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  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • 3:40 PM–4:30 PM
  • North Hall 276

Erin Campbell, ACAS (CNA Insurance)

In recent years, a career in actuarial science has been frequently lauded as one of the “best” jobs out there.  Yes, it pays well, the demand continues to grow, and actuaries seem like fairly happy folk, but what do actuaries actually do?  And is the infamous exam process actually that arduous?  With this lecture, my hope is to de-mystify the world of actuarial work.  In addition to providing an overview of the career and what it takes to enter the field, I will also discuss real-life mathematical problems I’ve faced during my career at CNA Insurance, one of the nation’s largest Commercial Property & Casualty insurance providers.  And with every numerical dilemma actuaries face, there is the further challenge of communicating to business partners who are not as mathematically-inclined.  By discussing both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of actuarial science, students and faculty will walk away with a better understanding of what an actuary actually is: an analytical problem solver, a storyteller, and a relationship builder.

Refreshments precede the talk at 3:30pm in North Hall 282.

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