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Old 06-20-2003, 03:31 AM
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Default insurance vs consulting

A bunch of actuaries came to our school to do a presentation. One thing that they all agreed on was that if you want to pass exams quickly, don't work for a consulting firm. You won't have enough time to study. Would you agree? Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:44 AM
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I wouldn't agree at all. Yes consulting can have more hours, but all it means is that you have to manage your study time better. That, along with an understanding boss makes it just as "easy" to pass exams.

(Many folks at my work finished all their exams before 30 (including me, Yahoo!) and I work in consulting - so it can be done)
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lOl, well done claude!

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Exam pass rate as a consultant: 0 for 5 (all Course 4 attempts)

Pass rate otherwise: 35% (10 5's have hampered this number significantly)
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Old 06-20-2003, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: insurance vs consulting

Originally Posted by johnlau
Would you agree?
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Old 06-20-2003, 12:49 PM
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My exam pass rate as a consultant is 7/12
With an insurance company, it is 1/5

Its hard to be motivated when you are bored stiff and surrounded by mostly unambitious colleagues and bosses. (I'm just speaking for my own circumstance)
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Old 06-20-2003, 01:49 PM
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No you're not. It's so true.

My pass ratio skyrocketed when I switched to consulting. My productivity skyrocketed too.
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Insurance vs. Consulting - which is better?

That really depends on who handles the ball better and whether the insurers can box out in the low post.
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