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Old 10-17-2017, 07:42 PM
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Hi all, so I am struggling to find an internship for the summer of 2018. I am an act sci major and will also be attaining a certificate in risk management. Currently I have no actuarial experience, but have passed exam P this past July, will be sitting for exam FM in December and will also be fulfilling my exam SRM credit with a course through my university next semester. In other words, going into next summer I could have 3 exams passed if all goes well, which in itself would likely set me up for an internship if I was in that position at the current moment.

What advice would you guys give me for what to do next summer? I am in my junior year, however I will be in school for an extra semester, thus I will have the opportunity for one more internship the summer of 2019 before graduation. If none of these positions are offered to me, I don't really find it worth my time to just work a part-time job, as I am really eager to finally get some experience in the actuarial field.

P.S. I should add that I do not have a bad GPA (3.60), and would consider myself fairly personable, I have just not been able to close on any of my interviews and secure an internship.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:46 PM
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use your summer to study for an exam, assuming you don't take MFE or C in the next sitting.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:59 PM
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In no particular order:
1. You're not supposed to have any experience for an internship.
2. You are getting beat out by better candidates. Yes, they exist.
3. If you don't need money, then sure, bum around all summer, or take a trip to someplace outside your bubble. Maybe to someplace you might like to start your career. Or anywhere.
4. If you do need some money, work anywhere. This shows that you have some amount of work ethic. (The bumming around does not.) Be sure to remember situations that come up in behavioral interview questions. I.e., be prepared to put a positive spin on all of your experiences when asked.
5. If you are getting interviews, and not getting any further, then it is your interviewing skills that need improvement. They might be ok in your opinion, but there seem to be other applicants who are better. So, work a little more on this.
6. Not sure where you are applying, geographically. I suggest expanding to areas where you have relatives, however distant (geographically or otherwise) those relatives are. Having a cheap place to stay for the summer allows for greater flexibility, both in salary and cost of living. I.e., you could sell the idea of working in NYC to an employer if you could live in Jersey with Aunt Emma and take the train in every day.
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I find it pretty easy. Although, Iím on track for a ten year exam schedule.
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I find it pretty easy. Although, Iím on track for a ten year exam schedule.
What are parties like when you're in your 30s? Tea parties?
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What are parties like when you're in your 30s? Tea parties?
Theres alot more being in bed by midnight.
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Speak for yourself loser
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Asian don't raisin, so the same parties that you attend while you're in your 20's.
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