[music] I enjoy watching students grow, evolve and progress. This enthusiasm as they learn and
master new ideas is one of the best parts of my job. Through our course offering,
I think the important skills students gain are critical thinking, qualitative thinking, reasoning and computing skills.
Also, I think the most important thing is the self-learning skills. As I progressed throughout my studies,
I came across this Math 385 which is Life Contingencies, which is one of the bigger actuarial science-focused courses. My professor at that time was actually working at Empire Life,
which is a life insurance company. He told us more about the actuarial career.
They were actually hiring a summer student out of class. Thankfully enough, I was able to get that summer student position. I was able to apply some of the stuff that
I’d learned in the class and other classes at Queen’s. Part of the beauty of the math and stats program
at Queen’s is due to the small class sizes. You have probably on average 40-65 students in each class. You just have a really small tight-knit program of people
with similar values and ideas of success. Everyone is so diverse and the professors are awesome. They are really open and approachable people. And in the end, they have the bottomline of
wanting their students to succeed and figure out all the possibilities that mathematics might bring them. Part of why I chose mathematics is because
you develop this really abstract, analytical skill set. And, that skill set is applied to anything and it’s in high demand. For instance, when it comes to recruiting,
I really standout as a math and stats student because I have this skill set that others need to work really hard for.