Exam Happy Hours
Author: Keith M.
Location: Denver, Colorado
You just can’t escape the hours. This exam will take x hours? Study 100x hours! Schedule them carefully, track them, watch them add up slowly to the goal. Sure, the AEDP will allot you paid study hours for each exam sitting, but do arrange those neatly around meetings, deadlines, vacations, and all that precious time setting aside the manual and taking a well-deserved break. By the time the sitting rolls around, you’re pretty glad to say good riddance to studying. So why not celebrate with some happy ones? Especially with a close-knit community of actuaries who understand that experience all too well (some of whom just endured it alongside you).
Each Cigna office will have their own favorite destinations, and these end-of-exams and exam results happy hours will inevitably take on a local flavor, but some things will be universal. Some will want to share all the horror stories, others will wish to forget it altogether, and everyone will understand and be glad it’s over.
Much like our other locations, our exam happy hours in Denver can land us anywhere in the city. There’s something especially satisfying about commiserating over the agony of that inevitable post-exam overanalysis when you’re sitting on a rooftop patio overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Or jumping on the light rail to the heart of the city to raise a glass to success in any of those myriad new restaurants serving food in ridiculously tiny portions. Or just hanging out a couple blocks from the office in one of our familiar, beloved bars, when the happy hour runs long as conversation drifts to every other topic under the sun.
So here’s to the end of exams, to a six or better, and to an awesome community to celebrate with when it’s all over!