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Student Sharing / Student Story

“The half-year internship at AIA Group was undoubtedly a fruitful experience to me.

Being an actuarial intern in the Actuarial Solution Architecture-Solvency team, I was granted the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques in real- life business practices. I was assigned to assist the bi-annual economic capital assessment for assets and liabilities valuation. The challenges I faced equipped me with the sense towards the validity of actuarial assumptions applied. On top of that, the task of sensitivity testing, which required cooperation with the risk and modelling team, had given me various opportunities to perfect my skills in communication and data analysis.

I would like to take this chance to express my sincere thanks to my colleagues and supervisors for their guidance and support. Quote a spirit I learnt as a closing:

'The more solutions you have to a problem, the easier to spot any mistake.'”

- Michael Ng, Group Corporate Actuarial Department, AIA Company Limited

“It was a valuable experience to be able to work in Manulife Asia for a half-year internship. I was working in the regional office and my main responsibility was to assist in model development. I had learnt AXIS modelling from scratch during the six months, and I became more curious to acquire more new knowledge related to work so as to gain a better understanding of how different teams work together. Working in the regional office allowed me to meet people from different countries. I used to work with colleagues from places like Indonesia, Canada and the Philippines. Having the chance to cooperate with people with different background had enhanced my communication skills and my adaptability to different working style.

The 6-month internship gave me a glimpse of the operation in an insurance company. This is definitely an essential learning experience for my university life and is important for my future career planning.”

- Tammy Cheung, Regional Actuarial Services, Asia, Manulife Financial Asia Limited