In 2016, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) launched its first-ever Student Case Study Challenge, which provides an opportunity for teams of students to apply their actuarial skills working on a real-world problem. The study focused on quantifying healthcare industry adverse disruptors. Over the course of eight weeks, teams of up to five students researched the case study situation, conducted actuarial analyses, and presented recommendations. Finalists were invited to formally present to a panel of SOA judges. Robinson graduate students Jingjing Xu, Boning Zhang, Jici Zhang, He Zhao, and Qian Zhao placed third among more than 40 participating teams, securing individual prizes as well as $2,000 for Robinson’s Master of Actuarial science. Interestingly, during the final presentation, Jingjing presented from the Seattle airport; Qian dialed in from China; and Boning, Jici, and He were on the sixth floor in Robinson’s Buckhead Center.
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