Internships are valuable opportunities for students to develop new skills, gain new experiences, and learn about possible careers in a professional setting while still in school. Actuarial internships will expose interns to principles and techniques of actuarial science in business, government and other appropriate settings. Most employers will expect students to have some hands-on experience by the time they graduate.
Some companies will even pay for study materials and exams for interns as an investment in their professional development. Many students also find that the successful completion of an internship leads to a job offer.
Students are encouraged to embark on internships by enrolling in ActSci 590 (sophomore or higher standing required and must have completed at least 6 credits in upper-level actuarial science or statistics with a 2.5 GPA or higher). It is the student’s responsibility to secure an internship; the program does not place students in internships. Students should also arrange to have a supervisor oversee their work at the agency or organization.Typically 40 hours of work is required for one internship credit.
Students should use all of their available resources to find an internship:
- Talk to and network with professors, fellow students, actuarial science alumni, and advisor board members
- Network with family and friends of family
- Search job boards and other online sites where internships are posted
- Connect with organizations where other students have interned or where UWM has existing relationships
- Connect with the UWM’s Office of Student Experience and Talent for resume assistance, interviewing tips, internship and job postings and more
Students interested in credit for internship should consult their actuarial science faculty advisor.
Organizations where students have recently interned or where we have established relationships
- Willis Towers Watson
- Trupanion, a pet health insurance company
- National General Insurance
- Wakely Consulting
Local Area Network
Local employers have shown great interest in UWM’s actuarial program. They regularly visit our campus and recruit our students into their internship and regular positions. As an actuarial science major at UWM you will get to know these companies well. If you are interested in learning more about our program or insurance, please contact a member from the local actuarial network:
- Krystal Smuda (Allstate)
- Rob Michalski (Humana)
- Daniel Gerlach (Long Term Care Group)
- Misty Munzinger (Milliman)
- Liz Caldwell (Northwestern Mutual)
- Taylor Gehrke (Oliver Wyman)
- Meghan Elvington (Towers Watson)