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CAS Hosts First Ever Virtual Multi-School Case Competition

The CAS recently hosted its first virtual Multi-School Case Competition! Over the years, the CAS’s Case Competition Task Force has developed a series of case competition toolkits that have been utilized by universities and partner organizations. With the newly widespread familiarity and effectiveness of remote and virtual collaboration, the CAS decided to leverage these online tools to make the CAS case competition experience accessible to a broader range of aspiring actuarial students.

Over the course of several months, CAS staff and volunteers worked closely to plan a seamless and comprehensive event. CAS University Liaisons helped identify schools that had not previously hosted a CAS case competition. In total, five teams across four universities signed up to participate in the competition:

  • Baruch College (two teams)
  • Brooklyn College
  • Roosevelt College
  • University of Manitoba

Throughout the span of two weeks, the teams worked on a phone warranty case. A kick-off introducing the case and townhall Q&A were held the first week. Participants were then given access to a CAS volunteer team advisor who watched them practice their presentation and offered feedback to prepare them for the event day. The event culminated with the online case competition presentations and an award ceremony designating the 1st place prize of $2,000 to Baruch College Team 1, 2nd place prize of $1,500 to University of Manitoba, and 3rd place to Roosevelt College with a prize of $1,000.

Congratulations to our inaugural winners:

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Case Competition 1

1st Place- Baruch College Team 1

  • Alexis Marin-Jimenez
  • Shuzhen(Susan) Deng
  • Raymond Chen
  • Suporna Das

 

2nd Place- University of Manitoba

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Case Competition 2

 

  • Chenyang Li
  • Gurkaran Kaur
  • Griffon Neufeld
  • Ishpreet Kaur
  • Luke Alevizos
  • Patricia Rodriguez

3rd Place- Roosevelt College

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Case Competition 3
  • Minh Nguyen

 

 

 

 

The CAS would also like to sincerely thank all of the volunteers that were involved in the event:

Case Competition Task Force:

  • Courtney Rohde, FCAS (chair)
  • Charles Zhu, FCAS
  • Lee Bowron, ACAS
  • Yabing Yang, ACAS

Case Competition Judges

  • Michael Etkin
  • Shannon Dempsey, ACAS
  • Sonil Tappia

Team Advisors

  • Joshua Collier, ACAS
  • Kyle Bartee, ACAS
  • Vijay Persaud, ACAS

Townhall Advisor

  • Roberto Pérez, FCAS

Want to Hold Your Own Case Competition?

The CAS and Case Competition Task Force have recently completed a revamp of our five case competition toolkits on the topics of predictive modeling, data visualization, workers’ compensation reserving, auto safety features and warranties. Each toolkit offers a full set of materials to run the competition including a case study, introductory presentation, data workbook and templates, including rubric and grading sheets for judges and award certificates. For more information, please contact CAS University Engagement Manager Margaret Kerr at mkerr@casact.org.