CAS University Liaison Program
About the Program
The CAS University Liaison Program was established in 1999 and has grown to over 380 CAS members who have volunteered to be liaisons to colleges and universities. The program is managed by the University Engagement Committee, and matches CAS members with academics to provide the academics a one-on-one contact with a practicing actuary. The program helps facilitate the partnership between the academic community and the actuarial profession.
There are over 320 schools that are part of the University Liaison Program.
The University Engagement Committee is constantly recruiting for additional University Liaisons and welcomes members to volunteer as liaisons to any schools that they have a desire to work with. Learn more about becoming a liaison and check out the list of schools that need a UL.
Resources for University Liaisons
The CAS has developed a library of off-the-shelf PowerPoint presentations that University Liaisons can use when visiting schools to give presentations to students. The presentation files can be accessed by University Liaisons by following the steps below. Any CAS member is welcome to utilize the presentations; if you are not a University Liaison and would like to access the presentations, please contact Tamar Gertner.
The presentations were created specifically for a student audience and cover the following topics:
- Introductory Actuarial Career Presentation
- Basic Ratemaking-Overall Rate Level Indication Considerations for Personal Lines
- Basic Reinsurance
- Basic Reserving
- Predictive Modeling 101
- Overview of CAS Exams
- The CAS: The Right Path for Casualty Actuaries
To access the presentations, University Liaisons should login to My CAS. Click on "My Committees" on the left-hand menu, and then click on "University Liaisons." Scroll to the bottom of the University Liaisons webpage; the presentations are listed under the "Documents" section.
You can present the PowerPoint presentations in their original format or customize them to better fit your own presentation style or allotted time. We welcome your feedback on the presentations and any additions to the library from among presentations you have used in the past and wish to contribute.
If you are interested in learning more about the program please contact Tamar Gertner, University Engagement Manager at the CAS Office (703-276-3100).