The SIAS Committee, as part of its charitable initiative, has recently joined forces with the Brokerage Citylink, a charity providing careers advice and opportunities to young people in London. The first collaboration was a half-day workshop entitled 'An introduction to the actuarial profession', held at Staple Inn and attended by A-level students from eight different schools.
Despite taking place on a sunny afternoon in the week after AS-levels, the turnout was impressive and 22 young mathematicians listened to the SIAS volunteers talk about what actuaries do, the path to becoming an actuary and why it is officially the best job in the world (according to the Wall Street Journal at least). The session ended with a business game that gave the students a taste of the day-to-day challenges faced by actuaries.
If you would be willing to help out at future events, please contact Greg Campbell at [email protected]