July 14 – July 19, 2019
A program designed especially for academically talented African-American, Latino, and Native American high school students who excel in mathematics, enjoy
Students who have a passion for mathematics, business, and computer science who have an interest in problem-solving may have what it takes to have a career in analytics. The week long program helps explain what business careers are available for students with quantitative, problem-solving skills. The students will meet and talk with people who work in analytics areas and learn how they may be able to apply their skills to these professions.
During the program, the students will:
- Gain an understanding of what kinds of analytics is performed in the insurance and financial services industries
- Acquire knowledge of how they can use their mathematical ability in
an variouscareers in the insurance and financial services industry
- Do hands-on work in business analysis and data visualization while on campus
- Develop personal contacts with industry professionals and organizations that provide scholarships, internships, summer jobs, and mentors to help guide their careers
- Find out about careers such as actuary, business analyst, market analyst, data scientist, and other related professions.
The Midwest High School Scholars Analytics Academy for Underrepresented Groups provides, at no cost, on-campus room and board, field trips, and career information materials for students selected to attend the program. Each student also receives a $200 stipend to cover transportation and incidental expenses. Special scholarship
- Tour the Illinois State University campus
- Hear professionals explain what they do
- Take field trips to companies
- Learn software and do data analysis using business data
- Learn about Illinois State University’s actuarial science and insurance programs
- and scholarships for minority students
Enrollment is limited to 20-21 students. The applications will be available online
Preference will be given to students who excel in mathematics, enjoy being intellectually challenged, and receive a lot of satisfaction out of applying their analytical skills to solve problems. We expect to be able to notify all applicants of their status by May 1, 2019.
INSURANCE AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Illinois State University offers
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1857, Illinois State University is a public, coeducational, residential university serving more than 20,000 students. It is located in Normal, midway between Chicago and St. Louis, at the intersection of Interstate highways I-74, I-39, and I-55. The twin-city Bloomington-Normal area has a population of more than 100,000 and offers a variety of educational activities, programs
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions about the program, please contact us at:
Illinois State University
Actuarial Science Program – MHSSAA
Attn: Susan Mitchell
Campus Box 4520
Normal, IL 61790-4520
Or visit our website at http://business.illinoisstate.edu/katie/outreach/minority.shtml
Presented by Casualty Actuarial Society, Society of Actuaries, State Farm Insurance Companies, COUNTRY Financial, Willis Towers Watson, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, The Travelers Companies, AIG, and Zurich.