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
Guest Blog from Brian Fannin, ACAS It started even before I knew what R was. In 2007, a paper appeared in the P&C journal Variance, which focused on a different way of thinking about loss reserve estimation. This approach was founded on linear modelling - the LINEST function in Excel. Inspired, I began entering data … Continue reading My Journey with R
Guest Blog from Mike Jennings, FSA, 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?