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Old 01-06-2015, 02:48 PM
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I see the prols have gotten here before the serious folks.

I second, what Ke$ha said. Big company, preferably Reinsurance, probably property casualty. These days I have seen starting salaries as high as 70k.

Also, pass the exams do not think about other credentials until you have reached fellowship. Be willing to move if you are not being compensated. It is almost unilaterally true that your starting company will not keep you at market. I had to move twice before I was paid appropriately.

If you move quickly, fellowship can be a better value prospect than general surgery, especially when the time value of your investment earnings is offset by their interest-heavy debt, shorter workable years, and often frivolous spending.
I've read several of your posts, so I was hoping you would be commenting. I will heed your and Ke$ha's advice. Once one has reached fellowship, is becoming a CFA useful? I've read over a lot of the material for Exam 1, and it seems to be mostly material I'll have learned by the time I graduate. I can't speak for the other 2 exams. I guess this is considered thinking about other credentials, but I'm still curious. Thanks!
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I hope you know your SAT score and took real analysis

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Do u want to make more than $65,536 starting salary? Seems like a reasonable median for someone with 5 exams.
Haha. Nah, I just like powers of 2, but I guess you're right!
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I don't think this has been mentioned... have you passed any actuarial exams yet?
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I hope you know your SAT score and took real analysis
I will be taking real analysis during my senior year; is it required for reinsurance? And why would I forget my SAT score?
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I've read several of your posts, so I was hoping you would be commenting.


bro - this is the guy who thinks anyone making less than $100K is "pond scum"
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He was making a joke based on older threads. And why would you want to remember your SAT score?
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I don't think this has been mentioned... have you passed any actuarial exams yet?
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I will be taking real analysis during my senior year; is it required for reinsurance? And why would I forget my SAT score?
Understanding real analysis is a plus, but not required. That way your employer won't need to teach you it on the job.

In regards to the SAT score, employers have recently been placing significantly more emphasis on it. Ke$ha recently reported he attended an interview where his SAT was discussed, but GPA was otherwise ignored.

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Had an interview yesterday. Even though my GMAT score was on my résumé (standard for bschool students), the interviewer asked my SAT score. After telling him the score, he also asked for my SAT writing score (didn't exist when I took it).

Noticeably absent was a question about my undergrad GPA.
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bro - this is the guy who thinks anyone making less than $100K is "pond scum"
I believe he said ASA, but that isn't me agreeing that they're pond scum. If he is doing well for himself, why not listen to his advice?
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