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Hi

I have been working in the IT industry for 8 years as a Java/J2EE programmer. My strong desire to move away from IT and follow suit in mathematics prompted me to pursue a degree in Actuarial Studies. Finally, my dream of becoming an actuary came true. Even though I am leaving the IT field, the actuarial role still needs good technical skills as it involves data manipulation for modelling. My technical skills were a key in securing the job and I am glad they won�t be wasted.

I will still visit Javaranch site to from time to time to check on updates in Java/J2EE field.

-Saliya
 
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.Actuarial science seems to be intersting field.
All the best!.
 
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congrats for the new innings
[ December 27, 2006: Message edited by: alfred jones ]
 
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Getting to do what you wanted! Lucky You!
Best Luck!
 
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congrats for showing the guts to pursue what you want.... all the best .. do score heavily in the "second innings"
 
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Congrates... for being what you wanted to be.
Best of luck to your new innings.
 
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I started my IT career in a group that provided for an insurance company's actuarial needs. Back then, the processing was so demanding that we basically owned the mainframe for one weekend each month.

Hope you enjoy your new career!
 
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Hi Saliya,
This is Ketan here.Even I have some idea about the actuarial science
Some one told me an Actuary is one who calculates the dollar value of risk.Thats too technical I guess


To become an actuary, we have to clear lots of Mathematics papers.

How did you do all this.Did you study simultaneously while working and when did you clear the papers.

I guess it takes a long time to clear all papers


Also request you to provide your email address please

Thanks
 
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Do what you want to do, no matter how difficult it is. Good luck, guy.
 
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