6 Things Actuarial Students Should be Doing This Summer

Access the Free Webinar. For most actuarial students today, their first actuarial job is the hardest one to get.  The number of students applying for entry-level actuarial job openings in the US and Canada is at or near an all-time high. In today’s entry-level job market, actuarial students must take a number of very important … Continue reading 6 Things Actuarial Students Should be Doing This Summer

StudyPlus+ Digital Bonus Materials Now Included with Preliminary Exam Study Manuals

We're excited to launch new bonus study materials now included with ACTEX Preliminary Exam Study Manuals purchased through authorized retailers purchased after June 1, 2017. Your new ACTEX P, FM, MFE, MLC, C or S Manual includes a unique key code to access online bonus materials, which include Virtual eFlashcards, a digital formula sheet, actuarial … Continue reading StudyPlus+ Digital Bonus Materials Now Included with Preliminary Exam Study Manuals

2018 SOA & CAS Curriculum Changes; New Exams

Changes to the SOA and CAS Curricula are coming in 2018. For students who are not on track to obtain an Associate credential by June 2018, new components will be required to obtain an ASA or ACAS. We’re here to help. As we look ahead to 2018 and beyond, the ACTEX team is already working closely … Continue reading 2018 SOA & CAS Curriculum Changes; New Exams

Exam FM: New Sample Exam Questions & Study Note Updates Available

Updated May 22, 2017 New sample exam questions and some minor study note updates are now available for the June 2017 and later administrations of SOA Exam FM (Financial Mathematics). New sample questions, some of which are on topics new to this exam, have been added to the sample exam questions and solutions documents and … Continue reading Exam FM: New Sample Exam Questions & Study Note Updates Available

Actuaries Around the World: Sudan

This month we have the pleasure of interviewing Mohamed Omer, and Yassir Khalid, two actuaries from Sudan. Dr. Mohamed A. Omer, AFA, ACCA is an associate actuary, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and a professional accountant. He has more than 25 years of experience in the life and medical insurance industry and teaching actuarial … Continue reading Actuaries Around the World: Sudan

How to Improve Your Actuarial Career By Leveraging Unrelated Experiences

Guest Blog from Roy Ju, FSA, CERA When I reflect on past experiences, I reminisce on many of my athletic and musical involvements…all the way back to my high school years.  On the surface, these are good memories that sparked many great friendships.  On a deeper level, these experiences shaped and developed the way I … Continue reading How to Improve Your Actuarial Career By Leveraging Unrelated Experiences

What Technical Skills Should I Learn As an Actuarial Student?

Guest Blog from Mike Jennings, ASA, CERA As a student, I often asked this question during career fairs. Now, I still receive this question when talking to current students. Technical skills are a critical part of an actuarial job, so the topic deserves a lot of attention. My short answer to the question: learn Excel … Continue reading What Technical Skills Should I Learn As an Actuarial Student?