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Are we all over-achievers?

  • This topic has 10 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated Mar-17 by fabian.
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    • tacheman
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      A friend mentioned something the other day that stuck in my head – that the cfa is the place where overachievers go to finally meet their match. Which then makes me wonder if the 40% pass rate or so is of all overachievers?

      I did well in school but to be honest i’m seriously doubting the ability of me passing all in the first try. In school, if you got below 70%, you got a lousier grade. here you pretty much could fail.

      Are we all overachievers here? how well did you do in school etc?

    • policedog
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      I did pretty well in school. But not sure what that means.

    • Anonymous
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      I did only okay – got better in university. let’s just say i wouldn’t say i’m overachieving at the moment.

    • Sophie Macon
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      I’d say we’re more of a driven bunch though.

    • fabian
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      Or nerdy. 🙂

    • Dan
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      @TacheMan Got great grades both in school and university, but not very nerdy, I only studied what was necessary and paid attention in class. I’m liking the CFA a lot because I can go at my own pace, and because I am learning many things that were loose at my University.

    • Sarah
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      I think we are just a very committed group. Most (non-CFA writers) are just flabbergast at the idea of self-studying for 6 months to write a 6 hours exam. They just think it is too intense.

    • tacheman
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      This set of exams make all other exams look like pansies.

    • Reena
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      LOL, isn’t other professional qualifications like ACA or FIA (for the actuaries) equally nuts?

    • tacheman
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      LOL, isn’t other professional qualifications like ACA or FIA (for the actuaries) equally nuts?

      Pansies!

    • fabian
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      Yeah I just don’t think they’re as hardcore. They get so much time off to study, and spread their stuff over so many years. I have many friends taking accountancy exams and judging by their complaining I don’t think they have it as crazy as we do.

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