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by nyasha
September 14th, 2011, 3:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Ideas for MSc/PhDs - Courses/Funding (ideally in the UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 18354

Ideas for MSc/PhDs - Courses/Funding (ideally in the UK)

<t>There seems to be an arbitrage if you do a science or purely mathematical postgrad course. If the words "financial" or "finance" appear in the degree title then the fees rocket. My advice is to join the lateral, cheaper courses that are related eg Maths, Science, Engineering, Computer Science, th...
by nyasha
August 15th, 2011, 6:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: is this bad form?
Replies: 4
Views: 19767

is this bad form?

<t>I think you were just unlucky. It was a totally legitimate question and you shouldn't have lost out because of it. The factors at play were probably outside of your control - perhaps there was a candidate you'd just beaten to get the role, who was cheaper and more desperate. Or it could be down t...
by nyasha
July 27th, 2011, 8:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant developer: interview questions
Replies: 9
Views: 23942

Quant developer: interview questions

<t>You may want to ask enough questions of the recruiter who put you forward to discern what exactly the team works on, in terms of languages, architecture, and products, then weight your preparation accordingly. It's really important to not try to go for an amorphous blob of an interview scope, but...
by nyasha
July 22nd, 2011, 10:41 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Feeling Lost
Replies: 11
Views: 22121

Feeling Lost

FYI there's a part-time UCL/LSE/LBS joint PhD programme in financial computing which could work well for you if you were to take the career path.
by nyasha
July 15th, 2011, 3:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Mathematics Via Distance Learning
Replies: 12
Views: 22973

Mathematics Via Distance Learning

<t>var1979, I'd heartily recommend Schaum's Outlines, as they have tonnes of examples and worked problems. I would also recommend a book called 'How To Think Like A Mathematician' by Kevin Houston. I know you can get cheap editions of books over there, and I'd really recommend this as an alternative...
by nyasha
July 6th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Economics via Distance learning worthwhile for me? Kindly pour in ur inputs..
Replies: 13
Views: 21299

Economics via Distance learning worthwhile for me? Kindly pour in ur inputs..

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: quantstudent1111Hi Quantmech.. Can you please elaborate...?i don't think that you can do anything original in finance without very solid understanding of microeconomics. you can certainly implement all the known stuff in code though.Ec...
by nyasha
July 5th, 2011, 2:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Economics via Distance learning worthwhile for me? Kindly pour in ur inputs..
Replies: 13
Views: 21299

Economics via Distance learning worthwhile for me? Kindly pour in ur inputs..

<t>Someone I know did the LSE distance course and got a place on the Masters programme in Economics at Oxford. Having said that, she got a first from Cambridge (albeit in Natural Sciences) so maybe the entry to Oxford was more a reflection of that than the LSE distance course. But if you're interest...
by nyasha
June 6th, 2011, 7:07 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
Views: 25059

caucasians in CMU MSCF

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: nyashaI am curious to know why you feel so threatened by other ethnicities? because they threaten youWell quantmeh and scmjsd2, you're not getting away from this so easily. As an experiment, try talking to just one random person of a d...
by nyasha
June 6th, 2011, 2:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
Views: 25059

caucasians in CMU MSCF

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: nyashaI am curious to know why you feel so threatened by other ethnicities? because they threaten youFollowing on from my previous message, if you walk in the world seeing danger where there is difference, then you are missing out on t...
by nyasha
June 6th, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
Views: 25059

caucasians in CMU MSCF

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: scmjsd2Quant jobs indirectly discriminate on Race due to differences in ability (think how few Black Quants there are) and numbers ( think of billions of Chinese and Indians who can travel fairly freely to the West versus diminishing numbers of ethnic Europeans ) Did yo...
by nyasha
June 5th, 2011, 8:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
Views: 25059

caucasians in CMU MSCF

Now now, when I said "is it really necessary to start and name a thread based on race? discuss", what I really meant is "how ridiculously inappropriate is this topic, for a quant forum?"
by nyasha
June 1st, 2011, 9:49 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
Views: 25059

caucasians in CMU MSCF

rather odd topic, rather odd genesis of a topic. is it really necessary to start and name a thread based on race? discuss.
by nyasha
May 11th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: !!! Important Career Guidance Needed !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 20617

!!! Important Career Guidance Needed !!!

<t>I think you can do anything if you're really committed and put your mind to it. If you're 100% committed and are realistic about it being a painful hard slog with a payoff that IS guaranteed but a time period that's not, then do it. I don't think you can fail to succeed with your background. One ...
by nyasha
May 10th, 2011, 12:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Hey Guys, seriously need your advice!! Fed job vs CMU MSCF
Replies: 22
Views: 26444

Hey Guys, seriously need your advice!! Fed job vs CMU MSCF

<t>Quote Yeah.. to be honest, initially I was thinking, because I am an international student from a US College, if I have some working experience in the US, I will differentiate myself from other students from China or India when I start looking for a job post-MFE.. At least, a year of working expe...
by nyasha
May 9th, 2011, 8:18 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Help with a 6month - 5 year life plan please.
Replies: 3
Views: 20606

Help with a 6month - 5 year life plan please.

<t>1 and 2 look good, not so sure about 3 though. The thing is, recruiters are quick to pigeonhole you, because they need to tell a coherent story to their client. And finance has a lot of pigeonholes. So it's advisable to stick to a path that's highly aligned to the quant objective. You mention one...
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