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Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 04-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,261
Posted By herrMrtn
So far all the quizzes have managed to do for me...

So far all the quizzes have managed to do for me is to shatter my confidence because they're so computationally intensive for what little points and time is allotted. Sigh.
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 04-16-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By herrMrtn
Answering in too much detail? Too little?

What I'm finding as I do more and more practice exams problems is that I have absolutely no grasp of how much detail I should be going into with my written answers. Even sample solutions seem to vary...
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-06-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 6,698,289
Posted By herrMrtn
Sucks that I'm still waiting for my VEE credits...

Sucks that I'm still waiting for my VEE credits to show up on my transcript before I can get my ASA. For all the money everyone pays to the SOA, I can't understand why they can't staff it with more...
Forum: Modules 6-8 09-06-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17,617
Views: 6,698,289
Posted By herrMrtn
Submitted 7/2 16:44 MDT MMR 9/5 09:46 MDT

Submitted 7/2 16:44 MDT
MMR 9/5 09:46 MDT
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-23-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17,617
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Posted By herrMrtn
Seeing as I submitted 7/2 4:50pm MDT, I suppose I...

Seeing as I submitted 7/2 4:50pm MDT, I suppose I should expect to wait another week and a half?
Forum: Modules 6-8 06-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By herrMrtn
I am planning to start on 6/28 as well. We should...

I am planning to start on 6/28 as well. We should start a google doc or something (what do people usually do?)
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 07-03-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,549
Posted By herrMrtn
I did! Yay me!

I did! Yay me!
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-08-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,460
Posted By herrMrtn
Funny you should want to become an actuary...

Funny you should want to become an actuary because you wish to move back to Vancouver. The West Coast really has a dearth of actuarial jobs, frankly, and you would most likely end up in Toronto or...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-05-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,765
Posted By herrMrtn
I guess that qualifies me as somewhere in between...

I guess that qualifies me as somewhere in between proficient and expert. Hmm. Thanks, everyone!
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-05-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,765
Posted By herrMrtn
I'm curious as to what level of Excel knowledge...

I'm curious as to what level of Excel knowledge is sufficient to warrant using the words 'expertise' or 'proficiency'.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-05-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By herrMrtn
Four years, one exam. Doesn't look good, man....

Four years, one exam. Doesn't look good, man. You'd better be able to explain yourself out of that one if you do get an interview.
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-05-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,013
Posted By herrMrtn
Once again proves that you should verify your...

Once again proves that you should verify your math before insulting others. 225 factors out to be 9 x 25—the final number must have digits summing up to 9 to be divisible by 9, and also must end in...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-05-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,013
Posted By herrMrtn
Q:JANE STREET CAPITAL: "What is the smallest...

Q:JANE STREET CAPITAL: "What is the smallest number divisible by 225 that consists of all 1s and 0s?"

11 111 111 100? Or were they looking for smart-alec answers like 0 or the binary equivalent of...
Forum: Careers - Employment 06-04-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,219
Posted By herrMrtn
Je crois qu'on doit être bilingue avant d'être...

Je crois qu'on doit être bilingue avant d'être permis à immigrer au Canada. In fact, ALL citizens should be bilingual, or at least those who are university-educated (they should make that a...
Forum: General 05-30-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By herrMrtn
I dunno, it could be true that the material is...

I dunno, it could be true that the material is too hard for some people. There would be no reason for the exam process if they're easy enough for everyone with average intelligence to pass.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-29-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By herrMrtn
Yeah. I'm planning to look south of the border,...

Yeah. I'm planning to look south of the border, too. West Coast weather is much more agreeable than snow apocalypse. Too bad most of the jobs are concentrated in the east.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-29-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By herrMrtn
Economics. When it comes to jobhunting, I...

Economics.

When it comes to jobhunting, I wish I were American. Haha.
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-29-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By herrMrtn
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. I was...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. I was still planning (and still am planning) to apply regardless of what I said, but I know my chances aren't high.

@RW, I have an arts degree, so that...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-29-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By herrMrtn
So... No experience: check. No VEEs: check. ...

So...
No experience: check.
No VEEs: check.
No actsci degree: check.

Three strikes, I shouldn't even bother applying. :sad:
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-29-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By herrMrtn
Job posting asks for all VEE requirements????

This is odd. I just came across a posting for a consulting job in Vancouver that asks for all VEE requirements to be fulfilled, in addition to 2 exams minimum.

Would they seriously pass me over...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-29-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,501
Posted By herrMrtn
No job = depression. It's a natural connection. ...

No job = depression. It's a natural connection.



I wouldn't know; I'm :canada:-ian so I don't have to deal with all that crap. I'm curious to know if US companies would give preference to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 05-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,501
Posted By herrMrtn
Isn't it even worse in Canada?

Isn't it even worse in Canada?
Forum: MFE 05-26-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,970
Posted By herrMrtn
The changes to MLC shouldn't be too drastic from...

The changes to MLC shouldn't be too drastic from the looks of it; they're removing Poisson processes (which I'm sure would make a lot of people happy) and adding emphasis to other topics. But if...
Forum: MFE 05-26-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,970
Posted By herrMrtn
C is common to both SOA and CAS; dunno what...

C is common to both SOA and CAS; dunno what you're talking about. :-S
Forum: Exam 1/P - Probability 05-25-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,507
Posted By herrMrtn
Sounds like you were just memorising set question...

Sounds like you were just memorising set question formats and how to do them instead of really trying to grasp the underlying concepts. I believe a new approach is in order.
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