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Pass exams, spam resumes everywhere, you will get som interviews.
Perform well in interviews, you will get hired.


It's not really more complicated than that, unless you're picky about geography, type of company, etc.
Look for jobs in other fields, in addition. Actuarial EL is saturated whereas plenty of other stuff is not, and has more upward mobility due to easier competition.
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Pass exams, spam resumes everywhere, you will get som interviews.
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It's not really more complicated than that, unless you're picky about geography, type of company, etc.


I'm not very picky about georgraphy (maybe a little, within 100 miles of my hometown or so).

So would you say it's not very hard to find work, but it is hard to find good work?
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Look for jobs in other fields, in addition. Actuarial EL is saturated whereas plenty of other stuff is not, and has more upward mobility due to easier competition.

So maybe working a non-actuarial job in an insurance company, or working a pseud-/actuarial job in non-insurance company? Would these be relatively easy to get without internship experience?
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I've always told myself that I won't quit because it's hard, but I will quit if I lose my passion or interest in the subject. That hasn't happened yet. When I actually do have free time and am studying myself with the ASM manual, I learn much easier and enjoy it. I still believe that this is the best field for me. Yeah, I am not the best candidate right now, but what other option do I have? Switch to being a philosophy major? That would definitely not raise my chances of finding work.
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Furthermore, one misconception among college students is that to career X, you must major in X.

This is definitely not the case, and I can come up with numerous counterexamples.
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Furthermore, one misconception among college students is that to career X, you must major in X.

This is definitely not the case, and I can come up with numerous counterexamples.


OP,

With your low GPA, perhaps adding a minor in computer science or another field would open up more options. However, don't feel that actuarial work is your only option.
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I was thinking this also.
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Yup. And don't take this to mean that you have no shot at getting into the field. Given your situation, getting any analyst gig and passing exams on the side would make for a great stepping stone.
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It's the combination of not having a lot of free time and that I hate studying (in general terms). I guess part of it is that I am always studying for school (including classes that I don't care about), that I just don't fee like studying on top of my coureload, even if it's something i'm genuinely interested in.
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True, although I will definitely say that my semesters as a student is much more time consuming than my Summers where i'm only working

full-time classes + part-time work + extra-curriculars > 40 hours/week
sounds like you do not understand at all the amount of time and effort you have ahead of you if you stick with this profession

if you think college + work + passing exams is too heavy a workload to manage, then this might not be the profession for you

hate studying? lol

don't want to invest time and effort in things that interest you? grow up

don't want to invest time and effort in things that don't interest you? grow up
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I'm not very picky about georgraphy (maybe a little, within 100 miles of my hometown or so).

So would you say it's not very hard to find work, but it is hard to find good work?
I hope you're joking with "not very picky" and then narrowing things to within 100 miles of a town. That is the definition of very picky. You are not the type of candidate that can be picky at all. Get a job any where you can. Work there a year or two and then be picky on location of job #2.
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