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Yeah, pretty much exactly the opposite. Tulsa and Fargo, or smaller than that.
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What is the Po? I keep seeing that reference here, but never quite understood the context. I used to think it was high cost of living, big cities (like NYC, SFO, etc), but judging by your post, that doesnt make sense.
Actually, as mentioned above, the po is just the opposite. Low cost of living, not the biggest cities. (Po is short for "where poor people live.")
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Actually, as mentioned above, the po is just the opposite. Low cost of living, not the biggest cities. (Po is short for "where poor people live.")
do most people on this forum live in the po?
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Personally I think it's still worth going into if you don't have any of the red flags (international, sub 3.5 GPA or other mediocre credentials, mediocre social or interview skills, etc.). If you have connections or you're particularly good at something maybe you can try to ignore or work on a flag, but that's suboptimal.

It just seems high risk, relatively low reward if you can't check all the boxes. I went to grad school for a semester before landing a job and there were so many people that almost had their ASA, had a near 4.0 GPA, and other great credentials and were international and/or socially awkward, and because of that they couldn't land an internship. At that point they're obviously motivated, they'd just be better cutting their losses and find something else.
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Sub 3.5 GPA is a red flag?
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Not sure if I agree with that or not, but curious what you would recommend to somebody with a red flag and no connections or whatever.

So, if actuarial is high risk, low reward, is there another career path that has a better reward/risk tradeoff for a person with a 3.0 GPA or mediocre interview skills.

If there's a better path for such people to hit high rewards with low risk, then of course I would say that's the smart thing to do, but not sure what that is.
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Probably 3.0 in hindsight, but I applied to lots of places that required 3.5 last year.
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What is the Po? I keep seeing that reference here, but never quite understood the context. I used to think it was high cost of living, big cities (like NYC, SFO, etc), but judging by your post, that doesnt make sense.
let me Wikipedia that for you

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Personally I think it's still worth going into if you don't have any of the red flags (international, sub 3.5 GPA or other mediocre credentials, mediocre social or interview skills, etc.). If you have connections or you're particularly good at something maybe you can try to ignore or work on a flag, but that's suboptimal.

It just seems high risk, relatively low reward if you can't check all the boxes. I went to grad school for a semester before landing a job and there were so many people that almost had their ASA, had a near 4.0 GPA, and other great credentials and were international and/or socially awkward, and because of that they couldn't land an internship. At that point they're obviously motivated, they'd just be better cutting their losses and find something else.
This right here. 100% agree.
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