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Old 11-22-2004, 06:46 PM
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I just wonder how do some of you guy know exactly if you want to work in a consulting firm or an insurance company
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:51 PM
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I got a job offer from a consulting firm, therefore I chose consulting. Had I got an equivalent offer from insurance, then I would have probably chosen insurance.
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Old 11-22-2004, 06:55 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty much it. When you are looking for your first job, the one that offers it to you is the one that you will probably go with.

If you have the opportunity to interview in both insurance and consulting and you receive multiple offers, your decision can be based on your impressions of the interviews.
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These insurance versus consulting comparisons may help, too:

http://actuary.ca/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=44014&start=1
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I did an insurance internship and then a consulting internship, and I went with consulting one because I personally prefer working with many people on teams, two because insurance companies seem to be less willing to sponsor H1B(my personal perception only). But honestly I think I would be happy enough to work in both, and the first job you take most likely is it--guess that's probably true for most folks.
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I thought long and hard about it, interned in both, and chose consulting for my first job. I thought I would have more people interaction and that being able to pass exams quickly even in that environment would be valued. In my case, I didn't really feel like it was. I switched to insurance to finish up my FSA...I figure I can always go back if I want. It just happened to be that I was in pensions before and it doesn't seem like a bad time to get out of that area, but to tell you the truth I liked the work there better than in life insurance. Just decided that putting that many hours in wasn't worth it since I didn't really like what I was doing that much.
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