High School Actuarial Day @WVU

High School Actuarial Day - Nov. 3, 2018

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An actuary is consistently rated as the one of the best jobs in America from many sources, including US News and World Report, the Jobs Rated Almanac and CNN Money.
The employment opportunities for actuaries will increase much faster than the average rate. This is a way to use your mathematics skills in financial situations.

Actuaries can expect high starting salaries, and to become respected leaders, often in upper management positions. They generally enjoy what they do; whether working in insurance companies,
consulting firms, or government. They make a wide variety of quantitative decisions such as the price of insurance, employee benefits, estimated costs of a major hurricane and the effects of seatbelt laws.

The Mathematics department at WVU is excited to host the first High School Actuarial Day. The purpose is to expose high school students to the actuarial profession as a career choice.

Organizing Committee

Jessica Deshler
David Miller
Rong Luo
John Goldwasser
Douglas Squire
Laura Pyzdrowski
Fang Yang
Dustin Freeman


No permit is required on Saturday, November 3. Event participants are recommended to park in Lot 7 and Lot 11 on Saturday, November 3.

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Tentative Agenda

  • 10-10:15 am: Welcome from the Dean and Math department at WVU
  • 10:15- 11:15 am: General session: actuaries from industries sharing why they became an actuary, what they love about working as an actuary
  • 11:15- 11:30 am: An overview of the process for pursuing a career as an actuary and resources available to students
  • 11:30 am -12:30 pm: Lunch Break (free pizza provided by math department)
  • 12:30 -1:30 pm: Actuarial problems in financial mathematics, such as compound interest, amortization and annuity, will be illustrated from real-world scenarios
  • 1:30- 2:30 pm: hands-on problem-solving activities

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