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Tim Cowan

Assistant Actuary
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Why did you choose an insurance or risk management career?

I knew that I wanted to be an actuary, and insurance is a very common field for actuaries to work in.

How would you describe insurance or risk management to someone who doesn’t know what it is?

It’s providing more certainty in a very uncertain world.

What is your advice to others just starting out in this industry?

Learn as much as you can about the industry – find opportunities to work on things that will broaden the scope of what you’re able to learn.

Why should someone consider an insurance or risk management career?

It’s an interesting area that provides a lot of opportunities to apply math.

What did you study in college?

Actuarial Science

What do you like to do outside of work?

Playing drums or walking/running in downtown Milwaukee.

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