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    For a lot of upper level jobs at consulting...

    For a lot of upper level jobs at consulting firms, the pay is often structured very differently from company to company. For the company I work at, the upper level consultants have some ownership in...
  2. Thread: Sas

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    If you're looking for entry level, I doubt you're...

    If you're looking for entry level, I doubt you're being rejected outright just for not knowing SAS. A lot of places want some evidence that you'd be able to learn it quickly, but you don't have to...
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    I live in Boise, but I'm gone for a summer...

    I live in Boise, but I'm gone for a summer internship til August
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    Good luck! Where in Idaho are you at? I'm from...

    Good luck! Where in Idaho are you at? I'm from Idaho.
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    The difference between the upper and lower cases...

    The difference between the upper and lower cases is what's causing the confusion?
    I had that problem occasionally at first too. Y(upper) means a random number with a certain distribution. In this...
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    Honestly if you're pretty sharp, most corp....

    Honestly if you're pretty sharp, most corp. finance courses will review it again enough that you'll be fine. Just be familiar with the basic accounting equations, different financial statements, etc....
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    I took both financial and managerial accounting...

    I took both financial and managerial accounting as prerequisites to my corporate finance course. I'm very glad I did. Some of the accounting principles will be very helpful for your finance course,...
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    Here's a free study guide that's made...

    Here's a free study guide that's made specifically for the exam:
    http://faculty.atu.edu/mfinan/actuarieshall/book.pdf
  9. Try instead of just studying the formulas for...

    Try instead of just studying the formulas for different distributions, make a study sheet listing the conditions under which each distribution is appropriate or not appropriate. Most of the discrete...
  10. I actually felt like they were a really good...

    I actually felt like they were a really good match of the level of difficulty. My last stage of practice was randomly selecting 30 questions out of the SOA questions, and then doing them all in 3...
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    You shouldn't even entertain the idea of lying...

    You shouldn't even entertain the idea of lying about your GPA. Leave it off your resume if you're not happy with it. They can ask you about it at an interview when you can try to explain yourself....
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    Decisions decisions decisions.

    I'm two semesters shy of graduating with a bachelors in economics, with a minor in applied math. My school doesn't offer an actuarial science program, and this combination has given me lots of...
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    You can check out the salary survey from DW...

    You can check out the salary survey from DW Simpson to get an idea of the upward mobility in the actuarial world. dwsimpson.com/salary.html
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    You get a score from 1 to 10. A score of 6 or...

    You get a score from 1 to 10. A score of 6 or higher is a pass, but the CAS and SOA will only report pass or fail to potential employers. A company will only know your scores if they ask you and you...
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    Before you get too convinced that its less...

    Before you get too convinced that its less competitive, consider this:
    The BLS reports there are about 21,000 actuaries in the USA. Meanwhile, the Casualty Actuarial Society reports nearly 40,000...
  16. Thread: Exam FM in May!

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    Lets hope it is. I'm in about the same boat. I'm...

    Lets hope it is. I'm in about the same boat. I'm just now inishing up a corporate finance class that covered a lot of the material (I think) and I'm taking it on May 19th. Although I have a buddy who...
  17. Thread: Networking

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    But were you able to get a job through networking...

    But were you able to get a job through networking instead? My question is not about how hard it is to get a job, it's about whether networking really gives a consistent, distinct advantage over...
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    Networking

    I know networking is all the rage right now. It's a huge buzzword, and every career adviser in the world seems to think that networking is the ONLY way anybody gets a job anymore.

    In my own...
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    You might try KhanAcadamy.org. There are tons of...

    You might try KhanAcadamy.org. There are tons of free instructional videos. They helped me quite a bit when I had to teach myself the calculus required for exam P/1.
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    Even if your job did require a lot of calculus,...

    Even if your job did require a lot of calculus, there are so many incredibly robust software applications, anybody who employed you would be wasting their money to ask you to do it by hand. Even...
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    No i'm not biased one way or another. I'm hoping...

    No i'm not biased one way or another. I'm hoping to go into P&C. I enjoy the math, but I also enjoy the efficiency provided by having software do the legwork for you. I'm only asking out of curiosity...
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    How much math do YOU do?

    I asked a FCAS in a job interview how much actual math he does on a daily basis in his jobs. He said he adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides, but that he hasn't done any integration since he was...
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    There are other people in Boise studying to be an...

    There are other people in Boise studying to be an actuary? I was beginning to think I was the only one!
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    You post on a two and a half month old thread...

    You post on a two and a half month old thread just to criticize the length of someone's comment? WTF?
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    Thats true. It would be ideal if your internship...

    Thats true. It would be ideal if your internship could turn into a full time offer. If you were able to get to an interview, you could explain that that's your interest and maybe get a little...
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