Project Based Learning
Because of Maryville’s excellent reputation and our close-knit group of actuarial alumni, students are given the opportunity to work at various St. Louis firms as paid interns.
Using their skills in mathematics and business techniques actuaries solve problems in insurance, finance and other related industries. As an actuary you might help determine rates and premiums on insurance policies, or forecast future events that could affect insurance programs. Actuaries are employed by consulting firms, government agencies, corporations and universities.
In a comparison of 250 careers by The Jobs Rated Almanac – whose criteria included work environment, income, stress level, security, physical demands and employment opportunities – actuarial science was ranked as the “number one job” in the nation.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.
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