"Currently, I am an analyst and Business Intelligence consultant in ScandicFusion, helping (mostly insurers) to structurize data and build a data structure to use for business analysis. Before starting my studies in Actuarial and Financial Engineering, I was working in an insurance company as an analyst and risk underwriter and my interest in insurance was one of the main motivators to look for additional education possibilities in a related field.
Studies in Actuarial and Financial Engineering cover many areas, helping to grasp main concepts in mandatory courses and allows you to follow the path that seems to be interesting for each student - insurance, finance, algorithms, economics, mathematics, or others. Academical knowledge gained during studies is also supplemented with a general mindset and knowledge to be successful in any position that requires analytical, logical, detail-oriented, and technical skills. The teaching, as well as technical staff, is professional and helpful, always providing sufficient information about the course, study process as such and everyday life in Tartu (especially at the very beginning of studies, to get settled in).
I do not think I would emphasize one or several courses, the most valuable is general experience gained during my studies, because studies only give you some basic set of tools and skills to start your journey, but the challenges and experience are what makes you a professional. I highly appreciate the opportunity itself to be part of the UT family and Tartu itself is a very beautiful city, close to my heart and I miss it."