Majoring in actuarial science is challenging and rewarding at the same time. It requires that you have strong skills and interest in business, finance, statistics, and mathematics. To be an actuary, you need a bachelor’s degree and must pass a series of exams given by the Society of Actuaries and Casualty and Actuarial Society. The Ivy program is designed to prepare you with the knowledge base and skills in finance, mathematics, and statistics needed to pass up to five actuarial exams, so you’ll be career-ready when you graduate.
Many actuaries are employed by insurance companies, where they help calculate the premiums for their products. Given that insurance is a business, it is essential that actuaries have strong business skills. Actuaries are also employed by pension funds, Social Security, banks, investment companies, consulting companies, and education.
The opportunities are endless!