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by icstudent
January 18th, 2014, 3:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career in Finance still worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 8098

Career in Finance still worth it?

<t>Hello,I will be finishing my PhD in Stochastic Analysis in the next few months, and originally had the idea of going into the financial industry afterwards.But... since I started my PhD, most of the people I know in finance have become more and more negative and recommending me to go into a diffe...
by icstudent
April 24th, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD in SPDE's
Replies: 4
Views: 29345

PhD in SPDE's

<t>Ok. Got it.Is there any point in doing some Statistics? I always keep hearing that in the "real world" you need a large arsenal of statistical tools whenever it has to do with taking some real-world data and getting some numerate results in the end.How useful is it to do some finance along the wa...
by icstudent
April 21st, 2010, 3:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PhD in SPDE's
Replies: 4
Views: 29345

PhD in SPDE's

<t>Hi,I will be starting a PhD with one of the top people in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (pm me if you want to know his name) at Warwick (I got a funding offer for Imperial as well, but they are not really on the same level in stochastic analysis and in particular the supervisor would ...
by icstudent
May 22nd, 2008, 8:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

<r>Hi there, once again IC changed some details, so basically the lectures actually offered in the third year for me are as follows, the starred ones are - in slightly extended versions - also available as fourth year lectures (in brackets, whether it's offered in term 1 or 2):APPLIED MATHS:--Fluids...
by icstudent
September 7th, 2007, 9:51 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

<t>Hi everybody. I have a little additional question:I did a Quant internship at a bank this summer and my boss (who holds a PhD in Physics from a German university, but says to have done more Maths at Uni than most other Physicists) recommended me to cover the topics Measure Theory and Probability ...
by icstudent
June 6th, 2007, 7:47 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

Thanks for your reply.The normal age to enter University in the UK (IC is, though the name, a university) is 18/19. Nevertheless I went through the Bavarian school system before so I was already 20 when I started (so I will be almost 24 when finishing the fourth year and obtaining the MSci).
by icstudent
June 5th, 2007, 9:42 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

<t>I don't want to go into academia afterwards.There is also the possibility to take some untaken second year lectures in the third year.Regarding years 3 and 4, all these lectures sound interesting to me (and there are others that sound interesting as well, so it's quite difficult...), but the thin...
by icstudent
June 4th, 2007, 10:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

<r>As the IC Maths department recently changed the structure of the second year, my situation has changed:There are 7 obligatory lectures:Real Analysis (= the former Analysis II)Algebra IIProbability and Statistics IIOrthogonality (more or less the former Numerical Analysis lecure)Complex Analysis (...
by icstudent
December 26th, 2006, 9:03 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

Thanks for the answers so far.Just out of interest: tangkewei recommends to take lots of probability and statistics, while DCFC doesn´t, what are the reasons for those different recommendations?
by icstudent
December 22nd, 2006, 10:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91605

Maths

<t>Hi everybody,I´m currently in the first year of studying Maths at Imperial College and want to work in Quantitative Finance later on. At the moment I´m thinking about what lectures to choose next year.This year I hadFoundations of AnalysisGeometry and Linear AlgebraMathematical Methods IProbabili...
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