In the evening of April 25, 2011, Karen Smith of Nova 401(k) Associates along with Gloria Lesmeister of Buck Consultants and Chris Norman of USAA spoke to aspiring actuaries at the University of Texas at Austin on actuarial ethics. The students are part of the actuarial studies program at UT. For the last several years, the UT actuarial program has hosted industry speakers.
Karen said, “I attended the University of Texas and I really enjoy coming back to campus. It is wonderful to work with Gloria and Chris, and this is an important topic for students to start considering even before they enter the workforce. We review the actuarial Code of Conduct, and then the students discuss some case studies. This year we discussed case studies involving behavior when away from work, social media, interviewing, confidential information and exam study time. The students had some great comments.”