I am on track towards a B.S. in math or actuarial science. From what I have gathered looking at the answers, it sounds like statistics, probability, and programming are the valuable math skills to go after. I think that is where I will direct my focus.
Since I am equally close to finishing either major, which one would be better to go after? I think I could put equal energy into either one (I don't plan on going to graduate school in math).
For people who majored in either math or actuarial science, what job did you end up going into? I am under the impression that a degree in actuarial science is only for a job in that field (false?). I haven't passed an actuarial exam yet, so I am on the fence about that. I remember several of my classmates failed the P and FM exams a few times. I know I need to pass one to get a job, so I am worried about that a little. What happens if you only pass one, and fail to pass more down the road? Can you stay employed with one passed exam? How close is the work that you do related to the exams?
Finally, when going into the internship or starting out, what are you expected to know? Sometimes I am totally lost on some new concept, and it takes me a while to learn or understand it. I have this fear that I won't be smart enough or quick enough to pass the training. I am totally in the dark about what is expected from someone going into their first career out of college.