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Old 12-29-2016, 10:29 AM
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What you're really agreeing to do when you accept an offer is to terminate your job search.
False.

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You are risking your professional reputation for not much reward.
Also false. Companies rescind offers, suddenly lay people off, etc., all the time. There is no concept of loyalty in business, and you should not be tricked into thinking there is.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:30 AM
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Also false. Companies rescind offers, suddenly lay people off, etc., all the time. There is no concept of loyalty in business, and you should not be tricked into thinking there is.
Especially for internships. It's sometimes a long while between offer and start date, so many things can happen on either side of the fence to change the situation.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:34 AM
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we have 5 summer interns coming our way in 2017. If one backed out, I might not even notice. To be honest, we interviewed them in sept, so I only remember 3 of them.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:50 PM
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A recent slew of questions about consulting in various areas of practice. All purpose answer:
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It really differs depending on firm, location, manager, clients, etc.

Really tough to generalize.

The only thing everyone agrees on is that consulting pays more than insurance.
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To which I say: duh and lol.
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actuarial isn't the only good career out there.
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:15 PM
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The answer to "What is reporting and analysis?"
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The reporting part means you'll probably be running some process on a regular basis, and putting the results into a report or database of some sort, that probably makes its way into the company's ledger.

You'd probably be responsible for making sure the report is correct, controls have been checked, and changing the report over time as the underlying process changes (maybe the company is adding new products, or consolidating information, whatever). Basically spreadsheet monkey work. Real actudonk stuff.

The analysis part is understanding and explaining the numbers in the report. Why they moved the way they moved. Presenting your analysis clearly and succinctly. Anticipating the questions that management is going to have, so you can answer the questions before they're asked.
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The ones who complain that they're too good for that kind of work really aren't that good.
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To which I say: duh and lol.
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actuarial isn't the only good career out there.
All round good advice:
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