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by skh
October 2nd, 2009, 11:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Managment Consulting a Pipedream????
Replies: 23
Views: 36998

Managment Consulting a Pipedream????

<t>i went the opposite direction, consulting -> quant. top notch consulting firms such as mc kinsey and bcg don't do any of the hands on technical / programming work. they do strategy consulting, i.e. they only produce slide decks. in my home country, they like to hire phd's because the title looks ...
by skh
August 20th, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Has anyone done PhD from OU- London.
Replies: 9
Views: 36817

Has anyone done PhD from OU- London.

you have pm.
by skh
August 19th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is it possible for a Ph.D from a low-ranking university to find a job on Wall Street?
Replies: 46
Views: 39821

Is it possible for a Ph.D from a low-ranking university to find a job on Wall Street?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: deepvalueit depends: why are you at a low ranking university? is it low brain power?There is a famous Nobel-prize winning physicist that didn't get into Harvard graduate school, and he has a rather amusing vendetta against Harvard. He r...
by skh
August 19th, 2009, 9:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is it possible for a Ph.D from a low-ranking university to find a job on Wall Street?
Replies: 46
Views: 39821

Is it possible for a Ph.D from a low-ranking university to find a job on Wall Street?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishThe trouble is that is mostly marketing, and in the case of physics, it's marketing that is completely unrelated to actual performance. marketing that is completely unrelated to performance usually does not work. i am not claiming that some less well known places...
by skh
August 19th, 2009, 10:57 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is it possible for a Ph.D from a low-ranking university to find a job on Wall Street?
Replies: 46
Views: 39821

Is it possible for a Ph.D from a low-ranking university to find a job on Wall Street?

<t>on the topic of phd vs mfe and on top tier:i have an math finance msc from a top tier school. i don't have a phd. i wish i had one, but not for economical/career reasons but out of interest and because, looking back, i think i would have enjoyed studying 5 years longer a lot more than getting up ...
by skh
August 6th, 2009, 5:59 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: trader assistant -> trader?
Replies: 3
Views: 37523

trader assistant -> trader?

<t>what exactly does a trader assistant do? am sure it depends on the desk, so let's say IR exotics. is this a viable route to becoming a trader after a while (how long)? does an assoc level quant sell himself low by becoming a trader assistant and should aim for a trading role directly?thanks for a...
by skh
July 24th, 2009, 8:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MCMC simulation for a fee
Replies: 11
Views: 38034

MCMC simulation for a fee

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999If it takes more than 4 hours to produce that is less than 50$ an hour, you can make more tutoring undergrads calculus.is he offering to generate these by hand? if the job only means to kick something off and get the results in 4 hours, that does not soun...
by skh
July 24th, 2009, 8:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Graduate Trading Program with german undergrad
Replies: 15
Views: 39348

Graduate Trading Program with german undergrad

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: mathsteveHello everyone,I am currently attending a renowned german university and studying for an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics.I will probably get accepted for the msc mathematics at Cambridge University (the CASM) next year, and I might also have the opp...
by skh
July 24th, 2009, 8:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Graduate Trading Program with german undergrad
Replies: 15
Views: 39348

Graduate Trading Program with german undergrad

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: yaourtthis industry makes a lot of fuss about terms like "major", "top-tier", "excellent", "pedigree", "reputation", "renowned" stuff like that.Most of that is marketing. The fact is that job in an investment bank is a job in a big huge...
by skh
July 22nd, 2009, 6:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Cass Quantitative Finance or Warwick Financial Maths?
Replies: 11
Views: 41225

Cass Quantitative Finance or Warwick Financial Maths?

<t>i applied to both of these schools as well a while ago (though for the financial math course at cass, ended up elsewhere eventually). i don't know anybody on either program, but my impression is as well that the warwick one is mathematically more challenging. depending on where you want to end up...
by skh
June 9th, 2009, 10:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Part time PhD in London: Impossible?
Replies: 30
Views: 45378

Part time PhD in London: Impossible?

thanks for your thoughts everyone.
by skh
June 7th, 2009, 10:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Part time PhD in London: Impossible?
Replies: 30
Views: 45378

Part time PhD in London: Impossible?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: JDCFC & Cuchulaimn,From what you said, it sounds like it is worthwhile to do a part time PhD if there is a supervisor willing to take students. It looks like the name of school for doing a part time PhD is not essential right?i guess a great supervisor trumps school...
by skh
June 7th, 2009, 10:08 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Part time PhD in London: Impossible?
Replies: 30
Views: 45378

Part time PhD in London: Impossible?

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnMaybe you ask the prof from where you did the MSc to give you an introduction?that's a good idea. haven't thought about that.
by skh
June 7th, 2009, 10:06 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Part time PhD in London: Impossible?
Replies: 30
Views: 45378

Part time PhD in London: Impossible?

QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorHave you applied to specific academics, or to the university itself ?yes, i contacted the profs directly. the good thing about this is that there are enough people left for me to contact in another round
by skh
June 6th, 2009, 12:37 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Part time PhD in London: Impossible?
Replies: 30
Views: 45378

Part time PhD in London: Impossible?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnCan you give an indication of being 1) able to work independently 2) taking a problem, making it your own and extending it in some non-trivial fashion. my 2 Euro cents.But I cannot understand why you got NO answer.well, as far as someone with no phd could indi...
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