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Actuaries' Survival Guide

How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

Book • Second Edition2012

Author:

Fred E. Szabo

Actuaries' Survival Guide

How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

Book • Second Edition2012

 

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Author:

Fred E. Szabo

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    Chapter 1 - Actuarial Careers

    Pages 1-90

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    Chapter 2 - Actuarial Education

    Pages 91-198

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    Chapter 3 - Actuarial Jobs

    Pages 199-212

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    Appendix A - Consulting Firms

    Pages 213-229

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    Appendix B - Insurance Companies

    Pages 231-238

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    Appendix C - Reciprocity Agreements

    Pages 239-243

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    Appendix D - Actuarial Websites

    Pages 245-246

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    Appendix E - Recruiting Agencies

    Pages 247-251

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    Appendix F - SOA Education Summary

    Pages 253-255

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    Appendix G - CAS Education Summary

    Pages 257-258

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    Appendix H - Actuarial Symbols

    Pages 259-260

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    Appendix I

    Pages 261-262

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    Index

    Pages 263-271

About the book

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What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics—and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession—consider becoming an actuary.

Szabo’s Actuaries’ Survival Guide, Second Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition.

What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics—and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession—consider becoming an actuary.

Szabo’s Actuaries’ Survival Guide, Second Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition.

Key Features

  • Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers
  • Presents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries.
  • Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams
  • Includes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial profession
  • Author Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years
  • Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers
  • Presents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries.
  • Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams
  • Includes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial profession
  • Author Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years

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ISBN

978-0-12-386943-2

Language

English

Published

2012

Copyright

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Fred E. Szabo

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University