June 28, 2013

Actuarial Science Student Emily Phillips Featured by ValuePenguin

Emily Phillips, a senior actuarial science major from Overland Park, Kan., was featured in a story on the ValuePenguin website. ValuePenguin is a data analysis company that provides statistical insights for insurance, financial and legal matters.
 
Grant Essink
In the article, Phillips praised the actuarial science program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and believes it is preparing her for a successful career as an actuary.
 
“While the classes can be difficult, there are so many resources available to students if they ever need help,” Phillips said. “The classes helped me pass two actuarial exams and get a head start on my career.”
 
This summer Phillips is working at Aon Hewitt near Chicago, Ill., as a retirement actuarial intern.
 
“Aon Hewitt is a large consulting firm, and my role is to help clients manage their employees' retirement benefits.  Generally speaking, there are two main types of actuaries: consulting and insurance,” she said.
 
The program at UNL encourages multiple internships to give students options of which actuarial career path they might want to pursue. In 2012, Phillips worked as an intern in Omaha, Neb. at Lincoln Financial Group in Omaha, Neb.
 
Phillips is also active in the actuarial science club at UNL and was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy Leadership Conference in Annapolis, Md., earlier this year.
 
To read the entire story about Emily Phillips, visit the ValuePenguin website.