• Written by Karen Liu As a senior looking back at my college career, the one piece of advice I would tell all the underclassman is that being involved will only benefit you. Whether it’s becoming more involved with professional organizations, social organizations, or both, they will make your college experience more enjoyable and even help you…

  • Coaching Actuaries' Coach Kester (left), with DePaul University Professor and Executive Director of Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management Tom Edwalds (right)

    Coaching Actuaries was proud to be a sponsor of last week’s Midwest Actuarial Student Conference at DePaul University in Chicago! The turnout was fantastic, and we got to meet many of our wonderful customers and many other future actuaries. If you’ve never been to the conference or another like it before, here are three reasons…

  • Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to run the Drake 1/2 marathon. One benefit of long distance running is “undistracted” thinking. I’m 52, so my peak running days are in the distant past. But,this run was one of my most rewarding runs. Ironically, I wasn’t well prepared for the run. For me, running in the…

  • This is the opportunity for you to hone your skills, build resumes, network with professionals, and increase chances for a second internship or even a full time position! Use this opportunity as a way to start developing yourself as a professional who delivers quality work. It could lead to recommendations, business relationships and more! Do…

  • I was excited to go to the Iowa Actuaries Club for the second time. I first heard about the club when it came up in a google search for a social networking site for actuaries. After passing the FM exam, I was admitted into the club by my academic adviser from college. The first time…

  • Dreams don’t become reality at the speed of light. When it comes to careers, most of us start with a dream, but we realize soon enough that real career is not just about what we want to be but also about what we can do. My journey to becoming an actuary wasn’t a straight path….

  • The path to becoming an actuary is about as complicated as it gets. Being able to understand the many details and steps required to get a job is complicated in itself. Then after you’ve received a job, there are many more steps you have to take to become distinguished in the field. The best thing…

  • It was the beginning of the fall semester of my sophomore year. I had just read a blog about the best ways to get an actuarial internship. This was my dream! I was inspired. I was determined. I was going to get the big internship away from home I always dreamed of! The next few…

  • If I were to write a list under the heading “Things I Wish I Mastered in School,” Excel would be surprisingly close to the top. Most of us are familiar with at least one or more Microsoft Office products. We probably consider ourselves Word experts after writing tons of essays and reports in school, and…

  • Sooner or later in your career path you may come across an employer who will ask you for a phone interview! Don’t think it’s any easier than a regular interview! You may have multiple phone calls during the interview process; this is their way to assess your speaking abilities, presentation skills and business acumens. You…