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Actuarial Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Life.

Interview Details

Phone interview

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a book you read lately and how it changed the way you view the world   Answer Question
No Offer
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview mid-October. About 30min long, mostly questions about resume. The interviewer also gave some more detailed information about the internship program.

    Then about 2 weeks later, I was invited to an on-site interview. I met with 5 actuaries, each for 30 minutes and then went out for lunch with two actuarial students. Still, mostly behavioral questions, and to learn about my past research/work experience. Each interviewer also gave me some time to ask them questions at the end of the 30min period.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an occasion that you had to persuade a group of people to do things a certain way.   Answer Question
    • What is a criticism you received from other people? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • How would you explain to someone on the street what a life insurance is? Why should they buy life insurance?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at New York Life in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    it's good. I am not sure whether i will get the onsite interview. Right now i am waiting for their responses. it's hard to wait. I am an international student. Right now it's so hard for me to find a actuarial summer internship position, since I am an F1 visia. just wait.

    Interview Questions
    • give me an example to show you have analytially minds.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    It took only about 3 days for the company to contact me for phone interview after I submit the online application.There is a specific employee who sent me email and kept in touch with me to set the time of interview and answer my question afterwards.The interview is around 20 minutes,and mostly is behavioral questions and asking about stuff on resume.It is pretty general,but I did not do good as I am too nervous.So,piece of advice,stay calm even if you are asked with unexpected questions!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you need to make decision while you have no information about it.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at New York Life in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview in early October, did not hear back for a while and then was called for an on-site interview set for mid-November. Then took a little over a month to hear back that I was offered the position, for their Westchester campus with 3 other interns north of Manhattan instead of the New York Life Building where the other 10 interns were assigned.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your most difficult question you've had to answer today in your interviews, and why?   Answer Question
    • If a pandemic were to arise and much of the population across the nation died from it as a result, what would you expect to happen to our company's sales and what would happen to our profit?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I simply did not like New York as much as I thought I would, and had a comparable offer from a consulting firm in a more comfortable and familiar area, although still a major city. It came down to consulting vs. insurance companies, what route I wanted to go in the future and what setting I was more comfortable in, and although NYL offered more specifically the work I was interested in, in the end I couldn't see myself working up there very long and knew I would want to move back. If you are from the northeast area and love it already, I can't think of a reason for you not to accept an offer they give you. It is without doubt a great company to work for, and I have heard nothing but good things from people that have worked there before.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, scheduled phone interview in about 3-4 weeks. Normal behavior questions no surprise. Got the rejection letter before thanksgiving break.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, scheduled phone interview in about 2 weeks. The interview is warm and professional. All typical behavioral questions. I'm kinda nervous and probably won't get to the on-site.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Share a leadership experience.
      2. Share an experience to use computer programming skills.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at New York Life in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was an initial phone screen that lasted approximately 30 minutes. A few weeks later, I got an email to schedule a second interview at their Manhattan headquarters. I went in for the interview, and they had five people lined up to interview me for 30 minutes each. Then I went to lunch with two actuarial students, and that ended the second round of interviews. I would say it was a great experience overall. The interviews weren't as stressful as I thought it would be. I had great conversations with all of them, and I would say I really liked the culture and the people who worked there. A few days later, I got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York Life in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got an email about a week later to schedule an interview. Then interview went on for about half an hour. No technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Actuarial Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I only got to the phone interview. Interviewer was very nice and professional. For the first part you are totally in control, as they ask you to "tell me about yourself" and you should prepare good things to say. Then he asks typical interview questions, with emphasis on insurance related topics. Then you ask questions, so make sure to prepare some good questions to ask as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Something to the effect of - What natural or political occurrence could jeopardize a life insurance company's solvency?   Answer Question
    No Offer

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