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Forum: Careers - Employment 09-05-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,352
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eagles, good thing you are not going for a...

eagles, good thing you are not going for a doctorate in statistics. throughout my simulations, I used primarily R. You are talking about the free software language that you download, which has...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By piano
What if someone does not care about relocation...

What if someone does not care about relocation expenses and makes this quite clear in his/her cover letter? Also if the economy is booming there (in India), that makes the job market more open. I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-30-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By piano
As I am originally from Florida, I can tell you...

As I am originally from Florida, I can tell you that FSU has a strong math department. It is not Princeton by any stretch of the imagination, but you will get a solid education there. However,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By piano
I think the point of going to India is not to...

I think the point of going to India is not to make money but for the valuable cultural experience as well as to gain the entry-level skills desired. It is very understandable why employers would want...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-30-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By piano
That being said, I think if you were hired in...

That being said, I think if you were hired in India. It would be:

1. a great cultural experience, invaluable for life

2. furthermore, a great way to get your foot in the door
that you may...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-29-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,250
Posted By piano
I don't know. I know that most people in India...

I don't know. I know that most people in India speak English fluently. So I think there would be no language barrier, like there would be in China. I know the job market in China is EXTREMELY...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-28-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,612
Posted By piano
Waterloo IS the pre-eminent school of actuarial...

Waterloo IS the pre-eminent school of actuarial science in all of North America. I am in the US and even I know about their program very much. More publications out of there as well!! If you want to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-08-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,591
Posted By piano
The PhD in statistics can help get other jobs...

The PhD in statistics can help get other jobs that are not actuarial and it WOULD really help out in a large way. I have had a lot more opportunities with me applying right now with the PhD in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-07-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,591
Posted By piano
what if somebody had a 4.0 from Waterloo, and...

what if somebody had a 4.0 from Waterloo, and then had an ASA before graduation? Would that really be the way to stand out?
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-07-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,471
Posted By piano
The only totally online masters program in...

The only totally online masters program in statistics that I know about is from Colorado State. It is totally legitimate, and the coursework is the SAME as in any other masters program. The problem...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,471
Posted By piano
I know that the University of Waterloo in Canada...

I know that the University of Waterloo in Canada definitely does have a PhD where one can pursue interest in actuarial science. In fact, Dr. Mary Hardy has even posted on this page from time to time....
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-06-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,471
Posted By piano
seeing this thread, made me want to respond. ...

seeing this thread, made me want to respond.

There are "top graduate programs" in statistics that send many students to the pharmaceutical industry / drug companies and have very good applied...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,125
Posted By piano
Vancouver is a rather large city. I assume there...

Vancouver is a rather large city. I assume there must be some industry there. Is at all computer science/engineering and that is the problem? I don't see why a masters in statistics would conflict at...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-16-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By piano
Whoops. I meant that I was wondering if I could...

Whoops. I meant that I was wondering if I could put the address of my relatives in New York on my resume, possibly along with my current address. I thought that if I could show some type of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By piano
So put the address where I am going to school,...

So put the address where I am going to school, but write in the cover letter letter that my relatives live in New York, and hence that I am interested in moving there?

At least I have found that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-16-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By piano
Question - address on resume

Hi, I was just wondering that I have uncles and aunts who live in New York. The area where I am located (and finishing school) does not have many jobs at all, and a very high unemployment rate...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,015
Posted By piano
I think you should go to a FRENCH speaking...

I think you should go to a FRENCH speaking universite in Canada. Less people in the country can speak French than English, and because of that, I would think that you could EASILY find an actuarial...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-24-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By piano
I have been to this website: ...

I have been to this website:

http://math.uprrp.edu/database/course_description_sp.php?id=69

This is University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras.

and this lists the course descriptions in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-15-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,713
Posted By piano
Well, operations research is considered...

Well, operations research is considered "engineering" by some universities, and it is basically a subfield of applied mathematics. With my statistics graduate degree, I have sometimes been ...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-14-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,990
Posted By piano
This survey is quite misleading. For the number 3...

This survey is quite misleading. For the number 3 job: statistician, most of the good jobs specifically require PhD's (for example, the pharmceutical industry positions, which pay $90-100K starting...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,715
Posted By piano
Again, I don't think that the reputation of the...

Again, I don't think that the reputation of the university (ivy league) or even within the same state university would matter that much in the actuarial field. It is more up to the applicant. I am...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,872
Posted By piano
You can also sign up for a "second bachelor's...

You can also sign up for a "second bachelor's degree".

I don't know about Canada, but over half of the schools in the US especially the public schools will allow this.

You are still considered...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,010
Posted By piano
From what I was told, that in China, the higher...

From what I was told, that in China, the higher degree you have the better. I have heard that over there PhD >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Masters>> Bachelors>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>high school

and...
Forum: General 11-20-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,964
Posted By piano
I was laughing so hard about #3 :guitar: That...

I was laughing so hard about #3 :guitar: That is so funny and ridiculous!!


I think the poster was really being funny with that!!


#2 makes some sense. But it could be more like GRE. Where...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-14-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By piano
are there any companies that hire in anchorage?...

are there any companies that hire in anchorage? Alaska is a really cool place!! There has too be some type of insurance companies over there for sure!
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