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Actuaries' Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions
     

Actuaries' Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

by Fred Szabo
 

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What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics-and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession-consider becoming an actuary.

Szabo’s Actuaries’ Survival Guide, Second Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It

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What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics-and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession-consider becoming an actuary.

Szabo’s Actuaries’ Survival Guide, Second Edition explains what actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet, the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the first edition.

  • Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answers
  • Presents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries.
  • Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial exams
  • Includes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial profession
  • Author Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
" I found this material to be the most helpful thing for anyone contemplating an Actuarial. Profession. The early material motivates and familiarizes a person with the profession in a casual but real way. The middle material gives a person the tools to plan and attack a program to pass the exams. The latter part of the book gives great guidance on job opportunities...Bravo to both the book's concept and realization".
Murray Lieb, New Jersey Institute of Technology

"The book is extremely well written. Actuaries need good communication skills and this book provides an excellent example of such skills at work.
Charles Moore, Kansas State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123869432
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
786,746
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Fred E. Szabo is professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University in Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oxford University under the guidance of Sir Michael Dummett and received a Ph.D. in mathematics from McGill University under the supervision of Joachim Lambek. After postdoctoral studies at Oxford University and visiting professorships at several European universities, he returned to Concordia University as a faculty member and dean of graduate studies. For more than twenty years, he developed methods for the teaching of mathematics with technology. In 2012 he was honored at the annual Wolfram Technology Conference for his work on "A New Kind of Learning" with a Wolfram Innovator Award. He is currently professor and Provost Fellow at Concordia University.

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