• 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…

  • 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, e.g., family friends, former colleagues, managers, fellow members of social and professional groups. Meet new people at events, e.g., networking events, club events. Prepare your elevator…

  • Many students struggle to find the right balance between going to school and studying for actuarial exams. I have been fortunate enough to manage my time so I can excel in both. Thus far, I have had great success in my exam process while at the same time excelling in school. As a junior at…

  • 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…

  • It was a November morning in 2014 when, just before heading to my favorite Prometric site, I told my new girlfriend: “I’m dedicating this exam performance to you.” We had just started dating, but already she knew just how hard I had studied for MFE. That morning, I pretended I was a heroic medieval knight…

  • Written by Anthony Van Dyke I started my professional career with an internship in the IT department at Amway, a direct selling manufacturing company. When I accepted the position, I envisioned a career in IT and business. However, exposure to the actuarial sciences at college gave me newfound interest in a career pathway I had…

  • The old saying, “jack of all trades, master of none” applies to most college and high school students today. We try to take on too many things all at once, none of which we can master. When your time is split between school, studying for exams, extracurricular activities, social time, sleeping, and family time, life…

  • There are multiple ways in which I use Coaching Actuaries to prepare for success on the actuarial exams. I start out by using the premade excel sheet provided to plug in my target dates for when I plan on finishing the material. Since I am so busy with school and sometimes fall behind my planned…

  • Written by Jacob Langerman The holidays, a time of year accompanied by friends and family that you seldom have the privilege of spending time with. However, seeing your loved ones and dearest friends often means hearing some form of the question, “How is everything going in school, and what do you plan on doing when…