at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Othon Hamill, a recent graduate and Actuarial Analyst at Homesite Insurance. Together they will share their insights and answer your questions over the course of the one-hour webinar!

 

 

 

Meet the Presenters

Ken Williams, FCAS, MAAA, Staff Actuary, Casualty Actuarial Society

Ken Williams is a Staff Actuary at the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Prior to joining the CAS, Ken spent 26 years with COUNTRY Financial Insurance Company. Ken has also been a lecturer in the Math department at Illinois State University for over 20 years. He is both a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

Harry Cheng, Incoming Actuarial Intern at State Farm, Junior at University of Texas at Dallas

Harry Cheng will graduate UT-Dallas in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science. He has a passion for math and technology and completed the CAS Student Central Summer Program in 2021. Harry recently accepted an internship at State Farm where he will work as an Actuarial Intern.

Othon Hamill, Actuarial Analyst at Homesite Insurance

Othon Hamill graduated from Brigham Young University in 2020 with a bachelor’s in actuarial science. As an analyst at Homesite Insurance, Othon has been focused on reserving and financial analysis for commercial property and casualty lines. He is a current volunteer on the Candidate Advocate Working Group and published his first article in Future Fellows in March 2022.


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Announcing the Launch of the 2022 CAS Student Central Summer Program

The CAS Student Central Summer Program is officially accepting applications for 2022! This free eight-week online program, designed by practicing actuaries, will support university students’ career growth by providing technical and soft skill development, as well as mentorships and networking opportunities.

The program, originally established to fill the void created by cancelled internships in 2020, has quickly become one of our most popular interactive professional and educational experiences for members of CAS Student Central. Now in its third iteration, hear what former participants have to say about the program:

“I learned about real techniques that actuaries use for pricing and reserving that I wouldn’t have otherwise learned. The mentor and student cohort meetings allowed us to exchange ideas about the material from the week and learn more about the actuarial field from our mentors.”

The webinar speakers were incredible!  I am so appreciative of having the opportunity to directly ask questions to some of the most prominent actuaries in the field.”

2022 Program Details

The program will run from Monday, June 13 – Friday, August 5. Over the course of the eight-week program participants will:

  • Complete weekly modules that focus on a variety of property and casualty actuarial topics including pricing, reserving, and data visualization.
  • Connect and network with mentors for weekly discussions as students advance through the program.
  • Build important soft skills, such as presentation skills, resume/interview prep, professional courtesies and more!
  • Work on teams with other students on a case competition addressing a real-life actuarial problem, and present their final projects to a panel of practicing actuaries. There will be cash prizes for the winning teams.

Participants will spend approximately 10 hours a week participating in the program and are expected to attend the program in its eight-week entirety. Presentations and materials will be in English. Participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate by the CAS documenting their accomplishment.

Who Should Apply?

The program is geared towards university students who are interested in gaining actuarial experience and knowledge of the property and casualty insurance industry. It is an exciting development opportunity for students who do not have an internship lined up for summer 2022. We welcome applications from across the globe.

We encourage students at schools without actuarial programs, as well as those who recently learned about the actuarial career, to apply. This program will also be beneficial to students who attend an actuarial program but have had limited exposure to property and casualty topics or limited access to actuarial internships.

The CAS Student Central Summer Program is also open to career changers who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing the actuarial career path.

The CAS strongly encourages students that identify with groups historically under-represented in STEM professions, including Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply.

Application Information:

Interested students should submit an application form by March 31. Please note, we require one recommendation submitted within the application.

Applicants will be notified no later than April 15th as to the status of their application.

For those that are looking for a flexible schedule and have limited capacity to attend live webinars and videoconferences, we will also offer the CAS Student Central Independent Summer Program, a self-paced alternative covering the same materials. The independent program includes an online forum for participants to pose questions, connect with each other, and obtain guidance. It excludes the case competition, and weekly mentor discussions. Applicants interested in applying specifically for the CAS Student Central Independent Summer Program should also complete the application form above.

Questions? Please email us at studentprograms@casact.org.


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