Students and Faculty Attend Regional Actuaries Club Meeting

By Caitlin Burns | March 6, 2020

Six men and one woman in a group photo standing against a wood panel wall.

Four actuarial science majors, Ross Lawnhurst ’22, Michael Soroka ’21, Minhao Zhang ’20, and Carlie Banchi ’20, attended the Philadelphia Actuaries Club Meeting on Feb. 26 along with Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Ned Wolff and Assistant Professors of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Weihong Ni and Irina Pogrebivsky.

Students got to hear Dave Sandberg, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and SOA board member, speak about professionalism, ethical dilemmas actuaries face, and the role actuaries are playing in the Artificial Intelligence and Analytics space. 

“We were heartened to hear that the actuarial profession is going strong and adapting to changes associated with technological advances and Big Data,” Pogrebivsky said. “The profession continues to grow, especially in China and other countries in Asia. This continues to be important in light of our own strong and robust actuarial science program partnership with China’s Jiangsu University.”

The Philadelphia Actuaries Club also presented a gift of $500 in support of Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program, which will be used toward exam reimbursement and to purchase study materials.

Students also had a chance to network with and receive career advice from local actuaries.