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AMS and SIAM Develop Mentor Program

A joint project of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has asked for the CAS/SOA Joint Career Encouragement Committee's help in securing nonacademic actuaries as mentors for recent graduates and for students in a master's or doctorate program in mathematical sciences. Volunteer mentors are matched with appropriate students and stay in touch for one year answering e-mail messages on the work environment in actuarial science, job and internship opportunities, interview and resume tips, and recommended course work.

According to the project director, several students have expressed interest in actuarial science, but few actuaries are involved in the program at this time.

For more information on how you can encourage a future actuary through this project, contact Mike Boa at the CAS Office at or (703) 276-3100.