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Forum: General Actuarial 08-05-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By clarinetist
I quit the field after a year. It wasn't a good...

I quit the field after a year. It wasn't a good fit for me: I couldn't deal with the corporate politics, and could not stand dealing with memory issues with Excel and Access on a daily basis. I was...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-14-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By clarinetist
I personally don't find that error excusable...

I personally don't find that error excusable given the people behind this text and how often it's done in this text, but to each their own.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-14-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,447
Posted By clarinetist
I agree with Matloff, but ISLR is a terrible text...

I agree with Matloff, but ISLR is a terrible text for learning R. I spotted a very serious error used throughout the R labs in that text that apparently no one bothered looking into (see...
Forum: Statistics for Risk Modeling 03-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By clarinetist
This is WAYYYYYYYYYY outside of the exam's...

This is WAYYYYYYYYYY outside of the exam's syllabus and isn't tested in any actuarial exam I've ever seen.

For starters, if you aren't sure what your random and fixed effects are, you need to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-24-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 27,900
Posted By clarinetist
It's actually even worse than that. The...

It's actually even worse than that.

The families mutually agreed on a bride price in two installments (one upon signing of the agreement - i.e., prior to the marriage; and one after the marriage),...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 02-24-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 27,900
Posted By clarinetist
I don't have any problems to report, ~1 year...

I don't have any problems to report, ~1 year later. Blocking my family's numbers from my phone was the best decision I've made, looking back.

For your amusement, things that have happened:

1)...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-18-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,560
Posted By clarinetist
Maybe this is a Midwestern thing, but even after...

Maybe this is a Midwestern thing, but even after a few years of being out of school, I would never recommend that someone use networking as their primary means of obtaining a position. For one thing,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-29-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By clarinetist
Prioritization should be the responsibility of...

Prioritization should be the responsibility of your boss, and not yours. I have been in situations where my former bosses would be ticked about how I would prioritize my work (despite them clearly...
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-28-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,717
Posted By clarinetist
IMO it's not worth it to go through all of this...

IMO it's not worth it to go through all of this trouble. Just get the new offer in hand and leave. Anything that happens at your current company beyond this point is not your problem.
Forum: Software & Technology 12-29-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 100,803
Posted By clarinetist
https://i.redd.it/wnu2rq6qb2721.jpg Source:...

https://i.redd.it/wnu2rq6qb2721.jpg

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisugly/comments/aacwy4/i_dont_even_know_what_i_am_looking_at_here/
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,098
Posted By clarinetist
Soft skills are utterly useless when you're the...

Soft skills are utterly useless when you're the sole data person in a non-managerial role, and the managers have already made up their minds.

People love to blame soft skills for unreceptive...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-26-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,098
Posted By clarinetist
I agree with everything mentioned here (hence I...

I agree with everything mentioned here (hence I am not going the DS route). Very few companies actually know what they are doing and/or are willing to invest the time and resources toward creating a...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,098
Posted By clarinetist
Stanford's M.S. is good. UPenn has an MBA,...

Stanford's M.S. is good.

UPenn has an MBA, not the same as an M.S.

Columbia's M.A. is good, but one has to be wise about the electives chosen.

For Yale's M.A., same comments as Columbia's.
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Forum: Careers - Employment 12-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 26,467
Posted By clarinetist
I haven't been involved in the discussion here...

I haven't been involved in the discussion here much, but I actually like the normal distribution question.

Do you know how many people come out of a freshman-level stats class thinking that all...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-28-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,735
Posted By clarinetist
Recruiters have told me this in the past. ...

Recruiters have told me this in the past.

The explanation is that since the company already has your resume, recruiters don't add anything since said company has already vetted your resume or is...
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-21-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By clarinetist
Don't corporations usually require arbitration in...

Don't corporations usually require arbitration in these situations?
Forum: General Actuarial 09-16-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By clarinetist
Billingsley wrote a statistical inference text? ...

Billingsley wrote a statistical inference text?

Gosh. I would hate to read that. His measure-theoretic probability book is bad enough.
Forum: General Actuarial 07-06-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
As complicated as this situation is, I'm going to...

As complicated as this situation is, I'm going to throw in one more wrinkle: if you're really serious about the actuarial route, you should start taking exams ASAP so that you're competitive for...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-06-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
I'm going to throw out my references list for...

I'm going to throw out my references list for you. You may find it helpful:

http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?p=9097324#post9097324

If you look at the...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-06-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
Yes - I do this myself. I go on that website...

Yes - I do this myself. I go on that website essentially daily: https://math.stackexchange.com/users/81560/clarinetist.
Forum: General Actuarial 07-06-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
I would not advise doing Analysis before Linear...

I would not advise doing Analysis before Linear Algebra. I recommend the Linear Algebra text by Lay, or the Intro to Linear Algebra text by Strang, and you should aim to cover the entirety of the...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-06-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
Also, I want to point out one thing that Riley...

Also, I want to point out one thing that Riley said:
Forum: General Actuarial 07-06-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
I was looking at the perspective from you doing...

I was looking at the perspective from you doing an "Applied Mathematics" program. That said, I looked at Harvard's program in slightly more detail. Some analysis would be helpful.

I don't have...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-05-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
Also, I'm really surprised this hasn't been...

Also, I'm really surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but be careful about unlimited caps on tuition. Most companies have caps because once you exceed a certain level, it will be reported to the...
Forum: General Actuarial 07-05-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,173
Posted By clarinetist
I want to preface this by saying that I'm not...

I want to preface this by saying that I'm not trying to suggest that you can't do this. But I feel a need to chime in on this.

Here's the thing that I've noticed a lot of people don't figure out...
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