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Forum: Careers - Employment 04-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,129
Posted By SociableNerd
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-28-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,129
Posted By SociableNerd
Here at UIUC I find it to be very easy to change...

Here at UIUC I find it to be very easy to change majors into Actuarial Science, because there are many junior and senior major drop-outs who decide that this path is not for them, they go to Stats...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-28-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,406
Posted By SociableNerd
I am a math major and I am not spoon-fed math at...

I am a math major and I am not spoon-fed math at my school ( UIUC)
I am sweating sometimes 6 hours trying to crack one real analysis weird proof.

Actuarial Science majors are spoon fed for 5...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-27-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,129
Posted By SociableNerd
I am now junior at UIUC and no, at UIUC you...

I am now junior at UIUC and no, at UIUC you cannot major in finance and minor in computer science because only CS majors have access to overbooked CS classes. I ended up learning programming on my...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,192
Posted By SociableNerd
Good thing for whom? For the client, for the...

Good thing for whom?
For the client, for the employer, for me/interviewee personally, or for the society?

For the client it probably sucks if he is muslim and will miss the mandatory Friday...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,144
Posted By SociableNerd
LMFAO!!!!:usa:

LMFAO!!!!:usa:
Forum: Probability 01-16-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,209
Posted By SociableNerd
I'd say something like 4, IMHO

I'd say something like 4, IMHO
Forum: Probability 01-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,209
Posted By SociableNerd
Exclamation Passed with Level 5 on ADAPT

Just passed P. I have had ADAPT level 5, consistently scored between 50-70 on Level 6 dificulty practice exams.
Forum: Probability 01-13-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,664
Posted By SociableNerd
Question On p.5, right before order statistics, shouldn't...

On p.5, right before order statistics, shouldn't there be \frac{1}{4}e^{-w+(z/4)} instead of \frac{1}{2}e^{-w+(z/4)}

I thought we are multiplying by |J|... ???
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-25-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,060
Posted By SociableNerd
:iatp:

:iatp:
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,038
Posted By SociableNerd
Well, it explains well why foreign-born exam...

Well, it explains well why foreign-born exam takers outnumber American-born ones.

Teachers graduate unprepared to teach. This influences the quality of teaching, and motivation of students to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,930
Posted By SociableNerd
Would you tell if your attitude were different if...

Would you tell if your attitude were different if you went to a grad school in Stats and then had a predictive modeler gig instead of an actuarial one?
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By SociableNerd
While you are studying for your next exam, try...

While you are studying for your next exam, try allocating some time to finding an attractive US citizen partner, get married, and obtain a permanent resident card. You will no longer have the freedom...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-15-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By SociableNerd
:iatp: CFA Rocks!

:iatp:
CFA Rocks!
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,802
Posted By SociableNerd
My friend is in finance, not in actuarial...

My friend is in finance, not in actuarial science. I don't know to what extent she is aware of difficulties actuaries face in Australia. Write to me in private and I will try connect the two of you...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,802
Posted By SociableNerd
Did you try searching for actuaries on SOA...

Did you try searching for actuaries on SOA directory, who are based in Australia, and asking for their opinion? Did you try running a Linked-in search for that same purpose? Did you join any...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,881
Posted By SociableNerd
http://www.meetup.com/ChiPyFans/ Yes, we do!...

http://www.meetup.com/ChiPyFans/

Yes, we do! We have monthly meetings, they usually start at a tech start up company quarters, where we have presentations. Free pizza, snacks , coke... Then the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By SociableNerd
I got my green card through the lottery. Odds are...

I got my green card through the lottery. Odds are 1:800
Your country of birth must not be on the restricted list. The list is renewed every year. Mexico, India, China, Canada, Philippines are always...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,881
Posted By SociableNerd
It is not necessary to spend 4 years and be stuck...

It is not necessary to spend 4 years and be stuck with $40 000 in student loans to be a programmer.

I am a member of Chicago Python group. Everybody I met there learned Python on their own; most...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,221
Posted By SociableNerd
Thumbs down Looks like I am better off by enrolling into PHD...

Looks like I am better off by enrolling into PHD in Statistics and then applying for predictive modelling jobs.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-29-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 26,845
Posted By SociableNerd
Have you ever thought of considering a PHD in...

Have you ever thought of considering a PHD in Statistics? Predictive modelling jobs do not require passing actuarial exams, you get paid while you are studying, and if you don't become an actuary,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 38,158
Posted By SociableNerd
In response to "market" demand bumping it...

In response to "market" demand bumping it up!
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-28-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By SociableNerd
http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussi...

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=184089
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 151
WTF
Views: 8,874
Posted By SociableNerd
It is possible, that in the recruiter's head are...

It is possible, that in the recruiter's head are thoughts about ways to extract benefits from the hire for herself rather than for the company. Old and famous principal-agent problem, when the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-08-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 151
WTF
Views: 8,874
Posted By SociableNerd
Awesome!!! :toast:

Awesome!!!

:toast:
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