During the summer after junior year I was an actuarial intern with the life insurance company AXA US. Overall I had an excellent time working with AXA and would definitely recommend it to students pursuing the actuarial field. If you love to learn, AXA provides their actuarial students the most support. Throughout the entire internship, interns were exposed to exam prep courses, VBA training, and presentations on relevant actuarial topics. I would say the culture within AXA’s actuarial community is similar to the classroom environment. Everyone wants to learn and is also willing to teach others. There are also a lot of open discussions of how the company can improve its processes and other areas in the group. I learned how actuaries analyze actionable data to find the best solution to relevant business problems.
My advice to students seeking to secure an internship is to know and understand the material taught in class since it is very relevant and applicable to the work environment. In my opinion, Bentley prepares students well for their future careers and I suggest everyone take advantage of these wonderful internship opportunities. If any other students are interested in AXA, I am happy to help them out.