Testimonials from Students

Testimonials from Students

I have no regrets in attending ASNA during my first year of university. The career fair led me to my first co-op job and I had the privilege of networking with talented individuals from across the country. Moreover, ASNA was both informative and fun at the same time. The guest speakers were experts who specialized in fields including life, property and casualty (P&C) insurance, and pensions, and it was a pleasure to hear their presentations. My highlight of the convention was the social night, where students were able to network with employers through games.

Winnie LuongUniversity of Waterloo

I learnt more about the actuarial field than Google could have taught me in a year—no kidding! The seminars explored different areas that an actuary can work in and their roles in life, health, pension, property and casualty, and even non-traditional roles an actuary can take on. I have also got some exposure on the business model of companies and how they make a profit from it. Not only was I able to find out more about the field, I also got to meet many people with the same interest!

Charles Chiu, University of Toronto

This is how I see the ASNA convention: a great experience for everyone! First of all, this is a great opportunity to know more about the actuarial profession—it doesn't matter if you are interested in actuarial science or not. There was a lot to learn from the seminars and some of them were quite entertaining! If you are looking for a job, it’s a perfect time to socialize with potential employers; if you are preparing for your career, it’s an excellent way to know what the employers are looking for so that you can better prepare yourself for the future. To wrap up, the ASNA Convention grants you three wishes: an opportunity to learn, have fun, and travel!

Ching Chi (Jane) Wong, University of Waterloo

ASNA is North America’s premier event for actuarial students. I found that the career fair was expansive with actuarial employers both small and large in attendance. In addition to this, the workshops offered throughout the weekend delved deep into the different areas of actuarial practice and these alone broadened my knowledge about our field. The best parts, however, were the great food, atmosphere, and social events lined up for us. I left the convention with not only a better understanding of what actuaries can do, but also a network of colleagues from across the country. I would definitely recommend ASNA to anyone interested in pursuing a career in actuarial science.

Karan Phadke, University of Toronto

I found my first actuarial internship at the ASNA career fair, the largest actuarial fair in Canada. I strongly urge all students to attend, both job seekers and those who have jobs lined up.

Michael Blay, University of Toronto

The ASNA convention is a great opportunity for professional networking, making friends with students from across Canada and learning useful information about the actuarial career. The three conventions I attended have been nothing but a positive experience. Also, I really appreciate the work that the ASNA executives have put into the convention; thanks to their efforts, actuarial students have more chances to discover the actuarial career outside of the classroom settings.

Shirley (Ai Yan) Wu, University of Waterloo

If you would like to share your experience regarding the ASNA convention, please e-mail president@anea-asna.ca.

I attended ASNA during my last year in University. Excellent networking opportunity! Highly recommended!
Ricky Chu, Actuarial Associate, Individual Insurance Valuation; Manulife Financial
The ASNA Convention in Quebec City in 2010 was a great opportunity for us at Sun Life to meet the actuaries of the tomorrow. We were able to share the Sun Life story with a diverse range of strong candidates during thecareer fair and are looking forward to returning to ASNA in 2011.
Martin Reeves, FSA, FCIA, AVP, Fixed Annuity Business; Sun Life Financial

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