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Old 07-28-2016, 04:33 PM
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Hi, everyone. I'll give you some background.

I'm a Canadian that graduated in 2014, and decided that I wanted to be an actuary after graduation. I have no actuarial experience. I accepted a 6-month at-will contract for a data analyst job with a reinsurance company.

Today, I received an unexpected Actuarial Internship offer. Should I renege given my situation? The two positions will overlap, so I have to choose one over the other. I know it's a shitty thing to do, but I really need actuarial experience.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:43 PM
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Since your 6-month position is at-will, you can give your notice now
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Just make sure you pronounce everything correctly
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I mean it's reinsurance, so you have to take it, right?
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I mean it's reinsurance, so you have to take it, right?
It's not an actuarial position. It's true that I'd be working for a reinsurance company, but I'd be a data analyst.

The actuarial internship is more relevant to my career.
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What do you mean?
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what is it with the data science all over the place on this board? can't we just have a how many exams is too many discussion? i like those better
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What's with the data analyst/scientist to actuary posts lately?
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:59 PM
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what is it with the data science all over the place on this board? can't we just have a how many exams is too many discussion? i like those better
My post has nothing to do with data science. It's about whether it's worth it for someone to renege on an at-will contract to accept an Actuarial Internship.
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