• 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 didn’t get an actuarial internship, now what? As hiring season comes to an end, some come to realize they didn’t get the offer they were wanting and begin to feel disappointed in themselves. While an actuarial internship might have been a great learning experience and networking opportunity, actuarial internships are not the only way…

  • Our Company started as SALT Solutions in 1995. SALT’s first product was educational content and software for upper level actuarial exams. In the 2000’s, we transitioned to the lower level exams and exited the upper level exams. With the advent of Adapt, we changed our name to Coaching Actuaries starting a new focus on the…

  • 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….

  • Time is short, especially in the early stages of your career. You want to accomplish as much as you can as quickly as you can. Something that can help you get your foot in the door after you get all of your exams in order is showing an aptitude for programming languages. Two of the…

  • Let’s talk about the actuarial resume and what are some things to keep in mind when writing one. I am graduating from college in two months, so right now my resume is pretty much my life. A resume can make or break your job search. It’s what you need to set you apart from everyone…