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Forum: Professional Surveys 08-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,497
Posted By jprep
I left teaching 3 years ago, and it feels like...

I left teaching 3 years ago, and it feels like I've been on summer vacation ever since.

More realistically, an analyst job feels more like a Professional Development day, every day, except that...
Forum: Finance 12-04-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,913
Posted By jprep
Thanks vjvj! I deleted my old Stats experience...

Thanks vjvj! I deleted my old Stats experience and put this post in instead.

I attempted to update the price on the Actex Stats course by going to actexmadriver.com. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Finance 12-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,913
Posted By jprep
I updated my first post, with my experiences on...

I updated my first post, with my experiences on the CPCU 540 exam for the Corp Finance VEE.
Forum: Finance 12-03-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,913
Posted By jprep
You got a new job! Kick ass! The combined...

You got a new job! Kick ass!

The combined Stats course is probably the most time-intensive VEE, but it still wasn't too hard (not like an exam, anyways).
Forum: Finance 12-03-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,913
Posted By jprep
Good to hear! 23 chapters sounds like a lot for...

Good to hear! 23 chapters sounds like a lot for Corp Finance - I just used the official book for the CPCU 540, and it was 12 chapters.
Forum: Finance 12-03-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,367
Posted By jprep
I used the same materials (book and iPhone app)....

I used the same materials (book and iPhone app). I thought that the iPhone app was invaluable, especially since I finished the book 3 days before I took the exam.

There were like 600 questions on...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-03-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,074
Posted By jprep
I once asked a manager at my company how he got...

I once asked a manager at my company how he got promoted to manager so quickly. He said that being smarter than everyone else around him definitely helped.

If you're clearly doing well at your...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-21-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 84,891
Posted By jprep
I hear ya, it's really tough studying for that...

I hear ya, it's really tough studying for that long of a stretch, hence why I took a break from exams. Don't worry, there is an end in sight (at least for the prelims)!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 05-20-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 84,891
Posted By jprep
You can do it Yashi, don't give up! I'm waiting...

You can do it Yashi, don't give up! I'm waiting to hear your victory speech later on, about how you left the exam center after getting Instant Vindication!
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-17-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
Ah but the 3 months won't be enough :) I'm...

Ah but the 3 months won't be enough :)

I'm not an ASA yet, as I still have two VEEs and the FAP to go. Is C the only prelim you have left to take?



lol there was a lot of drinking going on...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-16-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
:lol: We need to use you for every sitting. What...

:lol: We need to use you for every sitting. What are you going to wish upon the exam writers next time?

But seriously, I'm so glad that you got past it this time! What's next in your line of sight?
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
Hey Yashi, thanks! I've been taking a much needed...

Hey Yashi, thanks! I've been taking a much needed break from exams, and it's as awesome as it sounds :) How are things going on your side? Please tell me that you massacred MFE, ripped apart it's...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-15-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
I stand corrected. Did you unleash hell on MFE...

I stand corrected. Did you unleash hell on MFE last week?
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-15-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
heh yeah, long time indeed. and :rofl: at mr....

heh yeah, long time indeed. and :rofl: at mr. potato head.

It doesn't seem as funny as the Nov. sitting, where people were putting death threats out to the SOA exam committee and wishing...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-15-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
Can someone provide the high level summary of...

Can someone provide the high level summary of this exam sitting so far? I don't want to spend a bunch of time reading posts. Thanks!

1. How much harder/easier than the Nov. sitting? Compared to...
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-15-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 63,275
Posted By jprep
There's also a slew of people who failed in...

There's also a slew of people who failed in November due to that exam being more difficult than average... many of those people came back this time and probably passed. I wouldn't be surprised if the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-31-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,813
Posted By jprep
I was about to begin my Master's in Secondary...

I was about to begin my Master's in Secondary Education, and I was about to meet some of the most wonderful friends ever that summer.

I hadn't heard of what an actuary was at that point either....
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,240
Posted By jprep
:oops: Even now, it's stuck in my head. Friday is...

:oops: Even now, it's stuck in my head. Friday is still a time to relax for people who are studying/looking for jobs during the week.

And what happened to Tha Carter III in your avatar???
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-19-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,240
Posted By jprep
That's a nice poem. I remember how much it...

That's a nice poem. I remember how much it sucked, not even just looking for a job, but the general feeling that there isn't much out there in the way of employment. I remember the rejection letter...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,240
Posted By jprep
In comparison, what are your thoughts on the US...

In comparison, what are your thoughts on the US economy during the late 1970's to early 1980's?
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-19-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,265
Posted By jprep
Not-for-profit companies are able to have unpaid...

Not-for-profit companies are able to have unpaid internships. I'm sorry that some people couldn't provide decent answers. If you had just simply searched, you probably wouldn't have found this out...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 03-13-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 84,891
Posted By jprep
LOL you two are hilarious. People usually lose...

LOL you two are hilarious. People usually lose their motivation at the FAP, like me. You're just experiencing it ahead of time, you overachiever, you.
Forum: Probability 03-13-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By jprep
Just in case you were curious, order statistics...

Just in case you were curious, order statistics really don't show up anywhere else in the preliminary exams. I think there was one spot where it was on C, just barely.

Still, it's good to know...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 03-05-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 86,982
Posted By jprep
OMG I nearly busted a lung. GrammarZombie....

OMG I nearly busted a lung. GrammarZombie. hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Forum: Probability 02-28-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,220
Posted By jprep
If the ASM manual is still similar to how it was...

If the ASM manual is still similar to how it was in 2009, then I'd say #1 - 5 were a mash-up of the SOA sample questions. Likely not as hard as the real exam, in that the real exam will have...
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