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by quantwanabe
July 26th, 2007, 3:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Beware the H1-B Visa
Replies: 12
Views: 69151

Beware the H1-B Visa

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFC Look at London overtaking Wall St. Finance will not be the last industry lost to america by Creationists.Interesting point, I always tought that wall street was way ahead of London, obviously thats really not the case. When you say London is overtaking, are you ref...
by quantwanabe
July 25th, 2007, 4:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Beware the H1-B Visa
Replies: 12
Views: 69151

Beware the H1-B Visa

<t>The H1-B visa could have worked "maybe" if it was not biased. With the lottery system, workers from India benefit the most from the lottery because in the pool of candidates you have like 90% indian and its very likely that a sample chosen will clearly consists of Indian workers.Nothing against I...
by quantwanabe
July 15th, 2007, 5:34 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prop trading at small firm/fund
Replies: 14
Views: 119267

Prop trading at small firm/fund

IS THE PROP TRADING FIRM JANE STREET CAPITAL BY ANY CHANCE? IF ITS, I HEARD THEY ARE REALLY GOOD, AND THEIR INTERVIEW IS LIKE HELL, THEY MOSTLY RECRUIT VERY SMART IVY LEAGUE GRADS.
by quantwanabe
July 14th, 2007, 12:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Advice !
Replies: 7
Views: 69332

Career Advice !

<t>have you looked for jobs in chicago? If no, start there. In NY it is quite competitive but not impossible. HHs, in my opinion, like to deal with PhDs and MFEs, and I don't know how they will view your degree in public policy despite the fact that you graduated from the Univ of Chicago. Have you t...
by quantwanabe
July 12th, 2007, 8:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Trading assistant
Replies: 1
Views: 68975

Trading assistant

Hi guys,I have an interview next week for a trading assistant position. do you guys know what kinda of questions one can expect?
by quantwanabe
July 12th, 2007, 4:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Morgan Stanley - Mathematical Modeling Centre in Budapest
Replies: 8
Views: 70630

Morgan Stanley - Mathematical Modeling Centre in Budapest

<t>Wow. Is Morgan Stanley so desperate to cut costs? I mean Mathematics/Physics/Engineering are not easy fields to graduate from, so those Non-scientist managers, who are so desperately trying to cut cost maybe so they can keep their fat pay check, need to realize that there is no room for cheap lab...
by quantwanabe
July 11th, 2007, 10:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Financial Services Representative
Replies: 7
Views: 69034

Financial Services Representative

<t>ok,I recently posted my resume on Monster, careerbuilder and I keep getting phone calls from Metlife, Axa, First Investors Corp for a position as a financial advisor/representative. I am looking for an entry level job and I doubt a first job as a financial representative will lead me to the back ...
by quantwanabe
June 20th, 2007, 1:16 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Equity Derivatives Strategy, Respected?
Replies: 10
Views: 138318

Equity Derivatives Strategy, Respected?

If you are happy in a job, keep it!
by quantwanabe
June 19th, 2007, 8:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: US Visas
Replies: 36
Views: 72301

US Visas

Guys,While ehe fiscal year for H1B starts every October 1st, does it mean that the employment date should start on October 1st as well? For example, can the employment date be from say December 25th. Also can you be approved for H1B visa while you are still in school ie prior to graduateion?
by quantwanabe
June 19th, 2007, 6:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Ivy league effect
Replies: 14
Views: 72136

The Ivy league effect

<t>I have ben on the job market for about a month now and I am realizing how hard guetting an entry level job on the streets really is when you have a non-masters MFE from a non-Ivy league program. I went to a state school for a masters in applied maths, and the career service at my school is just p...
by quantwanabe
June 15th, 2007, 9:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSc in Finance in NYC
Replies: 21
Views: 72786

MSc in Finance in NYC

<r>Well if you want to work in the city, then new school is ok. Of course it doesn't have the reputation of NYU and Columbia. Have you heard of Fordham? Fordham also just started a masters in quant finance. Take a look at the link below. The good thing about New School and Fordham is that an interns...
by quantwanabe
June 15th, 2007, 9:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MSc in Finance in NYC
Replies: 21
Views: 72786

MSc in Finance in NYC

hi jawabean,New school university in new york city just started a masters degree in global finance. check out the link below, the program seems well structured. http://www.newschool.edu/globalfinance/
by quantwanabe
June 15th, 2007, 3:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What do I do now? Please Help !
Replies: 5
Views: 70465

What do I do now? Please Help !

I think I will move to India, it seems like everything is going there
by quantwanabe
June 15th, 2007, 4:49 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: US Visas
Replies: 36
Views: 72301

US Visas

<t>I don't think this bill will pass. Anyway, I am little confused about this whole immigration debate. Are we trying to help Mexicans only? Every time I turned the Tv on, it seems like Mexicans are the driving force behing this whole legislation. There are immigrants from all over the world, why ar...
by quantwanabe
June 12th, 2007, 11:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: CFA vs. MFE vs. MBA
Replies: 17
Views: 112377

CFA vs. MFE vs. MBA

<t>In your case, You should apply for The CFQ(certificate in quantitative finance). You already have a phd, which is the most important ticket, in my opinion, to get a front-office quant role. Furthermore, you have a masters degree in EE, and I do not think you need another masters degree. Talk to a...
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