“Don’t Rush” challenge: actuaries edition

The social media challenge made popular by millions of TikTok and Instagram users around the world takes on a unique spin in “Don’t Rush”: Actuaries Edition.

Spearheaded by Jing Lang, FCIA, the light-hearted montage sees actuaries – including CIA members Renée Couture, FCIA, Claire Bilodeau, ACIA, and Abid Kazmi, FCIA – take part in the “get-ready” trend dominating today’s social media landscape. “Albeit the abundance of ‘Don’t Rush’ challenge variations, I hadn’t seen any including actuaries, so I decided to make one,” says Jing of her motivations to create the video.

The “Don’t Rush” challenge, which calls on participants to showcase their transformation from dowdy to dapper, is just one of the many creative ways individuals are staying connected amid COVID-19.

Swapping makeup brushes for calculators, the video is a cross-organization collaboration of SOA, CIA, and IABA members aimed at increasing the profession’s visibility while fostering a spirit of community.

Remarking on the enthusiasm of her peers, Jing thanked her cast members for stepping up to the challenge, as well as their family members who played a huge role in directing them.

“I was very impressed by the willingness, creativity, and ingenuity demonstrated – as actuaries we’re mostly known for our ability to analyze the trends, we can now say we’re setting them too!”

Jing Lang, FCIA

Watch: Don’t Rush Challenge – Actuaries Edition – YouTube

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