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MEET THE ACTUARIAL STUDENTS
Meet the Actuarial Students
For the 2013-14 year, 120 students are registered in the
Actuarial Science Program. Read the Fall
2013 edition of Actualities, RMU’s Actuarial Science newsletter, for the l attest
information on student accomplishments on jobs and exams.
Here is what our students have to say about RMU’s Actuarial Science Program:
After looking at the Actuarial Science programs at many other schools,
nothing really compared to the program here at Robert Morris. Being
involved with a program here that is so focused on preparing us to pass the
actuarial exams, I find it hard to imagine being anywhere else. The
professors have been great teachers in the class room and are always
encouraging us to accomplish our goals. With smaller class sizes, it’s
easy to develop personal relationships with all of the professors. The
size of the school does not compromise the quality of the actuarial program
though; Robert Morris has earned the distinction as a Center of Actuarial
Excellence. In my experience, the program has been nothing short of
Currently, I am a
second year student and passed Exam P after my freshman year. I plan on
sitting for Exam FM this upcoming April. I am in the process of
interviewing for a possible actuarial internship this summer after networking
at RMU’s Actuarial Career Day. On campus I am a Community Advisor and I
am also a member of the Honors Program, National Society of Collegiate
Scholars, and the Actuarial Science Club. Between coursework, community
advisor responsibilities, and studying for exams I enjoy staying involved with
As a senior preparing to graduate and transition into the
business world, I can say with confidence that choosing to study actuarial
science at Robert Morris University was one of best choices I have made in my
life so far. I have always had a strong interest in numbers, and when my high
school guidance counselor told me about the work of an actuary I was instantly
fascinated. After meeting with the professors here at RMU, I realized that this
school and this department would be a perfect place to grow as a student and a
One aspect that I like about the professors in the actuarial
science department is that they work diligently to know you and what you do. I
quickly became heavily involved in athletics: I played on the club soccer team
for three years and I have been a co-captain of the club Ultimate Frisbee team.
I am also one of the leaders of the Catholic Campus Ministry and a peer tutor
in the Center for Student Success. The faculty have helped and supported me as
I have sought to balance these activities with the workload of my major
courses. Their instruction and support aided me in passing Exams P and FM as
well as obtaining two internships.
Additionally, the life insurance company with which I most recently
interned has extended to me an offer to work full-time when I graduate. The
actuarial science professors have been an invaluable resource during my time in
school, preparing me continually to learn and grow in life, and I hope that
they will continue to be colleagues with whom I can remain in contact.
I’m a senior actuarial science major here at Robert Morris
University with a minor in finance. I’ve had a knack for math my entire life;
the opportunity to use math in practical applications in the business world is
what really drove me to become an actuary. In the preceding
summer, I had the opportunity to intern at MassMutual Financial Group
(Springfield, MA), and will be returning there full-time after I graduate this
I spent my childhood years in Michigan, and my adolescence
in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I chose to pursue my undergraduate education at RMU
because of its stellar Actuarial Science program and small campus, which have
been vital parts of my success to jump-start my career after graduation. Thus
far, I've completed Exams P, FM, and MLC. After my first semester, I had the
opportunity to help a professor with actuarial research investigating
healthcare trends. Other students within the program set a high standard for
success and on-campus leadership to keep me motivated.
Over the years, I have been involved in numerous activities:
actuarial science club, investments club, student activities council,
intramural soccer, and the honors program. I also worked as a math peer tutor
and a community advisor helping freshmen get acquainted to RMU this year. I've decided to spend my senior thesis developing a life
insurance pricing simulation that will help underclassmen gain a high-level
understanding of life insurance mechanisms.
Being a senior this year,
I have experienced just about every aspect of Robert Morris University through
the eyes of an actuarial student. Initially, it was the combination of a
small school with a distinguished actuarial program that made RMU stand out to
me. However, as I’ve seen, there are many more aspects to the campus that
not only make you a sought after actuary, but a well rounded person as
The courses at RMU are
directly tuned toward helping you pass five preliminary actuarial exams.
An annual career fair lets you network with regional and national actuarial
employers for internship and full time positions. The RMU communications
curriculum will make sure you are ready to interview and speak professionally
in the workplace. Lastly, in the small classrooms, you will develop
lasting friendships with your classmates that will last a lifetime.
Up to this point, I have
passed two exams, had three internships, and have secured a job for after I
graduate with Buck Consultants in Pittsburgh. I even had the opportunity
to intern three days a week last spring with the help of my professors,
all while getting university credit through Robert Morris. While the major
is at times demanding, I also play on the ACHA D1 ice hockey team, volunteer
with the Catholic Campus Ministry, and even once in a while find time to fit in
a short nap or two. I will always look back on my experience here with
the utmost satisfaction and happiness!
While researching colleges that specialize in Actuarial
Science, Robert Morris University (RMU) was an obvious choice for me. RMU’s Actuarial Science program is accredited
as a Center of Actuarial Excellence, making it a top-tier university to
establish the groundwork for a successful actuarial career. Located just outside of Pittsburgh, RMU has a
suburban atmosphere with a perfect blend of nature and city. The professors at RMU are credentialed, easy
to communicate with, and concentrated on providing students with the material
to pass actuarial exams and be prepared for real world experiences.
I am a senior and have passed exams P/1 and FM/2. While the exams are difficult to pass, being
an actuarial student at RMU increases your odds at succeeding because of the
aforementioned reasons. In addition, RMU
is a networking hub for the industry. If
a student can earn a high GPA and pass an exam, it is almost guaranteed that an
actuarial internship will be obtained.
Two summers ago, I interned for Cigna, and this past summer I interned
for The Hartford – both in life insurance.
Beginning next summer, I will enter the workforce as a full-time
Actuarial Analyst at The Hartford.
highly recommend RMU to any prospective actuarial students. Being surrounded by students that have the
same interests and work ethic as you, as well as caring and knowledgeable
professors, makes for a fulfilling undergraduate academic experience.
I am a sophomore Actuarial Science student with a finance
minor here at Robert Morris University.
I have passed Exam P, and will be
sitting for Exam FM in the spring of 2014. I am also very excited to experience
Actuarial work this summer through an internship.
On campus I am a Student Ambassador, and a First Year
Mentor. I am a member of the Actuarial Science Club, and the University’s Honor
Program. I am also the Class President for the Class of 2016.
I chose RMU because of the fantastic Actuarial Science
program, especially since it was so exam intensive. The classes prepare you so
well for the exams, and put you in a great position to receive an internship or
job. I could not imagine being in any other program. The professors are also so
helpful to all the students, and really work to make the program successful.
The program at RMU is second to none, and will really help students to reach
their full potential.
I am currently in my second year at Robert Morris University
studying Actuarial Science with a minor in Finance. The summer after my first
year, I passed Exam P and will be sitting for Exam FM in the near future. I am
also a member on both the Division I track and cross country teams. Between
classes and practice, I actively participate in the Actuarial Science Club,
Nonprofit Leadership Association, and am a founding member of the Creativity
When looking for colleges, Robert Morris University’s
actuarial program really stood out. The professors are easy to approach and
very knowledgeable. The professors do an excellent job of preparing for the
actuarial exams. The program is very exam focused, which will directly help in
getting a job. I can easily say that Robert Morris’s Actuarial Science program
is one of the best I have seen and I am grateful for my time here.