CAS Profile: Claire DiOrio

Name of college/university attended: University of Notre Dame

Current employer/job title: CNA Insurance, Actuarial Consultant

Why would you recommend a career in the insurance industry to current college students?
The insurance industry has rewarding work. New graduates can immediately see their work helping clients recover after accidents or catastrophes. In addition, it has a great job outlook.

Why did you become an actuary?
I’ve always wanted a career that used statistics and mathematics. I knew I wanted to work in business, and so I was drawn to pursue an actuarial career.

What drew you to a career in property and casualty insurance?
The property and casualty insurance industry is always changing. It’s a field that is strongly data driven and requires one to stay up-to-date on industry trends. In addition to being an exciting field, it is also a necessary field and impacts the lives of most everyone with whom we interact.

What can students do now to prepare for a career in the industry?
I would recommend networking with individuals already in the insurance industry. I would also recommend subscribing to an insurance newsletter.

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