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Want to Be a Great Actuary? Try Failing

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Actuarial education is complex—involving trial and error and an ever-increasing level of difficulty. And yet many who are drawn to the field may not be prepared for the adversity presented by actuarial studies and training.

But actuary Shubhanjali Gupta has a message for her colleagues: fail early and often. She says that failing helped her become more confident, sharpen her skills and prepare for the road ahead. Read her full advice in this article from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and learn how a word of encouragement from an instructor changed her mindset forever.

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