Poojan Shah, FSA, CERA, MAAA ~ Senior Actuarial Associate

B.A., Major – Actuarial Science
Minors – Mathematics, Business Administration

poojan.shah@allstate.com

What did you like about Butler?

Butler offers so many opportunities - from courses to sports to organizational activities.  The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do here.  And what makes it even more accessible, easier, and fun is the size of the school; you cannot ask for anymore personal attention.  Another "component" that makes Butler unique is the people; everyone from professors to students is in one word, awesome!  Wherever you go, you see tons of diversity, which broadens your horizons and mindset - it shapes you into a better person and gets you prepared for the real world.  In short, my experience at Butler was simply phenomenal - and I am not exaggerating when I say this!

What did you do after graduation?

Right after I graduated, I went to work for Towers Watson (previously Towers Perrin) as a pension actuary.  However, I found the retirement industry a little dry and moved to Allstate Financial in November 2008, as a result.  This is where I am currently.  I work in the life insurance field, specifically in the Modeling department, where we project and analyze company financials.