Articles tagged "Career"

Under the Spotlight - Sean Elliot

A self described "very typical actuary", Sean Elliot, lecturer at Bond University goes Under the Spotlight to share his career journey; what gets his goat; and his penchant for chess and sci-fi films.

Under the Spotlight - Dr David Lau

Professor at Bond University's Actuarial Science program Dr David Lau, who has experience working for some of the world's leading insurance and regulatory businesses, goes Under the Spotlight to reveal his undying passion for mathematics and some quirky hobbies.

Interview with new Banking Practice Committee Convenor - Jason Slade

Jason Slade became Convenor of the Banking Practice Committee in April following the resignation of Phil Everett. Actuaries Digital interviewed Jason to find out a bit more about the man charged with delivering the Part III banking course and his vision for the profession engaged in banking.

President's Column - How can Mentoring Open Doors to Career Development?

Institute President Jenny Lyon gives some insight into the benefits of the Institute's Mentoring Program and just how mentoring arrangements can help to develop young actuaries' networks and career.

The Young Actuaries Conference: An Overview

Avanti Patki and Tim Lam review last week's popular Young Actuaries Conference, unpacking its four key themes ‘Actuarial Passport – where to next?’, ‘Actuary of the Future’, ‘Talking the talk’ and ‘Strategic Thinking, Leadership and Personal Brand’.

Q&A with 2017 Actuaries Summit Presenters Martin Mulcare and Rick Gilmore

Martin Mulcare from Etiam interviews Rick Gilmore, founder of Good Company Coaching, on why remaining relevant is the core challenge of our time, and what to do about it. Martin and Rick will be presenting on Day One of the 2017 Actuaries Summit.

Get Excited for the Young Actuaries Conference!

2017 Young Actuaries Conference is designed to help young actuaries “Get the Edge” in their career. The conference aims to shed light on specific skills young actuaries need to adapt and build a successful and purposeful career. Victoria Gao reports.

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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