MAKING THE GRADE: Guidebook to Exam Success & Career Advancement

This helpful book is an excellent resource on how to prepare for actuarial exams as well as developing skills to succeed in the workplace. ACTEX Publications is offering a Free e-book which is available to download here

420121Making the Grade: The Aspiring Actuary’s Guidebook to Consistent Exam Success and Advancement in the Workplace, 4th Edition, 2013

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The author shares a wealth of practical tips and techniques to increase your probability of passing every exam on your first try, just as he did.

  • Information on actuarial organizations in the U.S. and Canada to help you navigate their educational programs, and better understand possible career options and paths.
  • A review of communications and leadership skills that will make you more marketable and facilitate your rise to the top.
  • Specifically targeted to actuarial students.

“The content of this volume will be found indispensable to anyone embarking upon a daunting process which is likely to devour a significant part of young adulthood. It should be included as no less a part of the employment package for an aspiring actuary than fringe benefit descriptions and a W-4 form”
– Robert W Batten, FSA
Professor Emeritus of Actuarial Science
Georgia State University

“This is the only book on the market that directly addresses how to successfully navigate the entire actuarial exam system. Students who read this book are likely both to improve their pass rate on exams and to experience less anxiety both before and after exam day.”
– Robin Cunningham, Ph.D., FSA
Co-Author Models for Quantifying Risk

“Given that you can spend over 300 hours studying for just one actuarial examination, it is well worth an investment of two to three hours to read this fine summary of how to study for and write actuarial exams. Written in an easy style, this book is full of sound suggestions to improve your effciency on these trying examinations. Not only that, but if you follow the advice given faithfully, it could just make the difference between receiving a six verses a five.”
– Robert L. Brown, Ph.D., FSA, FCIA, ACAS
Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo
President Society of Actuaries 2000-2001

“I am impressed with the information and insight that you provided in the book. Your book gave me hope. I will be using your advice in the future. I especially liked your insight on communication and leadership skills. After reading your book, I am confident that I have a bright future in the field. Thank you so much for boosting my confidence.”
— Kiran, Actuarial Student