2003-2004 Statistics and Actuarial Science Endowment Award

Xiaolu Wang

This award is presented to a student in the major/honor program with high academic standing.

"I came to Vancouver as an international student two years ago. I learned about Actuarial Science from one of my parents' friends when I was in high school in China. To me, this career is like a surprise of joy. I like mathematics since I was young and my high school education is highly math concentrated. I was always trying to get information about any kind of math related job. When I heard about Actuarial Science, I think it is quite a fit for me. Finally I decided to come to Canada and complete my undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science. After searching online, I found out that Simon Fraser University is the only one in B.C. offering this program. Fortunately, I passed TOEFL after a short period and got admitted by SFU."

"Currently, I am a third year student under the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. During the study of most of the ACMA courses in SFU, I found that I am quite interested in the Life Insurance part. My goal is to go to the insurance industry after I graduate. I have finished SOA Course 1 and Course 2, and will write Course 3 this May. Hopefully, I will be able to pass both Course 3 and Course 4 before I graduate this coming December."

"I am 21 years old now. The world is still so fascinating to me. I believe that I will learn as much as possible and use all my potentials to be a good actuary after my studies and trainings in the future years."