How To Keep Positive and Use Feedback to Help You Succeed (Gloria Amakobe)

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Gloria Amakobe graduated from University of Delaware in 2008 with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Economics and from University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a Masters in Mathematics.  Since graduating she has worked in the Actuarial and Insurance Managements Solutions practice at PwC and has is working on obtaining her credentials as an ACAS.


How To Keep Positive and Use Feedback to Help You Succeed (Gloria Amakobe)


Guiding Quote to Success

Gloria doubles it up this episode with two guiding quotes about staying positive (especially during busy season at work and when in study mode):

“All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord” – Romans 8:28

“Success is the sum smaller efforts repeated day in and day out” – Robert Collier

Inspiration to Become an Actuary

Gloria started her journey as a PhD student and decided to become a P&C consulting actuary after a professor noticed a passion in business and Black Scholes.

Roadblock on the Journey

Even after studying enough and “doing everything she was supposed to do”, she still got a ‘5’ on the exam.

The key aspect is how Gloria took ownership of this and turned it all around.

Greatest Professional Success

Applying advice given at the start of her journey to have a positive attitude has brought her amazing feedback.

Stellar Exam Strategy

Track your time – You can’t cheat the 100 hours per hour of exam!

Landing an Actuarial Job

Network and network authentically. Listen to the quick fire section near the end of the episode for Gloria’s tips on networking effectively.

Resource For your Journey

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Making the Connection

Want to get in touch with Gloria? She’s on LinkedIn and invites you to connect!

Want more help with your journey?
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