Auniversity education in actuarial studies and related areas prepares
graduates for a wide range of careers. This study demonstrates that recent gradu-ates working in the financial services industry make significant use of spreadsheet
software. We found that all 76 respondents use spreadsheet software, and more than
half spend at least 60% of their time using spreadsheets. Graduates also use a range
of statistical, database, mathematical, financial, and actuarial software. This signifi-cant time spent in front of the computer has implications for universities wishing to
design curriculum to prepare students for careers in the financial services industry.