Sigma Chapter Intern Testimonials

Xiongyi (Johnny) Zheng
Actuarial Science
Spring 2017

MetLife
Wilmington , DE

Provide a General Description of the Internship. Include daily tasks completed, the company and its employees, and any other information.
My daily tasks include data quality assurance and model validation and the standard work hours are 40 hours per week.

Did you have a mentor?
Yes

If so, how did he/she help you during your internship?
My mentor always showed me how to blend into the team in the business setting and taught me basics and techniques upon using Excel and other actuarial software and tools.

Did you feel your RMI/AS classes better prepared you for the internship?
Mostly yes, but I would have been better prepared if the program provided us some coding or programming courses.

Interviewing/Hiring Process Comments:
I was lucky to talk with the internship program director in ASNY career fair last year and later pass my first actuarial exam before my on-site interview. The hiring process took less than a week and further on-boarding documents are required for submission

Were you assigned any special projects? If so please describe.
The 3-month internship provided me with some great opportunities to be exposed to the life insurance industry, especially by learning actuarial tools and software and communicating with experienced actuarial professionals.

What were the supplemental benefits besides the pay? (Internship Lunches, Housing, Sports Games, Happy Hours, etc.)
There were happy hours when global leaders came to town, and fair-well dinners if employee's were leaving the company.

Describe the company's internship program(atmosphere, work load, work, housing, outside work activities, etc.).
The 3-month internship provided me with some great opportunities to be exposed to the life insurance industry, especially by learning actuarial tools and software and communicating with experienced actuarial professionals.

Was the internship what you expected after the interviewing/hiring process?
Yes

Were you provided time off besides the weekend?
Yes, I took one day off to take exam MFE

If you had to relocate, describe the process of adapting to a new city.
N/A

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