Networking (or knowing people!)

Networking is a huge part of your success. As an entry level candidate, it is important to know who are the actuaries in your community.  They work for the companies that hire actuaries.  One way to go about this is to find your local Actuarial Club.  My area’s actuarial club is the Portland Actuarial Club which I am currently serving as the President.  I get to interact with all the actuaries in my area because of this club!  I encourage you to try to attend your local club meetings. Your network will bring you opportunities in the future.  Continue to build it!  Your network of actuaries will all have worked with Excel; make sure to sign up for my courses so you can speak to it with them.