TESTIMONIALS FROM PROFESSIONALS
ASNA has been a large force, gathering actuarial students, for 20 years. Through my two years of involvement in ASNA I learned more about the profession, companies, and actuarial life than through four years of university. Everyone I know who either joined the association or only came to the convention has come out of it with more knowledge in their career than before. Taking part in ASNA helped me fall in love with my profession. Since my involvement I am more driven and proud of the career path I chose. I have developed strong professional relationships with company representatives and lifelong friendships with fellow students. In a small but diverse profession like ours it is important to know the vast possibilities which are at our hands. ASNA can open your eyes and help you find your place, as it has for me.
Diana Zaidlin, ASNA-ANEA President 2009–2010
Munich Re has been a proud supporter of the ASNA Convention over the past few years and we have been impressed with the quality of the students at the events and their interest in further developing their skills and knowledge. Your convention offers a great opportunity for employers and students to network and share ideas and aspirations.
Frédéric Jacques, assistant vice-president, living benefits, Munich Reinsurance
Lise and I were part of a group of University of Manitoba students that attended ASNA as students in 2007. We had a fantastic time meeting other actuarial students from across the country and getting to know a little bit more about the industry and all the different employers out there. After graduating the next year, both of us had started working at Manulife and were thrilled to be asked to attend as employers. It was fun for us to get to be there on the other side and see that it’s also a great opportunity for employers. As an employer, it was exciting to get to meet the next generation of actuaries as well as network with others in the actuarial community and show the students why we’re proud to be working for Manulife.
Louise Hughes and Lise Arbez, senior actuarial associates, Manulife Financial
The ASNA Convention was a great opportunity for us at Sun Life to meet the actuaries of tomorrow. We were able to share the Sun Life story with a diverse range of strong candidates during the career fair.
Martin Reeves, assistant vice-president, fixed annuity business, Sun Life Financial
ASNA is a great networking opportunity for industry and students, as well as an invaluable recruiting experience for us to meet students from across Canada. Manulife is very committed to ASNA through our Diamond-level sponsorship and by sending many presenters—I feel honoured to have been asked to present and look forward to ASNA’s continuing success!
Rahim Hirji, senior vice-president and chief financial officer, Canadian Division, Manulife Financial
I attended ASNA during my last year in university. Excellent networking opportunity! Highly recommended!
Ricky Chu, actuarial associate, individual insurance valuation, Manulife Financial
I attended ASNA as both a student and as an employer. As a student, it was exciting to meet students from other universities and to share stories about our early experiences in actuarial science. It was also great seeing all the possibilities presented by the various employers. Not to mention, it ended up being a great way to meet and bond with my fellow classmates. As an employer, it was always fun seeing the excitement and drive of the new generation of actuarial students, and it was a great place to recruit.
Ryan Charland, assistant vice-president and pricing officer, U.S. life product management, Manulife Financial
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