Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Careers - Employment
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions

Browse Open Actuarial Jobs

Life  Health  Casualty  Pension  Entry Level  All Jobs  Salaries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #51  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:42 PM
AB89 AB89 is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 736
Default

There isn't a CS subject test? I'd think strong references would mean more then. You talk about the Math Subject test as if it's an impossible beast. It is a hard test, but it's not anywhere near impossible to get 750-800 on it (not sure what your definition of crush it is). Half of it is just calculus, which is pretty easy if you actually understood calculus and didn't just get A's your freshman year. Probably another 20-30% are easy-to-doable problems in algebra, linear algebra, algorithms, discrete math, probability, etc. If he took some classes in analysis, complex variables, topology, etc., he can probably figure out most of the rest.
__________________
P FM MFE
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:42 PM
ShivamS's Avatar
ShivamS ShivamS is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
College: Yep
Favorite beer: Sweetwater Blue
Posts: 3,645
Default

CS. Stop being a bitch, and just go to Princeton.
__________________
Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agadefe View Post

Physical violence as acceptable reaction or outdated masculine bravado as a positive quality is definitely not something the country should be moving towards or qualities we want to see in a President.



Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:43 PM
whoanonstop's Avatar
whoanonstop whoanonstop is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Studying for Spark / Scala
College: College of William and Mary
Favorite beer: Orange Juice
Posts: 5,899
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ke$ha View Post
Zero noobs can crush the math gre subject test.
I disagree. I'm a noob and got an 890 on my subject test.



-Riley
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Colonel Smoothie's Avatar
Colonel Smoothie Colonel Smoothie is online now
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
College: Jamba Juice University
Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale
Posts: 49,192
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AB89 View Post
If he took some classes in analysis, complex variables, topology, etc., he can probably figure out most of the rest.
uh oh
__________________
Recommended Readings for the EL Actuary || Recommended Readings for the EB Actuary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wigmeister General View Post
Don't you even think about sending me your resume. I'll turn it into an origami boulder and return it to you.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:52 PM
AB89 AB89 is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colonel Smoothie View Post
uh oh
If not, that Princeton book you linked to has some pretty good info on some of the basics IIRC.
__________________
P FM MFE
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:57 PM
whoanonstop's Avatar
whoanonstop whoanonstop is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Studying for Spark / Scala
College: College of William and Mary
Favorite beer: Orange Juice
Posts: 5,899
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Unfortunately, the availability of good material to study for GRE subject tests is lacking.

-Riley
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 02-06-2014, 01:59 PM
ShivamS's Avatar
ShivamS ShivamS is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
College: Yep
Favorite beer: Sweetwater Blue
Posts: 3,645
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whoanonstop View Post
Unfortunately, the availability of good material to study for GRE subject tests is lacking.

-Riley


Probably you need to take the courses. Not pick up study manuals.
__________________
Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agadefe View Post

Physical violence as acceptable reaction or outdated masculine bravado as a positive quality is definitely not something the country should be moving towards or qualities we want to see in a President.



Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:02 PM
ShivamS's Avatar
ShivamS ShivamS is offline
Member
SOA
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
College: Yep
Favorite beer: Sweetwater Blue
Posts: 3,645
Default

Analysis and algebra aren't like the preliminary actuarial exams where you can pick up a study manual and learn everything. You need an actual textbook. And preferably a teacher who can explain the nuances to you.

Not to mention that the math gre is taken by (imo) a smarter subset of math people than those who take actuarial exams.
__________________
Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agadefe View Post

Physical violence as acceptable reaction or outdated masculine bravado as a positive quality is definitely not something the country should be moving towards or qualities we want to see in a President.



Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AB89 View Post
There isn't a CS subject test? I'd think strong references would mean more then. You talk about the Math Subject test as if it's an impossible beast. It is a hard test, but it's not anywhere near impossible to get 750-800 on it (not sure what your definition of crush it is). Half of it is just calculus, which is pretty easy if you actually understood calculus and didn't just get A's your freshman year. Probably another 20-30% are easy-to-doable problems in algebra, linear algebra, algorithms, discrete math, probability, etc. If he took some classes in analysis, complex variables, topology, etc., he can probably figure out most of the rest.
The math major valedictorian from my mid-tier school got a 650 on it. He did perfect on the regular GRE math and turned down MIT undergrad for a full scholarship at my mid-tier school.

The math GRE subject test is not easy.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:04 PM
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShivamS View Post
Not to mention that the math gre is taken by (imo) a smarter subset of math people than those who take actuarial exams.
Duh.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.19503 seconds with 9 queries