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2016-2017 Past Presentation Materials

Resume/Interview Tips
February 15, 2017

We had the pleasure of having MSU's own Brian Telfor, who gave us some great resume and interviewing tips. Brian Telfor works as the Career Services Consultant in the College of Natural Science. If you are interested in viewing his presentation slides you can view them here. You can also sign up for an appointment with him to polish up your resume here or if you are just starting your resume you can sign up and see any advisor at the student services building on campus. 

February 1, 2017

Thank you to Samuel Tashima and Hannah Cregg from Aon for coming back to present for the second time this academic year. They talked with us about some of the important information that you should have on your LinkedIn account. They also prepared an interesting workshop on simple actuarial expectation methods and we applied them to predict the number of wins the Lions might have in a given year. For any of you are who haven't taken finance 311 yet, there is a study abroad program in Belgium that will allow you to satisfy that requirement in a unique way. For more information follow the link here

Kaufman Financial
November 9, 2016

Thank you to Bill Gatewood and Alexa Burns from Kaufman Financial for presenting at this week's meeting. They spent their time with us explaining their unique business model, that is insuring novelty properties and possessions and taking on riskier policies. Kaufman is looking for interns this summer in their underwriting department so if you are interested please apply at their website here. If you have any questions for either Bill or Alexa you can reach them at their emails by clicking their names above. 

November 2, 2016

Thank you to Christina Winter for coming and presenting to our club. She talked to us about Hagerty's unique business product, that is insuring classic and collectable cars and boats. If you are interested in an internship at Hagerty you can apply at www.Hagerty.com by submitting your resume. Any questions regarding Hagerty or the internship should be directed towards Christina at her email linked to her name above or to hrrecruiting@hagerty.com.

October 26, 2016

Thank you to Mark Wenger for his presentation at tonight's meeting. He discussed a variety of topics including the opportunities available at Auto-Owners Insurance Company and a few simple insurance topics. If you have any questions for mark you can contact him by email by clicking his name above. For those of you who are interested in the Simon lecture, please email Holly Purves at the attached address to register. The lecture is on November 11th at 5:30 pm located at the Kellogg Center.

Farm Bureau
October 19, 2016

Thank you to Chad Williams and Audrey Canfield coming and presenting to our club tonight. Their presentation consisted of the difference between their property and casualty actuaries and their life actuaries. They also discussed the work their actuarial interns do during the summer. Chad and Audrey also held interviews after the meeting so thank you again to them for doing so. Their emails are linked to their names above if you have any questions for them. 

Delta Dental
October 18, 2016

Thanks you to Matthew Meyer and John Culbert for their presentation on their actuarial department at Delta Dental. They talked to us about their department structure, their individual work topics and Delta Dental's advanced data warerhouse. They will soon be posting their actuarial internship on their website at www.deltadentalmi.com so if you are interested you should continue to check the job board on their website. If you have any questions for Matt or John you can email them by clicking the link above. 

October 12, 2016

Thank you to Arie Kurniawan, Jennifer Gunckle and Joe Kropiewnicki for presenting to the club tonight. They talked to us about the incentives of working for a consulting firm and the benefits that Deloitte offers to their employees. If you are interested in an internship opportunity you can send your resume to Jennifer within the next few days. If you are interested in the Annual Midwest Actuarial Student Conference next Friday please email us for more information.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
October 5, 2016

Thank you to Megan Schmelzer and Erica Shugart from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for coming and presenting to our club. They informed us on the corporate structure of their company and the structure of their actuarial department. If you are interested in an internship you can apply at www.mibluetalent.com with job code  ACT0001l. They are having interviews on campus on October 20th so be sure to submit your application before then. If you have any questions regarding their actuarial department you can email either presenter or if you have general questions about Blue Cross you can email Tony Halfman.

September 28, 2016

Thank you to Matt Parker for coming to present and thank you to his colleagues for joining us through Skype. The presentation focussed on Humana's company goals and their actuarial interns' summer experiences with them. If you are interested in an internship with Humana you can apply here. Matt is also conducting phone interviews so email him your availability in 30 minute time increments over the next five days along with your preferred phone number to set up the interview. 

Priority Health
September 27, 2016

Thank you to James CarsonJared KeoughKent NewcombErik Wood and Kylie Young for attending the meeting tonight. They represented a diverse spectrum within their actuarial department and provided details on how each area differs from others. If you are interested in an internship with Priority Health you can apply on their website by following the link here. Once again, if you have any questions for the presenters you can email them by clicking their names above. Also, if you are attending the Blue Cross Blue Shield event in Detroit, please email the club at actsci@msu.edu so we can arrange car pooling.

Willis Towers Watson
September 21, 2016

Thank you to Megan Foster, Trevor Logan, Dan Rudnik, Nate Stemberger, and Karno Sarkar for coming to the meeting tonight. The presentors gave an insight into the different departments that actuaries work in at Willis Towers Watson including health benefits and retirement benefits. We then split into three groups to discuss actuarial exams, a typical work day at Willis Towers Watson, and intern life there. If you are interested in interviewing with Willis Towers Watson you can submit your resume to the posting here for a future on campus interview. There's also a posting for internships here. If you have any questions about Willis Towers Watson, feel free to email any of the presentors by clicking their name above. 

September 14, 2016

Thank you to the Samuel Tashima and Hannah Cregg from Aon for coming and presenting to us. They provided a unique look into what they do and how they look at risk from an actuarial point of view. If you are interested in their internship opportunities you can search Handshake with job ID 423601 (Launch Program) and 423582 (Actuarial Internship). For those of you who are unaware, Handshake has replaced myspartancareer. You can also email Sam or Hannah by clicking their names above if you have any questions. 

Second Meeting: Resume Workshop                            
September 13, 2016

Thank you to all the club members who came to our first resume workshop of the year. If you have any questions pertaining to your resume or if you still need to add your resume to the club's book, email us at actsci@msu.edu. The link to the resume presentation is accessible here. Also don't forget to register for Blue Cross' event by the date below if you are interested. 

First Meeting: Introduction to the Actuarial Science Club    
September 7, 2016

Thank you everyone for coming out to our first meeting of the year as it was a great turn out! For those who were unable to make it, the meeting focused on a brief of the actuarial profession and club administrative information. If you are interested in visiting Blue Cross Blue Shield on September 30, 2016 for their "A Day in the Life of an Actuary" event please RSVP to Tony Halfman before 5:00 p.m on September 20, 2016. You can review this week's meeting presentation by clicking the link below.

First Meeting Presentation