Chase Yetter ’17 strives to make the most of his Lebanon Valley College educational experience by taking advantage of many of the numerous high-impact experiences and extensive faculty support available to students. The vast professional and academic success he has achieved as an actuarial science and mathematics double major attests to his drive and determination toward accomplishing his goals.
“LVC’s Math Department has made me a better problem-solver and better communicator, and has also prepared me well for actuarial exams,” expounds Yetter. “There are a lot of high-impact opportunities available to students here; for example, joining the Mathematical Physics Research Group for a summer and being a member of the Sustainability Advisory Committee are two experiences that have been valuable to me.”
Other such opportunities that Yetter has participated in include a variety of pre-professional experiences, such as time spent job-shadowing an LVC graduate at ACE Group (now Chubb Insurance) and interning in Connecticut at XL Catlin and The Hartford during the summers.
“Both were very rewarding. The chance to gain industry experience, network, and learn from leaders in the company are the elements that I value the most,” Yetter illustrates.
These experiences helped Yetter solidify his interest in a career in the property and casualty actuarial profession due to the dynamic nature of the field and the various lines of business available to practitioners. The quality of his work during his internship at The Hartford led to a job offer, and Yetter intends to return to the organization post-graduation as an actuarial analyst.
It was the combination of these impressive experiences and his overall work ethic that made Yetter a competitive choice for the 2016 Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Trust Scholarship that he received this summer. This scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award for their achievements in the field. CAS grants three annual scholarship to deserving students who demonstrate merit and proficiency in the property and casualty actuarial profession.
“When I applied for the scholarship, I had completed three actuarial exams, held an actuarial internship at a property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, and attended four CAS meetings, which I believe demonstrated my passion for the field,” explains Yetter.
The scholarship seeks to further students’ interest in the property and casualty actuarial profession, and to encourage the pursuit of the CAS designations. Applicants must provide a transcript, letters of recommendation, and an essay for the committee, and Yetter was the only student of the three to receive $10,000, the largest award that the society gives to recipients.
He applied the scholarship to his tuition at Lebanon Valley College, where he has completed all of the courses necessary for his actuarial science degree. Despite this, one can expect that Yetter will not simply sit back and relax during his final two semesters, but continue to take advantage of all that Lebanon Valley College has to offer.