The annual Actuarial Finance Careers Fair, hosted by Imperial College Business School on 15 November 2011, attracted an unprecedented number of undergraduate students and major employers, many sponsoring actuarial trainees at Imperial as MSc Actuarial Finance students on a day-release basis.
The Careers Fair allows employers to meet potential new talent from leading universities in the UK, while students get to meet employers, learn about the profession and the Imperial pathway to qualification.
This year, attendees heard from:
Dr Trevor Watkins, director of education at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries;
Paul Nicholas, alumnus of Imperial College Business School;
Tony Hewitt, programme director of MSc Actuarial Finance at Imperial;
Geraldine Kaye from Gaaps Actuarial.
Nine major employers had stands at the fair - Aon Hewitt, Barnett Waddingham, Buck Consultants, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Mercer, Milliman, Towers Watson and Zurich Financial Services. The Actuarial Profession, Inside Careers and Gaaps Actuarial also had stands.
In total, 113 students attended from 29 colleges. Feedback was excellent, with 95% of attendees saying they were likely to pursue an actuarial career and 63% likely to pursue the MSc Actuarial Finance as a result of the fair.
Mr Hewitt said: "Imperial is committed to our partnership with the Profession and we are proud of our role in attracting high-calibre graduates to the profession."
For more information on the MSc Actuarial Finance, visit: http://bit.ly/imperialmsc