Actuaries provide the statistical probability of an event occurring, so when actuarial science major Malik Hargrave says not to take any opportunity for granted, it isn't cliché advice — it's calculated.
"What I would say if I could talk to myself four years ago: Don't take any opportunity for granted," said Hargrave, an Appalachian State University senior from Lexington who will graduate in December. "Every opportunity is given to you for a reason, and you should take it with full force."
For Hargrave, actuarial science was foreign but numbers weren't. He always had a love of numbers and saw working with them as something he could jump into immediately. It was at a career fair that someone suggested Hargrave look into being an actuary.