Press Releases and Appearances
November, 2017 – Society of Actuaries
I’ll start this review by sharing my preconcieved biases up front… I was a bit of a skeptic. Then I read the book… Some of the tips were so insightful that I wanted to ruminate on them. Some were tips I learned independently myself over the years, but many others helped sharpen a lot of my disjointed experiential study tips into a broader, more holistic focus.
September 5, 2017 – Casualty Actuarial Society
If someone told you one could study less and learn better, would you believe them? Would you be willing to know how this might be possible? Roy Ju, the youngest FSA in SOA history, and Mike Jennings, FSA claim to have the answer.
June 1, 2017 – Actuarial Journey
Mike Jennings and Roy Ju join Nemo Ashong and Actuarial Journey for a live Q&A session about study strategies from their new book, Actuarial Exam Tactics: Learn More, Study Less.
May 2017 – Actuarial Educators Network (AEN)
Recent Publications: Actuarial Exam Tactics
This publication is a short text on optimizing your study time and strategy, authored by two young actuaries, Mike Jennings and Roy Ju… We’ve found that many actuarial educators and professors are inquiring about adopting this text for use in their classes or actuarial programs.
May 17, 2017 – Internation Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) Newsletter
New Book Available from ACTEX on Exam Tactics!
The book offers specific strategies for how to study for exams, rather than what to study for each actuarial exam.
May 11, 2017 – ACTEX Learning
While hitting a tennis ball does not have a direct parallel to doing actuarial work in an office setting, many overarching team dynamics overlap…
May 9, 2017 – WeZBest
One of the best changes I made to my study habits was restructuring my study sessions. We talk about this in depth in the book, but I want to share a short passage that is relevant for any student looking to balance a hectic schedule…
May 4, 2017 – ACTEX Learning
My short answer to the question: learn Excel and Access as a foundation, and if possible learn a programming language such as VBA, SQL, SAS, or R. However, that answer is not interesting, and it is not useful. The real question is…
April 27, 2017 – The Traveling Actuary
Back when I was studying for exams, I spent way too much time googling effective ways to study for and pass actuarial exams. I never really found anything too useful. This May, Actuarial Exam Tactics: Learn More, Study Less is being released by two young actuaries from Drake University.
December 2015 – The Actuarial Foundation
The Actuarial Foundation Newsletter
2015 Scholarship Winner Makes History! Roy Ju recently became the youngest FSA in history. He also received two Foundation 2015 scholarships – the Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship and the Actuary of Tomorrow – Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship. Despite an exceedingly hectic schedule…
September 14, 2015 – Business Wire
The Principal Financial Group® congratulates the newest member of its actuarial community, Roy Ju, for being officially named the youngest person ever, at the age of 20, to receive the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) top professional designation…
The average age for attaining the FSA distinction is 31 years old and there are currently 15,938 FSAs around the world.
September 14, 2015 – WallStreet:Online
“As a fellow Drake alumni and graduate of the company’s Actuarial Development Program, I am proud to welcome Roy into The Principal family full time,” said Larry Zimpleman, chairman of The Principal.
September 4, 2015 – Drake University
You’d expect years of rigorous exam preparation to have included lots of stressful cram sessions, but Ju says he didn’t spend a lot of time studying for specific tests.
“I focused on developing a foundational understanding of the material that would provide me with the tools to address a wide variety of exam questions”…
September 3, 2015 – Business Record
Roy Ju, a 20-year-old junior at Drake University, has become the youngest person ever to receive the Society of Actuaries’ top professional credential…
September 2, 2015 – Des Moines Register
Roy Ju has reached the height of his field — while still in college. His designation as a Fellow of Society of Actuaries comes after three years of preparation for various industry exams.
August 2015 – Society of Actuaries
What does the timeline look like to complete your exam process? What contributes to your fast progress in exams and what’s your study strategy?
I began the actuarial exam process during my junior year in high school. I passed three exams before graduating high school, and I passed my last preliminary exam during the winter of my freshman year. I moved onto the essay-based FSA exams…
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