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Old 09-04-2016, 09:55 PM
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Many of these posts made me realize that you might be right and I should pursue a Masters/PhD. I'll look into taking a GRE soon, and then the subject tests. I've already taken graduate courses during my undergrad years for shits and giggles since it was free for me anyways.

Maybe the actuarial profession and I just don't see eye-to-eye. The mathematics itself is pretty easy, at least at the entry-level. I'll highly consider it.

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Well I can't imagine an 18 year old math college grad not having at least a little of his head up his ass. Dunno why you'd go to a state school in that position though
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Well I can't imagine an 18 year old math college grad not having at least a little of his head up his ass. Dunno why you'd go to a state school in that position though
I was waiting for someone to say it.
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Well I can't imagine an 18 year old math college grad not having at least a little of his head up his ass. Dunno why you'd go to a state school in that position though
UCLA is a state school.

I think you meant a Florida state school
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UCLA is a state school.

I think you meant a Florida state school
Dunno. My friends from California tell me if you go to Berkeley you failed cause you didn't get into Stanford.
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Dunno. My friends from California tell me if you go to Berkeley you failed cause you didn't get into Stanford.


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The problem is not your age. They don't know your age unless you're giving it away, and if they do know your age there are enough employers out there who wouldn't think being an 18 year old college graduate with exams passed is a bad thing. But you still shouldn't unnecessarily give away your age. Don't list your high school on your resume, and avoid giving other clues.

The problem is likely somewhere else. Do you have a thick foreign accent, or sound like you're 12 years old? Have you replayed your phone interviews in your mind to identify where you may have went wrong, not just in what you said but how you said it? Have you triple-checked your resume for mistakes, redundancies, and contradictions? Do you have Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pictures or messages that would turn off employers? Or is there somebody else out there with your same name who has posted such pictures/messages?
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Well I can't imagine an 18 year old math college grad not having at least a little of his head up his ass. Dunno why you'd go to a state school in that position though
I know someone who did that - he went to a state school, because he lived at home, not in a dorm. Who wants a 14-year-old living with 18-22-yr-olds?

He went to Harvard for his PhD for math, which is what counts. If you're an academic, nobody cares what undergrad institution you went to.

Actually, in general, nobody really cares about your undergrad. Not as much as you, at any rate.
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Yeah, I don't get this at all. It seems to me that the only way they'd know you were 18 is if you told them. So why'd you tell them?

And even if they saw you, there are enough young looking 21yos that I, again, wouldn't expect anyone to question your age unless you told them.

So don't tell them.
From what I can tell, OP probably intentionally told the interviewers he/she was 18. It definitely sounds cool to tell people you're 18 and graduated college right?
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Can I just say you are a badass...
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