Ben Zauski Win’s the Karl Vogt Award

The Karl E. Vogt Award is presented to the student who is considered THE outstanding graduating senior in the College, demonstrating superior scholarship and participation, leadership, and excellence in campus and/or community activities.  This award was named in honor of a former dean of the College of Business Administration.  In April, Dean Braun presented Benjamin Zauski with this prestigious award.  At the time, Ben was earning his Bachelor of Science in Economics degree as well as a bachelor’s in statistics.  Currently, Ben is in our Master of Arts in Financial Economics program and will be one of the first to earn this new degree from BGSU.

During his undergraduate studies, Zauski was a leader in the Actuarial Science Society.   He was a mathematics and statistics tutor, also a tutor mentor managing the University’s Learning Commons tutoring center, and continues to work there as a graduate assistant this year.  As an honors student, Zauski became a College Reading and Learning Association Certified International Tutor through a year-and-a-half training process. He was also active in community fundraising activities including serving as coordinator for the ARUNA Project 5K to help end sexual slavery in Mumbai, India.   

This past summer, Ben took an internship with State Auto Insurance Companies working as an enterprise risk analyst to research and recommended solutions to companywide catastrophic natural and economics disasters.  Prior to that he completed an actuarial internship with Cincinnati Insurance Companies.

Ben enjoys competitive badminton, loves to travel and backpack, as well as cook.  His future plans are to work as an actuary in predictive and economic risk modeling.  He plans to work for a couple years and then consider whether to move on to a Ph.D.