Pragya S. Actuarial

Actuarial Associate

Education: BS in Actuarial Science from Penn State University
Hometown: Bucks County, PA
Joined Prudential: June 2016
Office Location: Newark, NJ

What’s been your career path while at Prudential?

In June 2016, I joined Prudential as a participant in the Actuarial Success Awareness Program (ASAP) Externship. I came back in June 2017 to intern in Actuarial, and in June 2018 I joined Prudential full-time in the Actuarial Leadership Development Program (ALDP) with my current rotation in the Modeling Center of Excellence (COE).

What excites you most about Prudential?

It's a company that is at the forefront of the industry. Our innovative solutions have an impact on our industry as a whole.

How do you describe your role?

Right now, I fall under the Modeling COE. I am responsible for the maintenance of any regulatory requirements for our modeling, which is how Prudential calculates its reserve numbers.

What are you passionate about as it relates to your work?

Being so early in my career, I am constantly striving to be intellectually challenged. Prudential is a great place for that.

How would you describe Prudential’s culture in one word?

Purpose-driven.

What keeps you at Prudential?

The commitment to customers and employees from the top down. There is a big focus on providing resources to hone in on my skill set.

Any advice you may have for entry level talent?

Early on, you need to keep your career goals in mind. Look for a company that invests in you and your talent development.

What's one thing you love about working in Newark?

From my externship to now, just seeing the growth and vibrancy in Newark is more than people would expect. There is always a lot of buzz around Newark, especially during the summer. You can tell Prudential's commitment to the area has an impact.

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