Articles tagged "Career"

Actuarial Students Sprint Ahead with new Student App

The Actuaries Institute has this week launched a new App 'Actuarial Sprint' offering actuarial students a platform to get news, updates and media tailored to their interests as well as share experiences, pose questions and get answers through the discussion forum.

My top tip for those new in their careers, volunteer!

When Julia Lessing, Director at Guardian Actuarial, was asked 'what would be the best advice for young professionals' she thought volunteering. In this article, Julia illustrates the value of volunteering and how it contributes to our careers.

Optimising Your Career

More than 40 enthusiastic members, including a high number of students, attended Jas Singh's recent career-themed presentation to the Perth Actuarial community. Here, Jas outlines his key takeaways.

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Book Review: Not Guilty by Nicolette Rubinsztein

Jennifer Lang reviews actuary Nicolette Rubinsztein's new book 'Not Guilty' which applies the McKinsey 7-S Framework to the life of a career mum.

I am an Actuary

Martin Mulcare presents the most recent instalment of the popular I am an Actuary series. In this article, seven young actuaries share personal experiences of their actuarial journey.

"Perfectionism is our biggest weakness" Ian Pollard tells Leadership Seminar

[VIDEO]: One of our greatest collective weaknesses is a strive for perfectionism and imposing that on others, pioneering actuary and Rhodes Scholar Ian Pollard told delegates at the Institute's Leadership Development Seminar on Monday (8 August).

Inspiring new generations of leaders

Chris Scheuber shares practical insights from the 2016 Actuaries Institute Leadership Development Seminar.

Do Actuaries have the skills to be Chief Analytics Officers?

Actuaries have the mathematical, statistical and programming skills to take a company’s data to the next level. But how do their skills align to current Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) roles, and what courses are on the market to help actuaries them bridge the gap? Bill Konstantinidis investigates.

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9 things I learned after becoming an actuary

Actuaries Digital Editor Kirsten Flynn reflects on nine things she’s discovered since starting her actuarial career.

Finity and the National Fair Internship Pledge - The link between interns and diversity

The National Fair Internship Pledge is a promise to provide equal opportunities for young talent, regardless of their situation. Finity has become the first actuarial firm to take the pledge, joining employers in government, tech, education and the not-for-profit sector

How working in New Zealand can help fast track your career

Thinking about working overseas? Jas Singh and Jenny Lyon break down the reasons why you should consider New Zealand, and speak to three actuaries who are already there.

In the Wrong Job? What Can You Do?

There are many reasons you might feel stuck in the wrong job. Here, Dr Anthony Lowe discusses the importance of creating 'non-linear' options for your career early on and maximising your skills and experience towards more rewarding work.

I am an Actuary

Deciding which direction to take your career path in can be tricky. We asked eight qualified practitioners how they came to be actuaries and why they love their work.

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Top tips to keep your career moving

Actuaries Digital Editor Kirsten Flynn asks five experienced actuaries for their top tips, to help keep your career moving.

Senior actuaries share career journey

[VIDEOS]: Timothy Lam reports on a successful Careers Event, one year in the making, to give first-year students insight into the potential career journey of an actuary.

The 'IT' thing - forging a data-focused career

[VIDEO]: Actuaries have strong grounding for a career in data analytics but a greater understanding of IT systems and programming languages is needed for success in the field. Jas Singh reports on the Actuaries Institute's inaugural Data Analytics Seminar.

I am an Actuary

Deciding which direction to take your career path in can be tricky. We asked five qualified practitioners how they came to be actuaries and why they love their work.

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Actuaries in Health – A Rewarding Career

The Young Actuaries Program continued its Melbourne Evening Speaker Series in August with a presentation from Barry Leung and Evelyn Njoo of Defence Health, writes James Morris.

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I am an Actuary

Deciding which direction to take your career path in can be tricky when faced with a mysterious intersection of mathematics, insurance and actuarial science. We ask six qualified actuaries why they love their work.

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Half Time Reflections on an Actuary's Contribution

After 30 years as an actuary, IAG's Executive General Manager of Risk and Performance in the Personal Insurance division, Tim Clark, tells an Institute Leadership Forum what he's learned.

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