Students benefit from work experience with MAXIS Global Benefits Network

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Mathematics students obtain work placements with MAXIS-GBN
Students (Left to Right) Tianyuan Ni, Jiarui Cui, Xiaoshuo Cui and Yiqiang Lu

Four of our OLD - Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences have recently benefitted from work experience placements with MAXIS Global Benefits Network.

Tianyuan (Nina) Ni, a postgraduate student supervised by Dr Hirbod Assa has a six month paid internship working as a Project Management Officer under the guidance of Dr Matthias Helmbold, Head of Technical at MAXIS-GBN.

Tianyuan is working on Applying Machine Learning Algorithm on Forecasting Economic Factors. This involves managing a variety of projects for multinational companies to combine local benefits programs into an international pool through reinsurance; analyzing project data and maintain overall statuses, manage all teams to deliver employee benefits and risk management tools to clients and supporting senior managers to analyze the mechanism and performance of different health and wellness programs and solutions.

Undergraduate students Jiarui (Carrie) Cui, Xiaoshuo (Apple) Cui and Yiqiang (Chloe) Lu also obtained two month paid internships as reporting analysts.

Their roles involved working on a project to merge existing separate client data bases onto a new integrated system. The students benefitted greatly in developing data analysis and report creation skills, interacting with a variety of teams within the company which enhanced their understanding of the business.