MCFAM Student Leader Corner
University of Minnesota students benefit from three different organizations that focus on the various career paths within insurance, actuarial science and quantitative finance. Each of the organizations create venues in which their members can interact with industry practitioners, many of whom are U of MN alumni. These mentors help our students explore new and emerging trends, and the skills required to address these new market scenarios.
Jack Hillesheim – President, Actuary Club at the University of Minnesota: For Jack, planning for the Actuarial Career Fair next fall has been a highlight of his year as President of the Club thus far. “It is a major and very renowned regional event for employers and actuarial students alike, and I am proud to be leading this effort”. Read more.
Elsa Dahlman – President Gamma Iota Sigma University of Minnesota Chapter: Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), is a national organization focused on the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry’s student talent pipeline across all functional areas within the industry. The goal of GIS is to promote and sustain student interest in careers in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. The University of Minnesota GIS chapter was formed in late December 2020. But because of Covid, recruiting and creating a presence on campus was only started in the fall of 2021. Read more.
Amin Mirbod – President, Financial Mathematics Student Association (FMA): As President of the FMA this year, Amin has come to see the organization as a conduit between the students and the program. “We started engaging with new MFM and FQF students even before we met them on campus last fall. In the summer of 2021 we helped the incoming class onboard to our campus through Slack and email groups. Read more.