Professor Sam Broverman was featured last week in the Seeing Beyond Risk podcast, an exploration of actuarial research and other topics of interest to the profession. He reflects on his 45 years of experience as an actuarial science instructor and discusses his sideline hobby as a jazz performer.
A brief excerpt:
"One thing that had been missing from formal actuarial training was soft skills: being able to make presentations, both written and oral, and so on. ... And now in the last 10 or 15 years, at U of T and other actuarial programs, we have specific courses taught by practitioners that help students with various soft skills, and also help them get ready for the business world. The mathematical training is important, but it doesn't give students a good sense of the business world and the practice that they will be entering."
Listen to the podcast at Seeing Beyond Risk.