CAS is Hosting a Student Conference in Boston, MA!

The Casualty Actuarial Society is pleased to offer a FREE student conference at this year’s Spring Meeting in Boston, MA on May 9, 2023. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. University students interested in pursuing an actuarial career are invited to participate in this one-day conference!

CAS Student Conference Attendees Will:

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

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


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Headshots
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to the CAS
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break and Transition
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break and Transition
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Speed Networking
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Evaluation and Group Photo
2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Break with Exhibitors (optional)

If you have questions, please contact CAS Candidate Engagement Manager, Stephanie Litrenta, at

The 2023 CAS Spring Meeting will be held at:

The Westin Boston Seaport District
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 0221

Gavin Campbell, Saint Joseph’s University Actuarial Student shared his experience from the recent RPM Student Conference:

“Thank you to the CAS community and all of its members for a great experience and for letting me take a deeper look into the property & casualty actuarial industry. I will be sure to take the knowledge I gained and apply it in my educational career, and I will hopefully return to seminars like this one once I begin my professional career!”


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Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2023 CAS Student Central Summer Program!

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

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 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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CAS Profile: Sebastian Czerwinski

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My name is Sebastian Czerwinski and I am a senior at Illinois State University. Currently I am an actuarial intern at COUNTRY Financial on their pricing team for commercial lines of business and I have accepted a full time position with them in the same position. An interesting fact about me is that I can speak in three different languages: Polish (native), English, and German.

Why would you recommend a career in the insurance industry to current college students?
Insurance industry seeks people with various backgrounds. It is an ever-evolving industry especially on the property and casualty. There is high demand for the skills and knowledge that actuaries have. The technological innovation is another reason to work in the insurance industry since there is a need to overcome this stigma that insurance is behind the technological advances and methodologies to collect and analyze data.

Why did you become an actuary?
I wanted to become an actuary because this profession connects my passion for math with a very practical application which is the property and casualty insurance. At first, I was not sure which path to choose SOA vs CAS, but the choice became obvious once I started learning more about the insurance industry. The P&C is more intuitive for me and I can easier see how the actuarial principles apply to the property and casualty insurance products. On top of that, the variety of fields of study that I get learn about such as business, law, insurance, and programming make this profession very interesting and broad enough for me to find something that I like the most and specialize in it.

What drew you to a career in property and casualty insurance?
The property and casualty insurance products are more intuitive for me, and it is easier to see how the actuarial principles apply in practice. P&C is a fast-changing industry and with the technological innovations there is always something new or a need for an insurance. I can see the impact of my work very fast, and I feel that I can make a direct impact in businesses and people’s lives.

What can students do now to prepare for a career in the industry?
I would say that students should along with their actuarial exam preparation, they should attend as many different conferences as they can to network with industry professionals and learn more about the insurance industry to see what they are interested more. The reason for developing interest in insurance itself is that with the understanding of how the insurance works and how it is regulated, it will be much easier to see how the actuarial principles apply on a daily basis. Also, once you understand how insurance works, it will be easier to adjust the pricing and reserving methodologies or even create models. On top of that, learning at least one programming language will be a huge advantage as almost all companies require candidates to know programming. Even if it is not one that a given company uses, it will be much easier to learn a new one fast since the idea of programming does not change no matter what language you use.

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CAS Profile: Celeste Bremen, ACAS

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Name of university attended: The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Current employer/job title: Senior Actuary at New Energy Risk

Why would you recommend a career in the insurance industry to current college students?
Insurance is so dynamic and interesting!  I graduated from college in 2014, and while we were talking about “big data”, we didn’t talk much about data science. Now, data science is a big part of insurance companies and something that actuaries can get involved in.  During my time as an actuary so far, I’ve had the chance to work internationally as well as in newer industries like telematics and clean energy.  There are lots of opportunities to try new things in your insurance career, and I think that’s part of what makes a career in insurance so satisfying.

Why did you become an actuary?
In high school, I discovered that I really enjoyed math but wasn’t sure what to do with it. I considered engineering or accounting, but neither seemed like the right fit for me. After meeting a friend of a family friend who is an actuary, I decided to consider the career. I liked the idea of taking exams while working (“learn while you earn”) and also spoke to some actuaries who had worked internationally, which appealed greatly to me. So far, I’ve been very happy with my career choice!

What drew you to a career in property & casualty insurance?
The opportunity to work on a variety of projects and to work internationally were what drew me to a career in P&C insurance.  So far, I’ve been fortunate to experience both.  I worked in Zurich Insurance’s Sao Paulo, Brazil, office for two years as part of their international rotation program and had a wonderful experience.  I’ve also had the chance to work in telematics and clean energy, both of which I’ve found very interesting.

As I’ve gained more experience, I’ve also been able to see how insurance can improve lives.  For instance, in my current role, I help price risks for companies that are rolling out new clean energy technologies.  Without an insurance policy, they might not be able to secure financing from lenders – the insurance policy helps to pay back some debt in the event that the technology doesn’t perform as expected, and some lenders require such a policy before they will agree to provide financing.  It’s interesting to see that insurance can play an important role in not only keeping people financially secure when disaster strikes but also in helping new life-improving technologies hit the market.

What can students do now to prepare for a career in the industry?
I think having some understanding of statistics is very helpful for a career in the insurance industry. Even if you don’t work as an underwriter or actuary, it’s helpful to understand some of the technical foundations of insurance.  This helps you understand the product we work on and will also facilitate your conversations with your technical colleagues.

I would also say that it’s important to understand solving business problems.  For example, sometimes a client or colleague may ask for a particular analysis, but once you understand their problem, you see that they might not be asking the right question to solve their problem. If you can help them figure out what that question is, that helps to put everything else on track.

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