During my degree, I completed five co-op terms. At the end of my second year, I had my first co-op at PwC Beijing, where I worked as a Learning Technology Intern. Then, in my fourth year, I completed one term at Definity as an Actuarial Co-op and two terms at Moody’s Analytics as a Co-op Actuarial Programmer (remote). Currently, I am working at Definity as an Actuarial Analyst.
Having co-op experience has helped me build connections between what I am studying in school and what I can do in the workplace. It has also allowed me to try different types of jobs and companies to determine my areas of interest.
I highly recommend applying for the co-op program! The co-op program really helps bridge the gap between being a student and being an employee. I believe that utilizing the resources in the co-op office has greatly helped me identify and refine my career goals.