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    (Original post by Dat Guy)
    So they sent you feedback?

    Good luck with LSE!
    They haven't really sent me feedback yet, but I assume I was only average because what I heard from the other applicants, I was one of the few ones that could solve the Game Theory problem rather quickly at the interview. So I guess I wasn't the worst one but not that good either. They are going to send the feedback to my UCAS referee which I don't understand. He couldn't care less about it. To be honest though, I don't even know whether I want that feedback. But thanks
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    W T F . LSE, stop trolling me bro!
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    (Original post by Melikeyflute)
    W T F . LSE, stop trolling me bro!
    This. Sending us an email about nothing...
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    And you've got it in one - I have no (significant/relevant) work experience, which makes things more difficult. I was otherwise busy in the summers before second and third year so didn't look for internships. I'm still hoping for some success; I've only been rejected from one company (a consultancy firm) so far, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be two by the end of the day (they said they'd call me today following an AC over a week ago, at which my performance was very sub-par).
    Out of interest, (hopefully I'm not being too nosy here), what are you ideally looking to do? Although it's kind of early, I'm thinking of consultancy myself but it seems so scarily competitive... 100 to 1 is a figure I've heard a few times
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    (Original post by Kachun)
    This. Sending us an email about nothing...

    "Your application is being considered" no **** Sherlock!

    LSE, I love you, I truly do, but if you keep doing this to me I may have to like UCL more than you...

    *after rejection from UCL*

    Oh LSE, it's always been you! I was foolish to have ever left you...
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    (Original post by Ray_Han)
    Out of interest, (hopefully I'm not being too nosy here), what are you ideally looking to do? Although it's kind of early, I'm thinking of consultancy myself but it seems so scarily competitive... 100 to 1 is a figure I've heard a few times
    You're not being too nosy. :nah: Part of my problem is that I haven't decided what I want to do yet. As such, I'm applying for jobs in various fields, namely: banking; consultancy; accountancy and actuarial; IT. I'm also so toying with the idea of doing a Master's, in part to be in London to apply for jobs next year (as opposed to doing so from here in China).
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Nah, there's no harm in not going if you don't want the offer. It would be courteous to tell them you're not going though rather than just not turn up.



    I didn't check them thorough but on first glance they look quite nice and (in my opinion anyway) should be simple to follow for A-level students. Interestingly, I'm pretty sure I wrote out very similar proofs several years ago when doing A-level Economics (maybe even posted somewhere on TSR).
    Proving the same things? That's quite funny, try to find them if you can
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    (Original post by WalkerPrince)
    Proving the same things? That's quite funny, try to find them if you can
    I have done A level maths and I found your mathematical explanations to be nice and clear. Did you come up with all that by yourself ? I would be very impressed if you did.
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    Proving the same things? That's quite funny, try to find them if you can
    Hmm, the only one I could find on TSR is a rather more simple one (about the relation between TR, AR and MR):
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    Due to economies and diseconomies of scale, TR could be represented by a curve with the equation:

    TR = a - (Q-b)^2
    where Q is quantity and a and b are constants such that a = b^2 (so that TR = 0 when Q = 0).

    Differentiating this will give the MR curve (because by definition it is the gradient of the TR curve):

    MR = -2(Q-b)

    or: MR = 2b -2Q

    AR is simply \frac{TR}{Q} for each value of Q:

    AR = \displaystyle\frac{a - (Q-b)^2}{Q}
    which simplifies to: AR = \displaystyle\frac{a - b^2}{Q} + 2b - Q

    but a = b^2 so:

    AR = 2b - Q

    Comparing the equations for the AR and MR curve, it is clear that they have the same value (2b) when Q = 0, and that the gradient of the MR curve is twice that of the AR curve.

    It can also be seen what the constants represent:
    a = maximum revenue (top of total revenue curve)
    2b = marginal revenue (and average revenue) when Q = 0

    I might have just done the others on paper, it was four or five years ago so I really can't remember.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    At least you have an offer. I'm definitely the last one left :woo:
    nah i'm left too... applied to nottingham bath cambridge warwick and ucl and still waiting for everywhere...
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    You're not being too nosy. :nah: Part of my problem is that I haven't decided what I want to do yet. As such, I'm applying for jobs in various fields, namely: banking; consultancy; accountancy and actuarial; IT. I'm also so toying with the idea of doing a Master's, in part to be in London to apply for jobs next year (as opposed to doing so from here in China).
    Yeah, it must be quite difficult choosing the right field when there are so many options out there. Like I said, although I have time, I'm not really sure what I want to do either apart from maybe consultancy, which I can't count on getting in to (not that I can count on anything) .
    Good luck with your job hunting, and hopefully you will find something you enjoy .
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    You're not being too nosy. :nah: Part of my problem is that I haven't decided what I want to do yet. As such, I'm applying for jobs in various fields, namely: banking; consultancy; accountancy and actuarial; IT. I'm also so toying with the idea of doing a Master's, in part to be in London to apply for jobs next year (as opposed to doing so from here in China).
    Do you mind if I ask you about actuary ? mainly what types of institutions hire you ? Banks, insurances firms or are there normal businesses out there outside of the Bank/insurance industry that hire actuarists.
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    nah i'm left too... applied to nottingham bath cambridge warwick and ucl and still waiting for everywhere...
    Exactly the same unis as me!
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Exactly the same unis as me!
    Hmm that is strange. Hopefully we get offers soon this is killing me...
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    Just think how awesome it will be when they all come through!
    Couldn't be any more awesome than if they came through now

    (Original post by Melikeyflute)
    It's okay Tat, I don't have an offer either...

    (Original post by funkydee)
    nope :bricks:
    At least I'm not the only one!
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Exactly the same unis as me!
    Tat I got 5 rejections last year and this year I have an offer from bath so far, so I know how poor your app has to be to get 5 rejections. If it means anything to you, unless your PS is incredibly bad, I think you will most surely get an offer this year.
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    Tat I got 5 rejections last year and this year I have an offer from bath so far, so I know how poor your app has to be to get 5 rejections. If it means anything to you, unless your PS is incredibly bad, I think you will most surely get an offer this year.
    Hope not Although I won't be that bothered to be honest, I'll just try and get on a gap year scheme!

    (Original post by stefl14)
    Hmm that is strange. Hopefully we get offers soon this is killing me...
    Yeah hopefully, slightly reassuring though!
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    Do you mind if I ask you about actuary ? mainly what types of institutions hire you ? Banks, insurances firms or are there normal businesses out there outside of the Bank/insurance industry that hire actuarists.
    So far I've only come across financial firms and of course specialist actuarial firms that offer graduate/trainee actuary positions. But I'm not sure if I understand the question - do you mean do businesses outside of the financial services sector make use of actuarial services? If that is your question then to be honest I don't know yet, I haven't actually applied for any actuarial positions yet so I haven't done the research on their typical clients. If you remind me in a month or so I'll probably know by then.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    So far I've only come across financial firms and of course specialist actuarial firms that offer graduate/trainee actuary positions. But I'm not sure if I understand the question - do you mean do businesses outside of the financial services sector make use of actuarial services? If that is your question then to be honest I don't know yet, I haven't actually applied for any actuarial positions yet so I haven't done the research on their typical clients. If you remind me in a month or so I'll probably know by then.
    Hmm, thanks I guess the root of my question is that if someone wanted to strictly avoid all jobs based on interest and insurance (due to religious reasons) would actuary be suitable for them. So when you say financial firms and actuarial firms, once you get in what do you think you will be doing exactly.
    Thanks.
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    Get a response from whoever you were waiting for today?
 
 
 
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