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GPA means next to nothing in an actuarial interview. If it isn't on your resume just prepared for a small question about it...but just use some of that 'latin charm' to smooth things over.

From reading your posts on this thread, the real issue is your interpersonal skills and professionalism. You sound insincere (even if that is not what you intend) and your whole thing about being a great programmer...

What does that mean and how will it help your manager? You might be better off at a place like: http://www.acumenllc.com
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Do you have programming project experience? Learning C++/Python are different from learning programming (like the difference between learning English and learning creative writing).

A year of programming on your own can't make you "great" (good enough for EL, but it would be unwise to call yourself great). A college grad with an EL coder position will be getting full time programming experience and will still be a Junior after a year.

So yeah I don't have much constructive advice, mostly just here to shatter your hubris.

Apply to coder jobs to get some experience (can score it with a lower GPA, and it will give you experience if nothing else). Also maybe underwriter given your hospital paperwork experience (except afaik you shouldn't mention actuary exams).
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ALSO, I learned beginner C++ in college, but now I've mastered Python really well on my own, I re-learned C++, and I'm really getting into computer programming. I'm also learning SQL and VBA pretty well on my own.
This is FAR from GREAT. What have you done with your mad C++ and python skillz? As somebody who has worked with far too many programmers who thought they were da bomb but sucked royally, I would urge you to reconsider your use of the word great.
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This is FAR from GREAT. What have you done with your mad C++ and python skillz? As somebody who has worked with far too many programmers who thought they were da bomb but sucked royally, I would urge you to reconsider your use of the word great.
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That's really great.
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That's really great.
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