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Old 09-27-2019, 08:04 PM
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I think you have to ask yourself why you want to be an Actuary . . . If your just good at stats and or probability, don't mind exams and want to make a shit ton of money
So, just checking – Would this be an acceptable answer during an EL interview?
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So, just checking – Would this be an acceptable answer during an EL interview?


The best EL answer: “my mom was actuary, so I want to be actuary”
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The best EL answer: “my mom was actuary, so I want to be actuary”
Does this hold true even if my mother is a nurse?
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Does this hold true even if my mother is a nurse?


Nurses are technically actuaries because they work with health insurance
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Nurses are technically actuaries because they work with health insurance
Ah of course, how could I forget?
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Not sure if you were serious or not, but I think that's a fine answer if true. Just reword slightly, and it'll make you sound like a well grounded candidate.

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I've done very well in classes X,Y,Z enjoy the principles presented and wanted to work in a field were I could apply them. While I understand that Actuarial science involves many other aspects such as reading regulations and studying for exams. They payoffs of job security and financial stability make it seem more worthwhile then

People want someone who's not going to burn out. Showing you understand what you're getting yourself into is a good way to demonstrate that.
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Not sure if you were serious or not, but I think that's a fine answer if true. Just reword slightly, and it'll make you sound like a well grounded candidate.

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I've done very well in classes X,Y,Z enjoy the principles presented and wanted to work in a field were I could apply them. While I understand that Actuarial science involves many other aspects such as reading regulations and studying for exams. They payoffs of job security and financial stability make it seem more worthwhile then

People want someone who's not going to burn out. Showing you understand what you're getting yourself into is a good way to demonstrate that.
Lol, regarding the initial bit that I had quoted, I was very much being sarcastic.

However, you have convinced me that this may be a good way to convey that sentiment, and for that I thank you.
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I have passed three exams, but have yet to land an interview for an actuarial job. I am wondering if I should try to start with an internship. I found out about an online Master's Degree program in data analytics that I could start in January. That would give me access to the university's career services when applying for summer 2020 internships and jobs after that. Would any of you recommend that path?
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I have passed three exams, but have yet to land an interview for an actuarial job. I am wondering if I should try to start with an internship. I found out about an online Master's Degree program in data analytics that I could start in January. That would give me access to the university's career services when applying for summer 2020 internships and jobs after that. Would any of you recommend that path?


I’m no expert but someone with 3 exams should get an interview at least. Are there any underlying factors such as age or inexperience that may be at play here?
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Should have the fine folks who frequent the Resume subforum take a look at your resume (if they haven't).
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