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While you can generally take care of VEE after you get a FT job pretty easily, I would suggest taking care of them now. Once you're working, I would suggest keeping your focus on getting your letters, learning your job, and figuring out "corporate/company culture".


I would also focus on passing more Exams over getting any sort of minor.

But if you feel that you have too much social time, get a minor in Econ or CS. Passing Exams >>> Act Sci minor (and more so if you're passing Exams w/o the minor focus).
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I say CS minor. Still wishing I had done one.
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i will take a course named " mathematical analysis ". This is a required course for Actuarial Science major. I am not sure if this class will help me in the long run. My friends told me that they learned how to use Mathlab in that class. Did anyone have a course like this ? Is it helpful ?
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I just find it interesting. I did an economics minor instead, mainly because it was easier for me to get a higher GPA in economics courses.

I just feel like programming really helps you develop a good sense of logic and problem solving, and there are definitely actuarial roles where you could make good use of it.
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Somebody should create a sticky thread that says that people should do a computer science minor if he or she is contemplating one.

Ke$ha and Colonel Smoothie will always come into these threads and recommend it.
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I just find it interesting. I did an economics minor instead, mainly because it was easier for me to get a higher GPA in economics courses.

I just feel like programming really helps you develop a good sense of logic and problem solving, and there are definitely actuarial roles where you could make good use of it.
You don't need a CS minor to get this. You really don't need a formal class, either.

A solid book (or set of books) will work. And a mentor can help facilitate.
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Somebody should create a sticky thread that says that people should do a computer science minor if he or she is contemplating one.

Ke$ha and Colonel Smoothie will always come into these threads and recommend it.
The bolded is why a sticky isn't needed.
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i will take a course named " mathematical analysis ". This is a required course for Actuarial Science major. I am not sure if this class will help me in the long run. My friends told me that they learned how to use Mathlab in that class. Did anyone have a course like this ? Is it helpful ?
If this is also known as "Real Analysis," most people will tell you that it is useless. For me personally, it has been my favorite course as an undergraduate, as it gives you a nice background on how to write mathematics. But if you're not interested in that type of thing, you may not find it helpful.
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Forget the minor and get a second major in computer science. This will be much more valuable in the long run than a minor.
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