Nurturing Future Actuaries through Mentorship: Our Commitment to Excellence

At the Actuarial Academy of East Africa’s, we’re dedicated to nurturing your growth through mentorship. Our mentorship program enriches your learning journey and prepares you for success in the dynamic world of actuarial science.

More Than Education, a Path to Excellence

Mentorship bridges the gap between academia and industry, helping you navigate the complexities of the actuarial profession with confidence. Our mentors, who are experienced actuaries themselves, understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. They’re here to share their wisdom, answer your questions, and provide invaluable advice that textbooks alone can’t offer.

A Personalised Approach to Growth

We believe in the power of individualised attention. When you enrol at AAEA Academy, you’re not just a student – you’re part of a supportive community. Our mentorship program tailors guidance to your unique needs, strengths, and goals. Whether you’re seeking career advice, tackling complex concepts, or preparing for exams, our mentors are your partners in progress.

Unlocking Networking Opportunities

In the world of actuarial science, connections matter. Through our mentorship program, you gain access to a network of professionals who’ve been where you are now and have reached where you aim to be. These connections can open doors to internships, job opportunities, and collaborations that enrich your journey as an actuary.

How to Get Involved

Joining our mentorship program is simple. When you enroll in any of our actuarial courses, you automatically become eligible for mentorship. Our platform seamlessly connects you with mentors who align with your interests and aspirations. From virtual meetings to insightful discussions, the mentorship experience complements your education journey.

  • Expected length of the relationship6 months.
    Both parties are expected to commit to seeing the term of relationship through to its formal conclusion and may remain connected after this timeframe.
  • Length of each appointment30-45 minutes.
    Appointment times will be scheduled in advance between the two parties and should be honoured once diarised. Communication about meetings will not be facilitated by the Academy.
  • FrequencyEvery 5-6 weeks; a total of 5 lessons.
  • ApproachMentee to draft an expectations document which will be presented to the mentor during the first meeting, and refined so there is mutual agreement.
    Topics could cover:
    • Navigating the workplace
    • Career advice
    • Study advice
    • Other appropriate topics agreed between the two parties.
    Ideally the mentee should define an objective; what they would have like to have achieved by the end of the relationship.
  • Mentor selectionTo avoid conflicts of interest, ideally the mentee and mentor should not work for the same organisation.
    Mentors should have at least 3 years’ working experience in the actuarial profession and have more than 3 years’ working experience than their mentee.
  • Tools/modeMentoring sessions will take place virtually over whichever platform suits both mentee and mentor (e.g. Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, Slack etc). Where possible (and permissible), in person meetings can be held.
    The onus is upon the mentee to take notes during the meeting and to follow up on any assigned actions.

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College of Insurance, Red Cross Road, Nairobi

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