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Forum: MAS-I 05-01-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Delt Mike
Exam is up, unless someone else posted that and...

Exam is up, unless someone else posted that and my Refresh button broke.
Forum: Investment / Financial Markets 05-01-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,730
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Posted By Delt Mike
Leaning toward a 7. I had very little faith...

Leaning toward a 7. I had very little faith leading up to the exam (I was getting destroyed by Coaching Actuaries, but that was because 70% of the questions were Brownian Motion and beyond), but I...
Forum: MAS-I 03-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 47,054
Posted By Delt Mike
Like I said, 100% grade on the content, but I had...

Like I said, 100% grade on the content, but I had a problem with the speed of presentation. I just used TIA for MFE and, despite its documented shortcomings for MFE, I quite enjoyed watching the...
Forum: MAS-I 03-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 47,054
Posted By Delt Mike
For note-takers, prepare to want to rip out your...

For note-takers, prepare to want to rip out your hair, though. You will find yourself pausing the video every 30 seconds because the instructor goes a mile-a-minute. Reminds me of myself in Public...
Forum: Professional Surveys 07-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 39,825
Posted By Delt Mike
Is that type of place common? It seems like...

Is that type of place common? It seems like everyone I have talked to personally gets $1-2K per exam.
Forum: Professional Surveys 07-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 39,825
Posted By Delt Mike
Where is the place that gives $4-6K raise per...

Where is the place that gives $4-6K raise per exam? Sign me up. :)

I always wondered if any companies give PTO for passing exams. Let's say a company gives 90 hours for the 1st attempt and 60...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-20-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
Meanwhile, the students on prelims just wish they...

Meanwhile, the students on prelims just wish they would join forces for the good of future actuaries.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
I am assuming, unless there is some reason the...

I am assuming, unless there is some reason the SoA wouldn't want one in 2014, that this is a maneuver to try to drive the CAS into a merger, not irrelevancy.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
Thanks everyone! I am hoping to work here, but...

Thanks everyone! I am hoping to work here, but even if that happens, while my position is in P&C, they have made it clear that they have interns but do not hire entry-level actuaries for the team. ...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
Poor quote on your part. I said supermarkets...

Poor quote on your part. I said supermarkets have pharmacies (Giant Eagle here) and Wal-Mart fixes cars. :guitar:
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
I don't know, why did supermarkets open...

I don't know, why did supermarkets open pharmacies? Why did Wal-Mart start fixing cars? Why did taxis become freelance work? Etc.

Because competition. The SoA thinks they can do it just as...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
When you sign up, they ask "What actuarial...

When you sign up, they ask "What actuarial professional organizations are you a member of or pursuing membership of?" or something like that. Blame the site.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
So I shouldn't let the line of insurance be a big...

So I shouldn't let the line of insurance be a big focus if I have a great offer to do one over the other?
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
Well, for one thing, my manager told me "This is...

Well, for one thing, my manager told me "This is not an entry-level team, we are all PhD's and FCAS's."
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,335
Posted By Delt Mike
Alas, all (EDIT: non-British) males. Good luck to...

Alas, all (EDIT: non-British) males. Good luck to Ashley though.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,335
Posted By Delt Mike
I am on my third internship whereas the guy I am...

I am on my third internship whereas the guy I am trying the hardest to help passed P junior spring and FM that summer (missed the boat for internships). I also have the highest GPA out of my friend...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
I understand that there hasn't been a long enough...

I understand that there hasn't been a long enough period to gauge the success of such a program, but these reactions are ridiculous. The SoA successfully educates Life/Health/Pensions/Financial/etc....
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
I can't say I'm passionate about modeling, might...

I can't say I'm passionate about modeling, might just be parts are still a bit over my head. Great point on the opinions being biased for people who switched. Did you go where you got the best...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-16-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
I'm not sure what interests me most because I'm...

I'm not sure what interests me most because I'm not sure what my everyday work would entail. I think the variation in auto and homeowner's claims might be more interesting than the average life...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
I guess it depends where I am at come that point....

I guess it depends where I am at come that point. I might be able to afford the modules in a few years if the company won't help. How much are dues? I just want to keep my options open as best as...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
:ohnoes:

:ohnoes:
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 07-16-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,373
Posted By Delt Mike
I think I plan to get my ASA no matter what I do,...

I think I plan to get my ASA no matter what I do, even if that is while I am working on (3)ST or 5. After that though, I suppose it will depend on where I'm working. Maybe the dust will clear a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
Thanks for the advice, what would you recommend...

Thanks for the advice, what would you recommend doing if I have real similar options in Life/Health or P&C with a P&C heavy resume? Should I stick with what I know or try to diversify the resume...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
There were confounding variables. The Health one...

There were confounding variables. The Health one didn't give me meaningful work, there was some drama on one of my teams at the Workers Comp one, and the current one in Auto is awesome, but I am...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,956
Posted By Delt Mike
I'm not sure how I feel about posting the offers,...

I'm not sure how I feel about posting the offers, supported by what oofta said. Just pretend that I am in Company X that is equally successful at Health, Life, Auto, Homeowner's, Pensions, Corporate...
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