5 Reasons to Join an Actuarial Exam Study Group

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This Episode’s Roadmap

Today we’re going to discuss an under-utilized study resource that is readily available for each of your journeyers.

This resource is ideal for Journeyers who:

  • Desires cost- effective and time-effective ways to study
  • Finds themselves getting stuck in their understanding of the material and spending way too long trying to figure things out
  • Struggles with finding the time and motivation to study
  • Feels isolated while studying

What is this resource? Study Groups.

This is the first episode in our mini series on Study groups and we’ll start it off by taking through why being a part of a study group can be useful to you in the first place.

You’ll learn how study group can benefit you and what you may have been missing out on while studying.

5 Reasons to Join an Actuarial Exam Study Group
Destination of Today’s Journey

After this episode, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand why trying to be the lone journeyer might be hurting your studying
  2. Introduce a different method for those people who could learn differently and / or faster through interaction
  3. Inspire and motivate you to find a study group to put into your study practice
  4. Be Empowered with 5 reasons to help you add study groups to your actuarial exam toolkit
Compass: Guiding Quote for Success

“There is great wisdom in the council of the multitudes.” – Aaron Walker, Life and Business Coach

Milestones: Highlights of the session
  • 5 reasons you should join a study group
    1. Multiple Perspectives
      • Exposure to multiple approaches in a time and cost effective manner
    2. Build Lasting Relationships
      • Responses and help tailored to you and your background and specific challenges
    3. Accountability and Motivation
      • Don’t want to let your group down and can be BROUGHT UP by other members
    4. Easy to Communicate
      • Bridge the gap between some of the technical aspects and real-life applications or scenarios
    5. Learn by Teaching
      • Increase your retention while studying by changing your mindset and actively study
Toolkit: Useful Resources
Want more help with your journey?
  1. Create a study plan you’ll actually stick to!: This free video series will show you the step-by-step process to create you own Personalized Study Roadmap and design your Study Lifestyle
  2. Actuarial Job Course: a completely free full-length course with videos, worksheets, tools, and community all geared to help your get your entry-level actuarial job and start your actuarial career.
  3. Actuarial Journey Podcast: Get more insights and lessons learned 4 days a week sent directly to your phone!
  4. Actuarial Community: Feeling alone on your journey? Become a part of the Actuarial Journey Community!
  5. Time-Saving Exam Smartcuts Guide: Free downloadable guide sharing exam strategies that are not only focused on shaving off study hours, but saving you months and years of studying all together
The Journey Continues – What was your biggest takeaway from this episode

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  • Tony Richmond II

    Thanks for another great episode. A lot of the people I’ve met studying for an actuarial career are very motivated and capable. For myself, I’ve always been proud of my independence. I really appreciate that none of your reasons include “catching up” or “finding someone who can explain the question you just don’t get.” In fact, every group project tends to absorb a little bit of our pride at independence, but you’ve done an excellent job demonstrating how the upside of a study group outweighs that. Don’t form a study group because you can’t do it alone, form a study group because it’s BETTER than doing it alone. That’s what I heard.