• 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…

  • We can all agree that a big part of career success is networking. If you haven’t started!  Get started!   Where and how to meet/connect with people? Leverage people you know! Family friends, former colleagues, managers, fellow members of social and professional groups. Meet new people at events i.e. networking events, club events Prepare and…

  • 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…

  • I remember the first time I heard of the Actuarial profession. I was a junior in high school when a family friend told me that I had the technical, analytical, and communication skills necessary to succeed in a career as an Actuary. When I asked him what an Actuary does, the answer was less than…

  • The cool career choice these days is becoming an actuary. We’re traditionally ranked as one of the top career opportunities. Actuaries have a rigorous exam process to identify top candidates. We are at the leading edge of financial engineering.  I am approaching 30 years as an actuary, the last 20 running my own business. Recently,…

  • As final exams wrap up and the end of the semester approaches, warm weather and trips to the beach are on a lot of college students’ minds. However, for many actuarial students like myself who are sophomores or juniors this year, summer also means working at a job or internship. Before starting on the job,…

  • You’ve landed that coveted actuarial internship. The quintessential summer job that combines great experience with outstanding pay and even a certain degree of fun. First off, congratulations – there’s a reason you were offered the job. Is this the time to finally rest on your laurels and ride out the summer? If your ambitions include…

  • Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock!…. Summer time is a few weeks away (smile). Congratulations to those of you that managed to secure an  internship  for this upcoming summer. Forget all the simulation you have been doing in your classes so far, to most first timers, this will an opportunity to get a good feel of what…

  • As you may have heard, CareerCast named Actuary as the #1 job of 2015!  This is not the first time Actuaries have gotten notoriety for having the best career. Hearing news like this can make all the studying, exams, and frustration worth it. But, what were the factors that lead to this ranking? CareerCast’s methodology in…

  • Let us start with a basic fact about job searching: it is hard. The feeling of being under-qualified or too inexperienced for most positions out there is something that nearly everyone has felt at some point in their careers. As a college sophomore, this problem is something that I personally have had to go through…