How Python Saved my Company

 Guest blog by Andrew Webster, M.S., ASA, MAAA It was the summer of 2015.  I had founded my company, Validate Health, one year earlier.  The Society of Actuaries awarded me $10,000 for the summer to sponsor a non-traditional internship.  My intern, Nate, and I found a project working directly with a group of physicians to … Continue reading How Python Saved my Company

Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning

Our Fall 2017 webinar calendar is posted to our website and listed below. We're excited to present sessions on a variety of topics of interest to actuaries, including Microinsurance, Actuarial Leadership, Python, Data Science, R, Predictive Analytics, Retirement and Professionalism. Our webinars, e-courses and live seminars offer opportunities for actuaries to earn continuing education or … Continue reading Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning

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

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

This Skill Sets Some Actuaries Apart from the Rest, and Lacking It Holds Others Back

In The Influential Actuary: How Actuaries and Other Technically-Oriented Professionals Set Themselves Apart, author Dave Miller interviewed four actuaries who, in his estimation, achieved great status in their careers and made tremendous impact both in their organizations and the industry. Among these interviews, the importance of one specific skill is repeated over and over again: communication. We're happy … Continue reading This Skill Sets Some Actuaries Apart from the Rest, and Lacking It Holds Others Back

Actuarial Communication Webinar Series

There are two primary skills actuaries must master if they are to be effective with others: Deep Listening and Asking Effective Questions. This may seem obvious, but most of us are woefully lacking in our listening and inquiry skills.  We often resort to making statements and opinions in an effort to prove our expertise.  There’s … Continue reading Actuarial Communication Webinar Series

Is Enterprise Risk Management Worth It?

Is Enterprise Risk Management Worth It? Guest Post by Max Rudolph, January 2016 Some say that risk practitioners have been managing risk forever, and enterprise risk management (ERM) is nothing new. Others contend that a new crisis every few years is crucial to avoiding cuts in funding during stable periods. These "happy times" are actually … Continue reading Is Enterprise Risk Management Worth It?