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Old 06-29-2018, 06:44 PM
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Any other suggestions of specific companies?
Given what you've provided and been willing to take so far, I doubt your authenticity.

If you're going to troll the serious fora here, at least make an effort to be entertaining. Otherwise, what's the point?
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Any other suggestions of specific companies?
No.

You are getting the responses you are getting because it is a terrible lazy question. How the hell would I or anyone know where the best entry level job is? None of us have worked for more than a handful of companies. It's like asking what the best restaurant in America is. Even that I could take a stab at since I have been to hundreds.

Do you want us to take a week off and poll 100 actuaries and run it through excel with some nice graphs.

Advice: instead of asking an open ended question in which you have obviously not done any research how about you do this.

Tell us what research you have done.
Tell us why you asked the question. Are you looking to apply to one or is this just morbid curiosity.
What are your parameters. Do you want to be home at 4:00 or do you like working long hours? Do you have exams? Are you constricted geographically. Are you social? What are your current skills? Are you a data guy or a social guy or both? You have family?
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:53 PM
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Powerball Lottery Winner. Sure you have to do a few meetings and be in TV, but the pay is good. You also get to work with structured settlements and/or payout annuities.
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what the best restaurant in America is.
Machine Shed, West Des Moines, Iowa.

I thought this was obvious?
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Machine Shed, West Des Moines, Iowa.

I thought this was obvious?
mmm that place is actually really good. good pumpkin bread.
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I just don't want to see some dumb punk from some school like Penn state suddenly be handed asa when they couldn't pass the prelims to save their life.
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OP, GA is being a bit unfairly harsh IMO, but barely. If you don't mind a sports metaphor, you're asking questions about kicking or running on a hypothetical 4th-and-goal, down 3 with 5 seconds on the clock; when the other team is about to kickoff to start the game.

You can't even comprehend what you're going to learn or who you're going to meet or what else will change in your life over the next few months and years, so getting hung up on some weird hypothetical is nonsense. Read some, spend some time thinking about what you want, hang with friends. When you have a time where you have a decision to make, share some info and get some advice, but for now you're just cluttering up your head with nonsense.
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Thanks for the advice, Westley. Finally, someone providing a logical critique as opposed to all the ad hominems.
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Thanks for the advice, Westley. Finally, someone providing a logical critique as opposed to all the ad hominems.
just curious... why do you aspire to be vp and not p?
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just curious... why do you aspire to be vp and not p?
For all of you jumping to conclusions, the vp at the end of my username doesn't stand for "Vice President"....
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For all of you jumping to conclusions, the vp at the end of my username doesn't stand for "Vice President"....
Oh... what is it then?
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