• Written by Bryce Peterson of the University of Michigan There are many important decisions that you, a student actuary, will make in your journey to a successful actuarial career. Among these are which school to attend, which society to pursue credentials with, and which companies to apply to. However, one of the most important choices a young…

  • Written by Shambhu Rajeev of Binghampton University The basis of communication and learning is asking meaningful questions and seeking rich answers. We do this every day in many forms, explicitly and implicitly, whether that is by asking direct questions to other people or doing a quick online search or even looking inward and questioning ourselves….

  • Written by Byron Brane, Vice President of the Actuarial Society at the University of South Florida “I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way.” -Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad Often in our exam preparation, we will seek out the advice of others who have already passed. When I was studying for exam P/1,…

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    Written by Shambhu Rajeev If you are a full-time college student like myself, you are probably already familiar with the expression “there are not enough hours in the day.” I confess that up until recently, I also wholeheartedly accepted this as a fact of life. I mean, how could I possibly find enough time to…

  • 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…

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    As mentioned in my last blog regarding the new SOA curriculum changes, we created an Excel exam planning spreadsheet to help you complete your ASA by July 2018. VEE courses and the FAP modules are not included. Students will have to manage their time to complete all of the VEE courses and the FAP modules,…

  • 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…

  • In the last blog, we walked through the exam format differences between Exam S and other preliminary multiple-choice exams. So what does Exam S test on? What are the pre-requisites for Exam S? According to the CAS, the only pre-requisites for Exam S are P/1 and FM/2. http://www.casact.org/admissions/syllabus/index.cfm?fa=exam_rules Certain Exam S topics overlap with Exam’s…

  • Coaching Actuaries is now offering Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam prep with Adapt through our new brand AdaptPrep CFA. This was a natural decision for us given the overlap of topics and the number of actuaries who take the CFA. What is the CFA? The CFA is a designation for investment professionals, particularly those involved in…