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    Take exam FM after calc II, that will be enough...

    Take exam FM after calc II, that will be enough to start studying for that exam. You should take a calculus-based probability course before you take exam P. Try to get your VEE requirements out of...
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    Yes. You have to pass MLC and the FAP modules to...

    Yes. You have to pass MLC and the FAP modules to become an FSA.
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    Where do you live? We bring in HS Seniors as...

    Where do you live? We bring in HS Seniors as interns sometimes to give them a taste of the profession but usually only locals.
  4. I think it depends on what you do and where you...

    I think it depends on what you do and where you are in your career. My first job was in the valuation area of a life insurer and it was pretty mindless but now I'm working in A/L management and it's...
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    http://www.dwsimpson.com/salary.html

    http://www.dwsimpson.com/salary.html
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    Not sure about AIG, but our CDS program is run...

    Not sure about AIG, but our CDS program is run almost entirely by actuaries.
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    Company HR websites.

    Company HR websites.
  8. Sounds like you'd be a good investment actuary.

    Sounds like you'd be a good investment actuary.
  9. Poll: Debates are not about facts, they are about...

    Debates are not about facts, they are about presentation. If you really want to know what they'll do as president, just look at their voting record before they started running for president. Look...
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    A better question might be "If the average house...

    A better question might be "If the average house price is $350,000, how many houses must be insured to have a 95% probability that company will not incur a loss?"
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    Have you checked the directory of companies with...

    Have you checked the directory of companies with Actuarial Training Programs?

    http://www.soa.org/careers/atp/actuarial-training-program.aspx

    There are also several good links on...
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    Very low stress here! :laugh:

    Very low stress here! :laugh:
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    A full day of interviews with lunch is typical in...

    A full day of interviews with lunch is typical in this field. I assume your friends who give you that look are not actuaries, just tell them that you're in a real profession and that's how it works.
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    I've worked with a couple of Phd's that are...

    I've worked with a couple of Phd's that are taking the exams. I don't think it's that unusual, just don't think you'll be treated differently than any other actuarial student and you'll be fine. I...
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    Please don't be offended but your experience...

    Please don't be offended but your experience isn't so unique. Starting salaries really don't vary by your non-actuarial experience. There are people with Phd's and years of experience but with only...
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    You know when you will have a profit or loss if...

    You know when you will have a profit or loss if you buy an option (put or call) right? If you have a short position, it's just the opposite. So if Abby owned a put option (a long position) she...
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    Sweet! I'll take a large ham pizza and some...

    Sweet! I'll take a large ham pizza and some embedded value results please. Oh, and extra cheese.

    Welcome and good luck! Before you know it you'll sitting in a nice office chuckling as you think...
  18. If you pass exam P, maintain your GPA, and...

    If you pass exam P, maintain your GPA, and interview well, you should have no problem. Begin female will certainly work in your favor; many companies recruit female candidates aggressively. Good...
  19. Something else is wrong here. Without knowing...

    Something else is wrong here. Without knowing more, I'd say you need to work on your communication skills. People who look good on paper but can't get through the interviews usually have...
  20. What does this even mean? The most important...

    What does this even mean? The most important thing is passing actuarial exams, period. You can be as positive as humanly possible, but if can't pass the exams, you won't make it.

    If you think...
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    I've never heard of these programs used outside...

    I've never heard of these programs used outside of acedemia. I wouldn't bother, there are more important things to learn.
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    That gap seems perfectly reasonable. Good luck.

    That gap seems perfectly reasonable. Good luck.
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    The only way to convince employers that you can...

    The only way to convince employers that you can pass exams is to actually do it. Pass a couple of exams and you'll have a shot. Good luck.
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    No regrets here!

    No regrets here!
  25. Investment actuaries are in very high demand. ...

    Investment actuaries are in very high demand. The current liquidity crisis has only increased this.
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