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Bob Jones University Dr. Gary Guthrie - Chairman of Mathematical Science
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Eh, okay, biased... but personally, if I wanted to get an AS degree, I'd have to go to one of Toronto, Waterloo, UConn, UW-Madison, UM-Ann Arbor, or UNL.
The math experience at those two schools is unparalleled. I don't know why you'd choose AS.
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The math experience at those two schools is unparalleled. I don't know why you'd choose AS.
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The reason why waterloo actuarial science students get into "top" US graduate programs is not because of the academics but because they have several "finance related" internships on their resume. We're talking about professional masters programs in financial engineering, finance, etc. and not PhD programs. I don't know why anyone would think that an actuarial science degree from Waterloo will give them an edge with PhD programs. LOL...
It doesn't give them an edge. But actuarial students are notoriously bad at causal inference, so she is able to confuse folks by listing out some talented individuals who chose the wrong major in undergrad.
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The math experience at those two schools is unparalleled. I don't know why you'd choose AS.
I wouldn't (nor did I when I was an undergraduate), but some people believe that their dream job is to become an actuary.
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It doesn't give them an edge. But actuarial students are notoriously bad at causal inference, so she is able to confuse folks by listing out some talented individuals who chose the wrong major in undergrad.
We don't have to show causation, just correlation. From that perspective her comments are cromulent.

From a rational perspective, you're absolutely right.
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We don't have to show causation, just correlation. From that perspective her comments are cromulent.

From a rational perspective, you're absolutely right.
Thanks for embiggening my perspective.
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