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Found a job outside the industry

Posted 04-29-2009 at 04:24 PM by Marid Audran

Looking back on it, it seems that my studies took a huge hit the moment I started on my second job, a temporary part-time gig. Then, right when that ended, I landed myself a full-time position at a different place altogether. I've withdrawn from Exam MFE (will get at least some of my registration $$$ back, at least) for this spring...may take it in the future, just for kicks.

Good luck to all, particularly those who are studying for their exams.
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Note to self: Read "Qualifications" list in job postings from the bottom upward

Posted 01-28-2009 at 09:27 AM by Marid Audran

Doing so would help me judge lists like this one* more quickly:
  • Detail-oriented
  • High school diploma
  • Self-starter
  • Able to communicate with others, both verbally and in writing
  • MS Excel, intermediate-level or higher
  • Able to type 40 WPM or greater on a computer keyboard
  • Work as an individual and as part of a team
  • Twelve or more years of industry experience
  • Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries
Grrr! I can imagine, barely, why hiring managers might want to do it this way: FSA's...
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Slightly off-topic

Posted 01-16-2009 at 07:41 PM by Marid Audran

As I study for Exam MFE/3F, I keep coming across Ito's Lemma. This reminds me of Judge Lance Ito and the O.J. Simpson trial, which in turn reminds me of the Dancing Itos on the Tonight Show (cf. this video, around the 2:00 mark).

I was in my twenties when that trial took place. It's weird to think that I'm competing for jobs with people who were in grade school then.
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Seeking an NHL team to be a fan of

Posted 01-03-2009 at 05:09 PM by Marid Audran
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I was born and bred in Minnesota. I like the Twins, in part because they so often exceed expectations, as well as the Timberwolves, in part because they so often fail so spectacularly -- it's a little like being a fan of Charlie Brown. I like the Vikings well enough. But the Wild does nothing for me. Perhaps it's the "singular" team nickname, or perhaps it's the red-and-green team colors. In any case, I could use a different NHL team to follow.

The front-runner for my fan...
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you can do TeX!??

Posted 12-29-2008 at 01:07 AM by Marid Audran

testing, testing,

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