1. One of the things that I found interesting when I started to come across real actuarial work, was that many concepts covered in the first exams are actually used in the industry. Concepts on probability and time value of money are ever-present in every aspect of the actuarial profession. They are the ABC’s of an…

  2. Falling into an internship is a tough process. A company posts an ad on the internet and within hours they get hundreds of applications. I must have applied to countless internship opportunities until I finally got an email back from a company that wanted to conduct an interview. Every company is different when it comes to…

  3. The Foundation Series are Science Fiction stories written by Isaac Asimov, about a mathematician named Hari Seldon who comes up with a science called “Psychohistory”. “Psychohistorians”, in the story, were able to build models based on statistics and social laws applied to large groups of people in order to predict the general flow of future…

  4. “Aspiring to become an Actuary is great, but… you need to pass the exams”. That’s how Coach Kester starts on the intro video from Coaching Actuaries, and it’s the first thing I remember when I started the exam process. Actuarial exams are different from any other exam I can think of, it is a long…

  5. Choosing a career is a very difficult decision. Partly because most careers are a mystery when we are young, but mostly because we have no idea what we want to do for the rest of our lives, and our fleeting passage through school is not enough to gain the insight we need to make such…