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Old 02-26-2008, 03:37 PM
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Surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but my HS teachers weren't exactly railroading students into the actuarial career. People with mathematical aptitude were usually encouraged to major in computer science or engineering in college.

The rest of the "article" is painfully tedious prose that undermines whatever truth lies within.

Oh, except for the part about Anne Hathaway's rack. Can't argue with that one.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:39 PM
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I didn't really want to post much until I found a job myself... But I think that sometimes it's okay to laugh at yourself.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:51 PM
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I didn't really want to post much until I found a job myself... But I think that sometimes it's okay to laugh at yourself.
That's not what Charles Bronson would have said. Paul Kersey, maybe.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:00 PM
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Actually... Charles Bronson probably would've gone up to the guy and said, "No dice..." Then, he'd proceed to put a bullet in the dude's @$$.
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In order to become an actuary you need to take a series of tests offered twice a year. As of the writing of this article, it takes an average of 8.5 years to finish all your tests. That’s 5950 hours you will need to study to become a designated actuary.

As has been discussed to death on this board....the above statement is no longer true and will become even less true as additional exams are offered with greater frequency. Some here think that's a positive development and some don't (we know who you are), but BOTH sides seem to agree that the travel time to ASA, FSA and even FCAS (by virtue of the preliminary exams being offered more than 2X a year) is becoming increasingly shorter.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:58 PM
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As has been discussed to death on this board....the above statement is no longer true and will become even less true as additional exams are offered with greater frequency. Some here think that's a positive development and some don't (we know who you are), but BOTH sides seem to agree that the travel time to ASA, FSA and even FCAS (by virtue of the preliminary exams being offered more than 2X a year) is becoming increasingly shorter.
And the constant removal of real exams from the SOA system.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:32 PM
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Surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but my HS teachers weren't exactly railroading students into the actuarial career. People with mathematical aptitude were usually encouraged to major in computer science or engineering in college.
Of course. This is because the actuarial profession is for the most part a fall-back field. Try to get a job in a field that will utilize more of the math skills, before settling on actuarial.
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"if you are gorgeous, gregarious, and math-minded you have other options. "


I honestly didn't know this. What are they?
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"if you are gorgeous, gregarious, and math-minded you have other options. "


I honestly didn't know this. What are they?
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