May 21, 2015

South Sioux City Industry Tour Expands View for Actuarial Science Students

Actuarial science students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln made up the majority of 35 UNL students on a trip to South Sioux City, Nebraska, last semester which was inspired by an earlier visit from Chancellor Harvey Perlman. Students had the opportunity to meet with potential employers and tour the greater South Sioux City area.

BAP team
Actuarial science students in South Sioux City
“The trip was spurred by discussions had when Chancellor Perlman visited South Sioux City last fall,” said Andrea McClintic, associate director of external relations. “The Chancellor’s office sponsored the transportation for the trip.”

As part of the trip, actuarial science students met with Great West Casualty. They toured their facility and had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with industry professionals. The day concluded with a panel discussion for the entire UNL entourage led by local leaders.

“The opportunity to meet with these organizations and learn their needs was valuable for our students,” said Sue Vagts, director of the actuarial science program.  “The visits expanded awareness and potential opportunities for both the students and the South Sioux City business leaders.”

The trip was sponsored by UNL Career Services and the Chancellor’s Office. The events were a joint effort hosted by South Sioux City organizations including the Economic Development Office, Chamber of Commerce, City of South Sioux City, Great West Casualty and Lite Form Technologies.