Top sponsor, Cigna, still managed to host an incredible event for Penn State students, despite all the challenges COVID-19 has thrown at us. The company generously held a “Virtual Coffee Chat” to give students the opportunity to have casual conversations with Penn State Alumni and employees to discuss topics such as health care, resumes, interviews, business writing, and more! This was a valuable opportunity, especially for underclassmen, to network with a top company and learn more about the health care side of the actuarial field.
PSU Alumni and Cigna actuaries informed students of Cigna's Actuarial Development Program, which is a 10–12-week program featuring an executive speaker series, volunteer events, and career development workshop. This internship gives students insight into the actuarial industry while preparing them for a full-time career. For more information on the internship program, visit https://jobs.cigna.com/us/en/summer-internship-program.
Top sponsor, Prudential Financial, hosted their annual spring event for the Actuarial Science Club. Penn State Alumni generously gave insights to Penn State students on the Actuarial Success Awareness Program (ASAP), Actuarial Internship Program (AIP), and Actuarial Leadership Development Program (ALDP). Prudential continues to recruit from Penn State because of the strong partnership with the actuarial science program.
Prudential enables students to get a jump start on the actuarial career path with its 1-week Actuarial Success Awareness Program for freshman and sophomores. ASAP provides students the opportunity to be exposed to the actuarial science field and potential early consideration for the Actuarial Internship Program. AIP is a 10-week summer internship program with a plethora of roles. Students are provided with a mentor for guidance throughout projects. This is also a segue to be considered for the ALDP. ALDP is a 6-year program, with four 12-month rotations and a 2 year capstone. Graduates entering the workforce with Prudential are provided with exam support, leadership opportunities, professional guidance, and training. For more information about internships at Prudential, visit https://jobs.prudential.com/us-en/early-talent/programs/internships#talent-network