Senior mathematics major Annie Brunelle, Mathematics major was recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship for this year by the Casualty Actuaries of the Southeast (CASE). CASE offers two scholarships per year to college students in the southeastern states. The scholarship program’s mission is to encourage students who reside in a southeastern state to become future working members of the Casualty Actuarial Society. The actuarial profession is usually ranked in the top five of career choices. Actuaries work in the insurance and financial sectors and specialize in analyzing the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.
Brunelle has completed the Actuarial Exam P/1, the first of a series of nine exams which are required for full status as an actuary. She also completed an internship this past summer at UNUM Group in Chattanooga, working as an actuary in the A&H VB Pricing Department. UNUM is ranked within Fortune 500’s top companies. Her work consisted of data analysis, model creation and prediction of policy persistency rates. She also worked under her manager, again using data analysis, to find key drivers of policy lapse trends. At the end of her internship, UNUM flew the actuarial interns to Portland, Maine, and after a grueling day of interviews with senior vice presidents, CEOs and influential company leaders, Brunelle was awarded a full-time position within their Actuarial Development Program (ADP). Her position as an actuary with UNUM will begin next June after she graduates from Belmont.