The CAS Student Central Summer Program is officially accepting applications for 2023! 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.
Since its inception in 2020, this educational program has quickly become one of our most popular offerings for members of CAS Student Central. Hear what former participants have to say about the program and how it has helped them in their actuarial journey:
“During the Student Central Summer Program, I enjoyed getting a firsthand experience of what it is like to be an actuary. It was nice that every week we would be able to go over our work with employed actuaries. This is just the type of experience I was looking for that helped push my excitement to become an actuary.
“The CAS Student Central Summer Program was nothing short of a unique and high-quality experience where I got the opportunity to engage in webinars and assignments regarding the topics of Property and Casualty Basics, Excel, Data Visualization, Ratemaking, Reserving, Predictive Modeling and soft skills!”
2023 Program Details
The program will run from Monday, June 12 – Friday, August 4. 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 2023.
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.
The CAS is committed to providing universal access to all of our programs. Any accommodation requests can be submitted during program enrollment process once admissions notifications have been circulated.
If you are located in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, or Vietnam, please apply to the East Asia Summer Program here: CAS Student Central East Asia Summer Program
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 21 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.
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