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2015-2016 Presentation Materials

March 30, 2016

We had a great presentation given by Beverly at the club tonight. Hagerty is a different company from any that we've had before since they deal solely with collector vehicles and other collector transportation. Hagerty is based in Traverse City, Michigan and is growing quickly. If you are interested in an internship with Hagerty, contact their HR department directly with a copy of your resume. 


Delta Dental of Michigan
March 16,2016

Thank you to Matt Meyer and Jonathan Culbert for visiting the club and speaking on the topics of Delta Dental, dental insurance, and their internship culture. They've already selected their intern for this summer, but look for a posting from them again next year! Matt is an MSU grad and would love to take any questions regarding his career, the program at MSU, or anything actuarial related. Feel free to contact both Matt and Jon with any questions you may have about Delta Dental.

Here is their presentation from that night!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
February 17, 2016

Thanks to Adam Dee, Matt Barringer and Simon Hanover for coming to the club and teaching the club Microsoft Excel basics. There were several useful formulas and shortcuts covered. Exam reimbursement has been installed this past semester so if interested in getting your passed actuarial exam reimbursed, contact Nate. There will also be an IM Volleyball team for the club so if interested, contact the club email at actsci@msu.edu.

Auto Owners
November 4, 2015

Thank you to Mark Wenger and Sarah Nimphie for coming to the last meeting of the semester. Their presentation detailed the areas of Auto Owners' actuarial department including pricing, data, modeling, and reserving. They also gave some insight as to what it's like being a P&C actuary. If you are interested in applying for an internship at Auto Owners you can go to their website here and fill out an application specifying your interest in the actuarial internship. If you have any questions about applying you can email Mark, Sarah, or any of their recruiters found here

A big thank to everyone that attended the meetings this semester. Without all of you it wouldn't be possible to attract all the companies we bring in. The board hopes you enjoy the last few weeks of the semester, happy holidays, and see you next year!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 
October 21, 2015

Thank you to BCBS for coming to the meeting this evening. If you missed the meeting, there was a presentation that laid out some of the operations at BCBS as well as how BCBS sets itself apart from their competitors. BCBS does have some internship opportunities that you can apply for here. If you have any questions email Jody Jones.

October 14, 2015

Thank you Jennifer Gunckle and Megan Anderson for coming to the meeting this evening. The two talked about the culture of Deloitte and the opportunities that they provide as a consulting firm. If you have any questions regarding Deloitte or opportunities available there, contact Jennifer here

Farm Bureau
October 7, 2015

Thank you Chad Williams and Audrey Canfield for presenting at the meeting tonight. As recent grads from MSU, they spoke about what it is like having their first actuarial job and the transition from school to working full-time. Farm Bureau is unique by having both property and casualty lines of business as well as life. Chad, who works on P&C, and Audrey, who works on life, would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding their work. Additionally, Farm Bureau is offering a few internships that you can apply for by messaging either of them as well. 


October 1, 2015

Thank you to Sam Tashima for attending the meeting tonight. Sam gave some insight as to what it is like being a property and causality actuary. Included in his presentation was the track the P&C actuaries take and how it differs from the SOA track. You can email Sam if you are interested in looking at the presentation. 

Aon has a few internships and some full time positions available at their Southfield location which you can apply for at myspartancareer.com. Search for job number 144783 for the internship or 144781 for full time. To be considered please apply by October 15. You can also look on Aon's website for opportunities at their various locations across the country. 

September 30, 2015

Thank you to Shari, Matt, and Michael for coming out to the meeting tonight. Shari gave a presentation about the company culture of Humana and included a discussion about creating your personal brand. Humana is offering internships that you can apply for here. The actuarial position has the job number 148352. You can also find some full time positions on their website as well. If you have any question, you can reach Shari or Matt here, and include in your message that you are a part of the MSU Actuarial Science Club. 


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan: "Day in the Life"
September 25th, 2015

Thank you to everyone who was able to travel to Blue Cross's headquarters in downtown Detroit. BCBS will be visiting the club twice more this school year. If you are interested in an internship with Blue Cross, contact Adam Dee.


Towers Watson
September 23, 2015

Thank you to all of the employees from Towers Watson that came and spoke to the club. For those that misses the meeting, they talked about the exam process, a day in the life at Towers Watson, and what it is like being a consulting actuary. Internships and full time positions are available that you can apply for here by entering the job number listed below. The deadline to apply for these opportunities is October 2, 2015.

Chicago Internship: 21813
Chicago Full-time: 22047
Detroit Internship: 21714
Detroit Full-time: 21984

For more information you can contact Nathan Crum, Megan Foster, Trevor Logan, Dan Rudnik, or Matt Pollie

Second Meeting: Résumé Workshop
September 16, 2015

A big thank you to Chris Sell who gave a presentation about creating the perfect résumé. The link that has the helpful tips Chris presented at the meeting can be found here. If you have any more questions regarding your résumé or to add your résumé to the club's book you can email actsci@msu.edu. A reminder that we will be hosting Towers Watson at the next meeting so please dress business casual. 


First Meeting: Introduction to Actuarial Science Club
September 9, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first meeting. If you happened to miss it, we talked about actuarial science as a major and the career outlook that entails. Also brought up at the meeting was our new mentorship program. If you are interested please fill out the google form. If you have any questions please email Hannah; cregghan@msu.edu. You can find more information regarding the first meeting in the PowerPoint below.

First Meeting Presentation