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# AIG or ZS Assocites ? Career advice needed.

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30 May 2013, 07:06
Hi

It would be really helpful if someone from similar background or knowledge can help me answer this question.

I am graduating this June 2013 as a Mechanical Engineer and have job offers from AIG (American International Group) as a Catastrophe Risk Analyst and ZS Associates as Business Analytics Associate.
I plan to pursue Masters in finance-pre experience fall 2014. By the time of my application I will have some 12 months of experience.
Which job would be a better experience and justification in my application to pursue Masters in finance.

Best
Ankit
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Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 211
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V44
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Sales (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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01 Jun 2013, 14:25
what are the responsibilities of each?
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01 Jun 2013, 23:40
For AIG job responsibilities may include.

Providing modeling support and analytics to Corporate and Regional Catastrophe Management teams
Modeling property, energy and engineered risk exposures for all perils using multiple vendor models: AIR/RMS/EQE
Building, verifying, and producing portfolio analytics combining underlying exposure and treaty reinsurance information
Communicating portfolio analytic results to regional teams and senior management
Working with underwriters and cat management function to increase data quality, modeling standards, and efficiency
Providing support to account modeling, portfolio roll-up and management, reinsurance structuring analysis, portfolio optimization, and live event loss assessment

For ZS Associates

Analysis for Segmentation and Sizing of the market to increase the effectiveness of Sales force
Market Strategy Mix and Promotion response analytics based consulting to help clients identify high ROI scenarios
Elaborate tool building and data management in MS Excel, MS Access
Extensive work with teams across different ZS offices
Manager
Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 211
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V44
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Sales (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 40

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04 Jul 2013, 11:03
The first one is far more finance related; the second one is more corporate strategy related. What do you want to do 10 years from now?
Re: AIG or ZS Assocites ? Career advice needed.   [#permalink] 04 Jul 2013, 11:03
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