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Old 01-05-2020, 05:27 PM
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This convo is borderline to be included in an Employment thread IMO. Off topic to both the thread and the subforum , and also considered somewhat unprofessional by some. Fine if you want to post a quick response here, but if it turns into a long convo, recommend you continue in PMs, or the poker subforum ( http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...splay.php?f=63 ). Also, I would be interested in seeing if you continue elsewhere.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:53 PM
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Just wanted to say thanks for the feedback itt. I've decided to stay in school and take the maths at school pace. But I'm also taking max credits and looking into things like data science.

Even if I don't become an actuary I will probably still check back here occasionally as I can tell there is a lot of wisdom on this board. Would the career changer thread be the best place for my future questions? Just looking for a place that gets decent traffic.

And either way I plan to take at least 1 or 2 exams just so I can come back here and tell Underpaid he's still wrong.
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What might be your best option is to take some of the calculus classes, economics classes, some stat classes.... maybe over a couple of semesters. I feel like you need calc 2 for exam P. Then, start studying for P and FM. See if there are any companies locally that need temp work, or even try to get a job in any part of an insurance company, potentially in underwriting. I think having your foot in the industry and doing a solid job there will be your key to breaking into the actuarial side of things, if that's what you're looking to do. You need to knock out at least the first 2 exams before anyone is going to consider you in actuarial. Learn how to use excel well, including VBA. Learn R, SQL, or SAS. If the idea of learning to code it's just something you don't want to do, this is likely not the field for you because there is a lot of technical work that you will need to be doing in the earlier years of your career.
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Where did you play live?
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:59 PM
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Where did you play live?
CT Casinos mostly foxwoods. Haven't been there in almost 2 years I think the action has died down a ton since new Boston and RI casinos opened up.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:05 PM
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Just wanted to say thanks for the feedback itt. I've decided to stay in school and take the maths at school pace. But I'm also taking max credits and looking into things like data science.

Even if I don't become an actuary I will probably still check back here occasionally as I can tell there is a lot of wisdom on this board. Would the career changer thread be the best place for my future questions? Just looking for a place that gets decent traffic.

And either way I plan to take at least 1 or 2 exams just so I can come back here and tell Underpaid he's still wrong.
Go for it.

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Old 01-24-2020, 06:20 PM
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I assume that was actually a reference to the poker game he plays...
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:23 PM
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CT Casinos mostly foxwoods. Haven't been there in almost 2 years I think the action has died down a ton since new Boston and RI casinos opened up.
Go check out the games at Twin River.. You might end up reconsidering leaving poker.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:59 PM
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I assume that was actually a reference to the poker game he plays...
I think he made a terrible attempt at guessing what the acronym in OP's name stands for. It's Pot Limit Omaha...
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