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by pgeek
December 4th, 2008, 6:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How much chance do I have here to become a quant??
Replies: 8
Views: 47008

How much chance do I have here to become a quant??

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: deepvalueQuoteOriginally posted by: popviviA brief profile about myself:Have a Phd in Transportation Engineering (dissertation involved a lot of data analyzing work) I hear that Detroit is about to lay off 30,000 transportation engineers this month! Are they all plannin...
by pgeek
November 28th, 2008, 10:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: To DominicConnor...
Replies: 21
Views: 50196

To DominicConnor...

<t>Dominic, Why do you think regulation will be bad news for quants and wannabe quants? Is it because it will reduce the earnings (profits due to reduction in leverage) or the reduction in the size of the business due to lesser number of transactions happening? Would more regulation not mean need fo...
by pgeek
November 24th, 2008, 8:42 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How difficult will it be to get a H-1B or TN-1 now?
Replies: 5
Views: 46611

How difficult will it be to get a H-1B or TN-1 now?

<t>OPT is for 27 months and there should be no problems getting a H1B visa if someone is willing to sponsor you, the Indian IT folk who usually take away a big chuck of the H1 visas will be hit bad during the downturn, so H1 B should not be too much of a problem, IMO, job hunting would be as much tr...
by pgeek
November 20th, 2008, 5:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: To those who want to break into finance...
Replies: 36
Views: 51946

To those who want to break into finance...

this thread is depressing, engineering is not all that bad, people just want more money and they try to find it in banking, just greed, nothing else. And there are lots of smart engineers at GOOG, CSCO.
by pgeek
August 27th, 2008, 7:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Any hedge fund ask for knowledge in SDE instead of statistics?
Replies: 7
Views: 51131

Any hedge fund ask for knowledge in SDE instead of statistics?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: mitQuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyIf you are looking at equity funds then statistics will probably be the most complicated math you will encounter. .can you be more specific/concrete?in the primary market, the math used is mostly related to statistics (time series...
by pgeek
August 20th, 2008, 5:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice for an applied math PhD student
Replies: 3
Views: 50055

Advice for an applied math PhD student

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ugradHi guys, I am beginning a PhD in applied math, and there are two research areas I am choosing between: pattern theory/computer vision and theoretical, proof based work with PDEs (mostly analysis). Although they are rather different, I am very interested in both and...
by pgeek
August 20th, 2008, 5:36 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Can you please evaluate my profile for Quant. Fin. programs ?
Replies: 18
Views: 52223

Can you please evaluate my profile for Quant. Fin. programs ?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: aiflinThanks Chicago Guy. How else can I make my application strong ? Here are some thoughts that came to my mind :a) Doing some Quant finance related courses.b) Writing GRE again to get perfect 800 score. My current score is 770.c) Trying to look for some programming +...
by pgeek
August 19th, 2008, 5:49 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: experiecne in job descriptions
Replies: 7
Views: 51389

experiecne in job descriptions

QuoteOriginally posted by: MartingaleBusterWhat does it hurt to send him your resume?Be careful about sending resumes to HHs u do not trust
by pgeek
August 15th, 2008, 1:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD becoming less relevant to quant work?
Replies: 161
Views: 66499

PhD becoming less relevant to quant work?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHTaken from chat with director of Baruch MFE program (dstefan):[09:48] <Chen> I thought Quant need a PhD[09:51] <dstefan> to be a quant you need knowledge and ability. a PhD degree qualifies you for types of jobs requiring more theoretical research, for example, b...
by pgeek
July 23rd, 2008, 3:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: any consulting firms hire quants?
Replies: 19
Views: 56488

any consulting firms hire quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: gtoutkastYeah, that's usually how it works. The top dog moves and the rest follow. McK was the first to officially pursue APDs. they've been doing it for over 5 years by my count. Bain and BCG have followed suit, and recently making it an official track.My opinion is th...
by pgeek
July 5th, 2008, 4:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: non-white CEO phenomenon never happens in Europe
Replies: 49
Views: 56845

non-white CEO phenomenon never happens in Europe

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeHow many white Europeans/Americans are head of Indian or Chinese corporations? How many black people? That's right, zero for the latter. Does this make Asia and India racist? By your definition it does. Tell us, what are you going to do about this?Next !!!CEO o...
by pgeek
June 30th, 2008, 4:16 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Researcher in Google, IBM or Quant roles in ibank?
Replies: 18
Views: 55670

Researcher in Google, IBM or Quant roles in ibank?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: pgeekQuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHQuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHSome of those research positions in major corporations are "dream jobs". I know of Micro...
by pgeek
June 29th, 2008, 11:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Researcher in Google, IBM or Quant roles in ibank?
Replies: 18
Views: 55670

Researcher in Google, IBM or Quant roles in ibank?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHQuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: JamesHHSome of those research positions in major corporations are "dream jobs". I know of Microsoft researchers that have tenure and make more than most quants.Rou...
by pgeek
June 29th, 2008, 12:26 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Researcher in Google, IBM or Quant roles in ibank?
Replies: 18
Views: 55670

Researcher in Google, IBM or Quant roles in ibank?

QuoteOriginally posted by: londonerWhich one would you guys prefer?depends on what u want..if u r satisfied with an upper middle class life and value freedom and stressfree life, aim for MS / IBM / Google research. Also your career will be longer
by pgeek
June 18th, 2008, 4:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Are these real jobs ?
Replies: 12
Views: 54952

Are these real jobs ?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: veeruthakurQuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyEssential Requirements:- PhD in a quantitative field (physics, math, engineering or science) from a leading school- 3yrs experience as a Quant or Risk Quant at a major financial institution- Stochastic Calculus, PDEs, Nume...
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