Meet Derrick Nguyen – Our New Recruiter!

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DW Simpson is happy to welcome Derrick Nguyen to the company! Derrick joined DW Simpson in June 2022 as a Recruiter working on a team with Derek Mulder, Partner, and Chip Searles, Recruiter. In his role as a Recruiter, he provides assistance on full-cycle recruitment for actuaries and analytics professionals, from students to Chief Actuaries.


What do you like to do for fun? – One thing I love doing is traveling and doing everything outdoors including snowboarding, mountain/road biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. I am passionate about photography and videography as I do this in my free time. Other activities I like doing for fun is working out and going to music concerts and street festivals in Chicago!


Where did you go to school? – I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science. I joined a variety of organizations including Omega Delta Professional Fraternity, Vietnamese Student Association, Latino Association of Business Students, and Kinesiology Club. I worked at the UIC Recreation Center as an Intramural Supervisor/Referee and Fitness Attendant and was very involved in any extracurriculars for work or any of my organizations, including being on the executive board.


What do you like about your job? – What I like about being a Recruiter is being able to build relationships and work with actuarial and analytics professionals that are very intelligent and well respected. I enjoy that it is a fast-paced and ever-changing environment where no one day is ever the same. I am currently learning about the different responsibilities and job titles that actuaries have on a day-to-day basis. I find it very astounding how much intelligence and work goes into the insurance we all use every day. I am excited to learn more about what actuaries do and how they use it on the job.


What do you like about DWS? – What I love about DW Simpson is how welcoming and nice everyone here is. It is such a positive work environment, and all my coworkers are always willing to help no matter what it is they are doing at that moment. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve started, and everyone is still very accommodating!