1. The SOA recently indicated there would be changes to the SOA (ASA) exam structure sometime in 2018. This was confirmed in late June when the SOA Board announced the approval of the significant changes to the Associate of the SOA (ASA) curriculum. The changes won’t be effective until July 1, 2018. For details on how…

  2. After each exam, we ask you, our customers, what you like about our products and, more importantly, what suggestions you have for improvement. As always, thank you to those who complete our surveys. Your valuable feedback helps us learn how to serve you better. Many of the suggestions are relatively minor, perhaps one topic is…

  3. The P May exam is over, and the results are looking phenomenal! Adapt is the overwhelmingly popular choice for students preparing for the exam, with 99.1% of survey responders having used it! Those with an EL of 7 or above had a 97% pass rate, with those with an EL between 4-6 also having high…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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….

  10. 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…