Career Day Gives Students Insights into Actuarial Life

As part of the CIA’s continuing efforts to promote the actuarial profession among the latest generation of students, Institute representatives attended a highly successful career fair organized by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).

CIA staff actuary, education, Joseph Gabriel, and Institute member Pierre Parenteau were among those who joined around 200 registrants at the University of Sherbrooke for a day spent discussing the options open to students considering their career plans.

M. Gabriel said: "I met around 30 actuarial science students, mostly at the master’s level. They came from a lot of different backgrounds and wanted to know, for example, how far the profession went into enterprise risk management. I was also able to promote the Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst designation."

The CIA’s booth was one of around 15 belonging to organizations from the financial sector, and PRMIA declared the day a resounding success.

M. Gabriel added: "We will be doing a lot of things like this during the year. It is important that we increase our visibility among students, and highlight the University Accreditation Program and the employment perspectives for future actuaries."

CIA actuaries Pierre Parenteau, fourth left, and Joseph Gabriel, right, promote the actuarial profession to students.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires