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
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
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
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? 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?
Warren Luckner's new ACTEX eLearning course Being An Actuary: Beyond the Mathematics, An Overview of Ethics and Professionalism in the Actuarial Profession, launched October 22nd. This on demand online course is part of ACTEX's expanded eLearning and Continuing Professional Development for Actuaries. Warren Luckner, FSA, MAAA, CFA, is a former SOA staff member and former head of the … Continue reading ACTEX Welcomes Warren Luckner, New eLearning Course Instructor