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Actuarial Journey with Nemo Ashong

Actuarial Exam and Career Guidance for Aspiring Actuaries | Hosted by Nemo Ashong | Presented by ProSocial Learning | Actuarial Science

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Actuarial Journey podcast connects and empowers YOU and other aspiring actuaries to pass each of your exams the first time by sharing insights, lessons learned, and step-by-step tutorials from others who have been in your shoes. Come join us Journeyers as we go beyond the technical aspects of the profession and explore the best ways to maximize your studying, and ultimately achieve success on your actuarial exams and career, so that you have more TIME for the things that are important to you ...
 
Empjoyment podcast connects and empowers YOU and career changers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds interested in getting a job at a technology company by sharing insights, lessons learned, and step-by-step tutorials from others who have been in your shoes. Come join us Empjoyees as we go beyond the technical aspects of the profession and explore different career paths in tech, the best ways to build your skills, and ultimately how you can demonstrate the experience needed, so tha ...
 
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Got inspired to share a quick message with you Journeyers today! While the Actuarial Journey podcast remains on hiatus, you can continue on your journey with Nemo through some of the other projects that have come to life since! Pioneers, Outliers, and Mavericks podcast: It's about the INNER JOURNEY that innovative and influential leaders continue g…
 
Just wanted to share some thoughts with you and connect with you directly! Send an email to nemo@empjoyment.com Additional Resources for your Empjoyment Complimentary 1-on-1 Tech Career Coaching: I'm offering the complimentary personalized roadmap coaching experience to 15 high-achieving professionals who, despite a track record of success, are str…
 
Devon Lineman is no stranger to bad news. Despite completing all of the coursework to obtain a bachelor’s AND master’s degree in mathematics, financial difficulties prevented him from earning either. He approached the problem like any game or sport: with persistence, creativity, and attention to detail. Today, he is the Lead Data Scientist at Forkc…
 
Resetting your career to pursue a life of your design provides its challenges. Those challenges are unique to each individual, but there are certainly frameworks we can utilize to help guide our progress to overcome them. Andrew Ash shares his most powerful framework, which we'll call "Playing the Numbers Game" for us on today's episode. You'll get…
 
Listen to this episode to hear Larry share: Approaches to convert angry and difficult customers to raving fans Considerations for several items of interest when starting a company including funding (self and venture capital), ownership structures, and scaling your business over time Suggestions on how to make the most of your time working for other…
 
Subscribe to listen to this episode as we discuss how to: Determine your transferable skills from a prior role, industry, company to your new opportunity Utilize several tools to get clarity on how to figure how that you want from your work experiences Trust your intuition without guidance and a detailed call to action from your manager Enjoy full …
 
Listen to this episode to hear Elan share: His lessons learned from his transitions from the Marines to Investment Banking to Senior Manager at DoorDash, a fast-growing technology company focused in on-demand delivery The methodical approach he used to structure his job search and systematically identify the companies and people he wanted to solve …
 
Listen to this episode now to learn how to: Pilot your own side project that both builds experience in areas you want to grow in and benefits your organization Navigate the structure of the development platform GitHub used by developers worldwide Identify resources available to help you make your next career transition, regardless of your location …
 
Listen to this episode now to learn how Dorianne: Navigates the transition from being a top performer in her role in the finance industry she knew well to finding her way to similar levels of success in tech Shares how “fast-paced” work environments have differed throughout her experience in tech industry and finance Empowers women to take charge o…
 
Listen to this episode now to learn how to: Navigate moving to a new role within your company (aka internal mobility) in a way that continues to grow your career and move you to your ultimate goals of empjoyment Apply an entrepreneurial mindset to your work and side projects Become knowledgeable in a new field in a relatively short period of time E…
 
Listen to this episode now to learn how to: Incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities (without having to add a brand new meditation practice) Design impactful experiences based on best practices Nitya has discovered first-hand Adapt to constantly changing work environments so you can navigate shifts in priorities, team structures, and budg…
 
Listen now to learn how to: Leverage a series of roadblocks to grow as a designer and build the skills that can lead you to your next role Approach your next product design project from inception to completion through a step-by-step process Describe the difference between product design and user experience design Enjoy full episode notes, discussio…
 
By the time Beth Awalt was ready to find empjoyment through tech doing communications and social media, she had already organized a national campaign on a social media channel with tens of thousands of followers... through her volunteer efforts in her spare time. Beth takes the time to walk us through how you can also gain meaningful experience con…
 
Join us as Matt Plaks shares how you and others like you can start getting involved now with opportunities in the growing space of the "internet of things". From a personal and professional development standpoint, you'll also gain strong insight into carrying out each day with purpose even when the opportunities may not seem to exist in your curren…
 
Anna Jordan (Higher Education Admissions to Implementation Consultant) shows us the opportunity that comes from being a career changer who is underestimated...and then over delivers on today's episode. Enjoy full episode notes, discussions, and takeaways at https://empjoyment.com/annajordan Additional Resources for your Empjoyment Complimentary 1-o…
 
There are some important changes coming to the Empjoyment podcast and all of them work out in your favor! Listen now to hear Nemo explain what you can expect going forward!
 
Do you have to get lucky to get a role role in tech? What if you could create a plan to get from your current job to your next career opportunity in tech and implement it at a pace that you've set for yourself, over a time-frame that feels comfortable for you? How would it feel to give your current employer a month's notice before moving to your ne…
 
Reinventing yourself and your career is not an easy feat. In our pursuit of enjoyment through employment, it can often feel like a daunting and unsurmountable roadblock to overcome. How do you pivot your brand from being an expert in one thing (and quite frankly being exceptional at it) that doesn’t fulfill you to a new brand that positions your un…
 
Have you thought about how valuable your industry experience can be within the tech world? We’re not just talking for startups and new tech companies, but throughout any type of organization. Often times, a background within a specific industry can prove a great differentiator for you as a candidate, and an immense value-add for employers. The best…
 
Data Science is a rapidly growing field within technology. But how do you make the transition into getting your first role? How do you navigate the terms, jargon, technical references and more when you’ve never worked in the role before. Jonathan Ortiz, our featured Empjoyee sheds a light on all of this for us today. Jonathan made the move from med…
 
Going against the status quo alone and following jumping into a completely different phase of your career can be daunting. There are several forces, both internal and external, that introduce doubt and anchor you into continuing down the path most others take. How do you build the courage, fortitude, and determination to break through the inertia k…
 
Not every Empjoyee lives in a place where there is a vibrant tech community. However, today’s conversation with Brian Ssennoga proves that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be one in the future. It just might be up to you to make it come to life, and support that growth along the way. Today’s episode walks us through Brian’s journey to supporting Informa…
 
As Empjoyees, we're not about following the same path to success as others. We're about finding the best path for you and blazing a trail where you don't have to compete with others to transition into tech. Instead, you're in a whole league of your own. Patrick Burke, our featured Empjoyee today, shares his views on what really makes people enter t…
 
"Follow your passion" is a common phrase people say when it comes to pursuing a new role. That's all well and good, but how does that translate when you feel that your passion has nothing to do with technology? Alli Goldberg, today's featured Empjoyee makes it clear that there really can be an intersection between what you love and technology. And …
 
Getting things done quickly in a tech company is one of the gold standards to success. But how do you manage to do that when you're just one person and there are multiple priorities that people have within the organization. Maren Engh, today's featured Empjoyee, dives into her experience implementing large-scale projects within her role as a Custom…
 
You've done it - it's your time to shine, and the pressure is on. The question is do you sink or swim? (Spoiler: You're an Empjoyee - You swim!) How do you: Handle the high-stakes situations that come with switching careers and progressing in your career? Find a way to bring your best self to work and do your best work when you only have one chance…
 
Q: How do you transition into tech when you've had a long gap in US employment or have been out of the country for a while? A: Use what you did during that time to your advantage by incorporating it into your story and your differentiated value proposition. Our featured Empjoyee, Adele Sanchez did just that as she shares in today's conversation. Th…
 
Re-organizations (more commonly called “re-orgs”) are a common occurrence in tech companies as they grow and adapt to accomplish better meet product and market fit. These reorgs may result in a shift in team structure, priorities, and often the day to day roles. Knowing how to navigate the ambiguity and ultimately continue to make the most of your …
 
Full show Notes: https://empjoyment.com/9 Let's face it: making a career change when you've invested a lot just to get to where you are currently can feel really scary. To take things further, transitioning into a brand new industry can make the fear of the unknown (and whether you're making a good choice) even more overwhelming. We get it, we've b…
 
As a career changer, there is a natural level of risk associated with an employer taking you on for a role. In fact, the fear of making a mistake with a “risky” higher can be a common roadblock to getting into a new field. Great – now that that’s out in the open you can use this to your advantage. Why? Because you can make sure you’re taking steps …
 
One thing that holds a lot of us back from making the career change we know that we’re meant to make is the nagging feeling that we don’t know enough about the job/ product/ company industry/ [insert your personal limiting belief here] to truly excel in a new career in tech. Mila Singh, our featured Empjoyee today shares a simple, yet powerful tool…
 
Full episode summary: https://empjoyment.com/denizcebenoyan You got this! Deniz Cebenoyan, our featured Empjoyee, reminds us that you already know what you need to know to be able to be widely successful in tech. It’s not about the specific skill sets that you possess, but rather how you approach problems, adversity, ambiguity, and more that plays …
 
Visit https://empjoyment.com/jonfosdick for full show notes Jon Fosdick's journey is one of perseverance and making consistent strides towards an overall goal: to become a software engineer. We're happy to share that at the time of this recording, he was just transitioning into his first role as a software engineer. Leveraging a computer science ma…
 
Interested in putting your skills and passion for writing to good use in tech? Are you prone to find ways to connect and build relationships with people through text? Regardless of your writing background and aspirations, today's episode with Katie Sawyer, Content Marketing Manager at Eventbrite, is bound to shed some light on how you can truly del…
 
Have you ever heard the quote “If you build it, they will come.” from the movie Field of Dreams? That might have worked at the time that it was released, but in today’s economy that phrase speaks more to the dreamer than the successful person in technology. Why? Because in today’s global economy, where there are lower barriers to entry for new busi…
 
If you’ve been trying to figured out how to keep the security and structure of a well-established, large company while pursuing a life in tech, you’ll definitely want to listen to today’s episode with Alaric Eby (probably multiple times)! Alaric’s journey starts right at the beginning of the most recent economic depression in the United States work…
 
Throughout your career journey, you'll likely find aspects of different roles and project that speak to you both in terms of interests and skills. With your transition into tech, you'll have the opportunity to find a role and contribute value to your team in a unique manner based on your personal background. Monette Sommers has done exactly that in…
 
Let's start off by getting to know each other and explaining why the Empjoyment podcast exists. Enjoy!
 
Time for some real talk... Some times it's really REALLY hard to find the motivation, the passion, the burning desire to keep moving forward on our journeys to success. Whether you're in a dip right now, just got out of a dip, or have yet to experience your first dip along this journey, this episode will be a guide to 3 principles that you can use …
 
About Today's Guest Nitya Shekar works in Learning & Development at AppNexus, designing and facilitating programs focused on “smart skills,” including emotional intelligence, team effectiveness, good management, and personal and professional growth. She is also a Co-Active coach currently getting her certification through the Coaches Training Insti…
 
About Today's Guest Stephen Camilli, FSA, has been with ACTEX since September 2013 and is currently Vice President of Actuarial Publications and Content. He has taught mathematics at both the high school and university level. He has served as Director of International Risk for UNUM, working in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Tokyo and has experience in…
 
THE WAIT IS OVER: INTRODUCING ACTUARIAL JOURNEY 2.0! Actuarial Journey is back and better than ever with Actuarial Journey 2.0 (AJ 2.0). Listen to this episode to get some insight into what you can expect from Actuarial Journey moving forward (all good things)! AJ 2.0 is dedicated to helping you TAKE ACTION, today and every day, along your actuaria…
 
Actuarial Journey Podcast will return in January 2016! However, there's still a lot of great podcasts (and now BLOGS) over on the Actuarial Journey website (www.actuarialjourney.com) IN THE MEANTIME, WE'LL BE ACTIVE IN THE FREE JOURNEYER COMMUNITY FOR ASPIRING ACTUARIES. Get your invitation before spots fill up: www.actuarialjourney.com/community N…
 
ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK-IN! This episode focuses on the ACCOUNTABILITY portion of Actuarial Journey's mission of providing Guidance, Support, and Accountability to aspiring actuaries. My question for you: Are you putting what you're learning here into action? Find out how you act on more of what you learn during today's episode Visit https://www.actua…
 
Today's guest is Wendy Liu, FSA, the Head of Global Employee Benefits Solutions for Zurich Insurance. Wendy shares how she entered the actuarial field, provides insight on some of key areas she feels has led to her success, and also gives her take on the industry as it currently stands. By the end of the episode, you'll understand why you should ju…
 
Journeyers! It's been quite some time since we had some 1-on-1 time and, after having a great Journeyer Community Hangout this weekend, I wanted to take today to sit back and just chat with you all. Today, I want to share with you some of the top books that I recommend for your actuarial journey. These books all speak to some of our biggest focuses…
 
Part 2 of the conversation with Viktor Antonius, ASA on How Well-Defined Goals Drive Success! About Today's Guest Viktor Antonius is a health actuary at a consulting firm in Philadelphia. He has three years of consulting experience and has worked on a variety of assignments including: health care reform projections, retiree health care strategy, he…
 
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