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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-09-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,463
What the resume would show me is that the person...

What the resume would show me is that the person is probably just another who looked up high-paying jobs that don't require a graduate degree. If that isn't the case, how else is the hiring manager...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,227
Make yourself sound even more authoritative by...

Make yourself sound even more authoritative by assuring that you're an experienced pre-ASA
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,660
Already done. I'll keep your secret safe, though....

Already done. I'll keep your secret safe, though.

P.S... Nice! :tup:
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-07-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,660
81% raise for contractor to FTE conversion

81% raise for contractor to FTE conversion
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-24-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,537
From what I've seen in the tech industry, the...

From what I've seen in the tech industry, the software engineering departments have never ending hierarchies, and this causes extreme micromanagement to the point that you're monitored very closely...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,537
I'm not yet in actuarial and am still deciding on...

I'm not yet in actuarial and am still deciding on if that's where I belong. I turned down a position I was offered because I'm admittedly stuck in the tech bubble. The perks, salary, flexibility, and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,537
My major is Mathematical Finance and Statistics(...

My major is Mathematical Finance and Statistics( joint major between the two departments). My major gpa is somewhere in the neighborhood of my 2.62 cumulative gpa, reason being I'd already taken many...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,537
I agree, in that I'd never dream of attempting to...

I agree, in that I'd never dream of attempting to just go through a book and teach myself concepts like Bayesian Statistics or Multivariate Analysis. Even if I did, I don't see the value it would...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,537
This professor teaches most of the graduate...

This professor teaches most of the graduate statistics courses at the University, and is also the Graduate Statistics Adviser. I think that he looks favorably upon P/1 because he teaches the first...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-23-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,537
For those with an MS/PhD

Just found out that my company pays for graduate tuition. I really want to pursue an MS in Statistics, but as I've posted too many times before, my gpa is <3.0.

I was told by the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-27-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,838
And Dr. T, I like that you view it in perspective...

And Dr. T, I like that you view it in perspective from the PV. Do you think the pay cut would be less steep if I passed 5 exams before beginning an actuarial career? Or does the "5 exams without...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-27-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,838
I know I'd enjoy actuarial more. Maybe not in the...

I know I'd enjoy actuarial more. Maybe not in the beginning with all of the Excel monkey work, but definitely more once I had experience.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-27-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,838
I work in a very small team- one VP of Portfolio,...

I work in a very small team- one VP of Portfolio, and two directors. I will be doing essentially the same thing one of the current directors does after he leaves, so it seems likely if I stay with...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-27-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,838
Would You Take a Pay Cut?

Background: Graduated December '15, been working on contract as a Data Analyst since February '16 at $23/hr for a well-known entertainment company. Have been doing everything possible to break in to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-22-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Cold Emailing Alumni

I know that it's usually best to email someone in a higher position at a company, but I'm thinking that there could also be an advantage in reaching out to an alumni from your university because:
1)...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-21-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
It's been a busy week and I haven't finished...

It's been a busy week and I haven't finished editing yet, but I did get a phone interview based on the version I originally posted.

If I get invited on-site, would it be bad practice to bring a...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-18-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Thanks for the input everyone, I'm going to edit...

Thanks for the input everyone, I'm going to edit the format and post an updated version.




Should I exclude that part on my resume, and instead expand on the "model" part of the research if...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-15-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
The GPA isn't there for a reason. I'm continuing...

The GPA isn't there for a reason. I'm continuing to learn things on the job that will hopefully spice up the resume more, like automating some things in VBA. Maybe that can be another bullet.

I...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 07-15-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
EL Resume Critiques, Don't Hold Back!

I've been asking for advice a lot lately in the career section, so I think it's finally time to get advice on my resume.This is the first time I've ever asked for critiques from anyone, so approach...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
I use Excel regularly, which is why I'd like to...

I use Excel regularly, which is why I'd like to start making some recurring things easier with VBA. As far as R goes, the only scope in which I could use R is for basic linear regression, which I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-12-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Usually each job description I see says something...

Usually each job description I see says something like "continued exam progress towards eventual attainment of ASA/FSA." Doesn't being in a "actuarial student program" mean that you are expected to...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-11-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
I wouldn't want to continue to write SOA exams...

I wouldn't want to continue to write SOA exams because the last one left would be MLC, and that just seems like wasted effort for someone who already knows they want to be on the Predictive analytics...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-11-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
At the time, it wasn't the problem; it was my...

At the time, it wasn't the problem; it was my gpa. I was getting those interviews right after graduation when I didn't have any work experience, and the question inevitably came up in every interview...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-11-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Thought about it, and decided against it for...

Thought about it, and decided against it for financial purposes. Besides, I was getting plenty of interviews with just 3 exams.

I'm also worried that if I passed another exam and then got a SOA...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-11-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Programming Skills To Improve

Since I'm holding off on taking a fourth exam until I land an EL position and have already polished my presentation/interviewing skills, I want to focus on developing a strong working knowledge of...
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