1. “When walking in a party of three, I always have teachers. I can select the good qualities of the one for imitation, and the bad ones of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius Being able to see that there is something I can learn from each single person I meet is a…

  2. Being an actuary is constantly ranked the top job, but the journey to the fellowship can be long and daunting. Effective and efficient completion of this journey requires more than just commitment, but also strategies to work smarter and networks of people who can support you along the way. I’ve always heard about ActuarialOutpost, but…

  3. When people talk about work-life balance, actuaries talk about work-life-exam balance. Finding that optimal balance in life, however, is not easy; it involves a continuous process of learning, experimenting, and trial-and-error. I want to share with you three apps that I found useful in this process of finding balance. aTimeLogger : Log your time, Carpe…

  4. We all know that commonly, a nice resume will only get you a chance to be interviewed by recruiters – and an interview itself is a make-it-or-break-it process. In this article, I will discuss the power of storytelling during actuarial interviews. This is something I learned through numerous interview workshops I attended at my university…

  5. Student representatives from 25 CAE universities in the U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong gathered downtown Chicago on August 14-15th  to attend the Society of Actuaries (SOA) 2014 Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) Student Summit.  I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the two representatives from Temple University to attend this wonderful annual…

  6. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a member of an actuarial development summer internship program this year. Although it has been only one month, it has been one of the best learning experiences in my life. I would love to share what I have learned so far as it may benefit all other actuarial…

  7. Having completed elementary and middle school in China, I’ve experienced what it takes to survive the exam driven (if not dominated) education system in China, which is also common in many other Asian countries, such as Japan and Korea. Because of that experience, preparing and taking actuarial exams in the U.S. is like meeting old…