Registering for the peer-mentorship program offered by ASNA was undoubtedly a great decision. As a first-year, I knew that actuarial science combined topics I really enjoyed such as mathematics, finance and economics, that there were many different types of industries in which actuaries practice, and that there were many professional exams to pass. However, I didn't know what the different roles of an actuary were, what it felt like working as an actuary, nor what the impact of the work of an actuary was.
I registered for the peer-mentorship program in the hopes of finding a mentor that could help me get a better grasp of the subject. In all honesty, my mentor Catherine exceeded all my expectations; she was superb. I learned a lot. Catherine answered all my questions, gave me tips about school, offered advice on how to get through some rough times and, last but not least, taught me how to organize my time effectively. All in all, my mentor showed me what it meant to be a future actuary.