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Decide > Personal

What is personal? Having a career that you enjoy everyday is very personal, and that's I what I meant by "personal". Some of the qualities of a suitable actuarial candidate are:

  • Like math & statistics and be good at it
  • Like to analyse and solve problem
  • Be good at communication
  • Have good business sense
  • Possess good computing skills
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Have leadership skills
  • Like to deal with people

But there is also the brutal side: you have to stay and study at home (or library) while all your friends are enjoying the summer! Basically, work, study and examinations will be the life style for a newly graduate for at least a couple of years depending on how fast he or she progresses on the examinations.