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    #48 from SOA sample questions

    In the solution when they take the volatility for S1 and multiply it by S1(0) and then divide by the volatility of S2 times S2(0) I don't fully understand why they're doing this. My guess is that...
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    The people I interviewed with were really chill....

    The people I interviewed with were really chill. They obviously didn't work together to decide what questions to ask because they all asked the same stuff. They asked stuff like, "Why do you want to...
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    Thank you :smiloe:

    Thank you :smiloe:
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    Thanks for all the advice. I ended up getting the...

    Thanks for all the advice. I ended up getting the job. All of the questions they asked me were easy and they didn't ask any behavioral questions. It was all straightforward stuff.
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    Get an internship before you graduate. That's a...

    Get an internship before you graduate. That's a huge plus, because if you do a good job there's a good chance they will give you a full-time position when you graduate and even if the company doesn't...
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    Here's a link explaining VEE credits:...

    Here's a link explaining VEE credits:
    http://www.beanactuary.org/exams/vee/vee.cfm
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    On-site interview coming up

    I have an on-site interview coming up for a consulting firm. What kind of questions should I be expecting? This is my first time making it to the final round of interviews.
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    I've seen plenty of job postings wanting someone...

    I've seen plenty of job postings wanting someone with a degree in actuarial science, math, statistics of something similar. So it may be best for you to get the math degree. Also get VEE credits out...
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    See if there are classes on SAS and Visual Basic....

    See if there are classes on SAS and Visual Basic. I see that a lot on job descriptions.
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    Your school, degree (minors, if any), GPA, exams...

    Your school, degree (minors, if any), GPA, exams passed, VEE requirements satisfied, work experience, computer skills (MS Office), community service, leadership positions, awards you've won, clubs....
  11. I know that both sides are different, but for...

    I know that both sides are different, but for insurance you're pretty much doing pricing and reserving right? I don't see how someone with no experience can be more interested in life & health than...
  12. SOA vs. CAS

    I was wondering if there was any website that explains the differences between the work SOA actuaries do and the work that CAS actuaries do. Because people keep asking me which side do I prefer and I...
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    There's no need to panic. These days it's normal...

    There's no need to panic. These days it's normal not to get a job right out of college. Pass FM and keep applying.
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    I've been hearing Northeast and Midwest.

    I've been hearing Northeast and Midwest.
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    Most companies don't hire people that already...

    Most companies don't hire people that already graduated for internships. If your temp job was an office job that's good experience. Also I read a post from someone that started out in underwriting...
  16. At my school multivariable calculus is part of...

    At my school multivariable calculus is part of calculus III. Either way you'll need it for some exam p/1 problems when you're dealing with multivariate probability distributions. You won't need to...
  17. Interest theory should teach you part of the FM/2...

    Interest theory should teach you part of the FM/2 material and probability theory should teach you the P/1 material. You'll still have to do a lot of studying outside of school for the actuarial...
  18. Even if you have passed 3 exams, had 2...

    Even if you have passed 3 exams, had 2 internships, and have a good interview, there are still no guarantees.
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    It won't be helpful.

    It won't be helpful.
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    Actex is too easy. Get ASM.

    Actex is too easy. Get ASM.
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    1.095^5 + 1.09^4 + 1.0825^3 + 1.0725^2 + 1.06 =...

    1.095^5 + 1.09^4 + 1.0825^3 + 1.0725^2 + 1.06 = 6.4646
    The first payment accumulates for 5 years at the current 5 year spot rate.
    The second payment accumulates for 4 years at the decreased 4 year...
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    Don't get the Actex one. The problems are too...

    Don't get the Actex one. The problems are too easy. I managed to pass using it but I had the entire book memorized. If I had to do it again I would use ASM.
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    If you're cheap like me, you should hold off.

    If you're cheap like me, you should hold off.
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    From my experience and the experiences of people I know, 2 exams just gives you a better chance of getting an interview than someone with 1 or none.
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    I've never heard of anyone having to take a...

    I've never heard of anyone having to take a special exam and go through 3 interviews. The companies that I've talked to all have 2 rounds of interviews (phone and on-site). Also these days you should...
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