Thursday, May 22, 2008

End of the Semester

Finally, the semester has ended. I managed to pass Art History class with a C+. I also found out that I received a sold B in Microeconomics. That is important since that means that I am halfway there in passing my Econ VEE credits. I also received B's in 2 of my other classes and am currently waiting on my Business Calc class. Hopefully I got an A in calc since my gpa would not look too great due to Art class. Whatever happens, I'm going to make it my personal mission to get at least a
3.3-3.5 gpa every semester. On a side note, I am currently looking for jobs for the summer. I've landed an interview with Costco for a front end position and have completed 2/3 of the interview process. The last interview takes place today and according to their manager, my chances of landing the job are pretty good.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Finals Week

Yup, so far I have completed one final and have two more to go. Two of my classes do not have finals so that gives me a much needed relief. The final I just finished was Art History. That was probably the hardest final I have ever taken. I'm crossing my fingers hoping that I passed the class. The last two finals are Microeconomics and Business Calculus. I have all the confidence in the world that I'll do well on the calc final. On the other hand, I'm a bit worried about the econ final. In order to have it count as VEE credit, I need to obtain a B- or better grade in the class. As of right now, I am getting a B-. For the past couple of days, I've been constantly studying for econ. Hopefully, I'll get my B-.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Infinite Actuary

I've studied the ASM Manual a few times now. I must say, I am still a little bit confused at some of the topics covered in the manual. Therefore, I am considering subscribing to an online seminar called The Infinite Actuary. I've seen members of and Actuarial Outpost talk about how the seminar helped them pass their exams. From the information I gathered from the site and informed forum members, the seminars will help me better understand the fundamental concepts of probability that will be covered on the exam. The only downside is that it costs 375 dollars for a subcription. They did say that it costs 187.50 dollars for full time students. That's still a kind of pricey. But considering the benefits of passing the exams, its a small price to pay. I'm still deciding whether or not I should subscribe to the seminar. But it looks more and more likely that I'll be subscribing since I'll be very busy with classes and work during the summer. The seminar would save me some time from having to self study the materials that I do not understand. Below is the link to The Infinite Actuary website.