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Bob Jones University Dr. Gary Guthrie - Chairman of Mathematical Science
http://www.bju.edu/academics/cas/undergrad/divms/actuarial.html

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Old 09-30-2014, 05:02 PM
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Oh I thought U Washington, we're talking Waterloo?

Waterloo, probably go for act sci since that seems to be the norm in Canada. America, anything not act sci probably > act sci. Main benefit to act sci in US could be networking/career fairs, but as far as actual learning, better to major in something else, and employers will not see a non-actuarial degree as a negative (and may see it as a positive).
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Oh I thought U Washington, we're talking Waterloo?

Waterloo, probably go for act sci since that seems to be the norm in Canada. America, anything not act sci probably > act sci. Main benefit to act sci in US could be networking/career fairs, but as far as actual learning, better to major in something else, and employers will not see a non-actuarial degree as a negative (and may see it as a positive).
Yeah, I'm not for the act sci major in general, but .
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The guy says he wants to work in finance but he doesn't even know what kind of work he wants to do in that area. Do you want to work in IB, sell-side quant work, buy side quant work, buy side fundamental work, asset management, algo trading, risk management? Do you want to work with equities, fixed income, derivatives?

Let me guess: you're just another second generation asian kid who wants to make mommy and daddy proud by making mucho dinero in finance.
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Yeah, that's not a biased source of information or anything.
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.
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Yeah, that's not a biased source of information or anything.
when the head of the waterloo actuarial science department acknowledges anonymous posters on a message board, we've already won.

can you imagine a real math professor caring about what is said on this forum?
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Hero3128 is a real math professor

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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...
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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.
"If I wanted to listen to crappy boy band music, I'd listen to N-Sync over Backstreet Boys."

Same logic.
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