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by AbhiJ
February 3rd, 2016, 2:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Master's in Finance vs Mathematical Finance vs Computer Science
Replies: 20
Views: 5602

Master's in Finance vs Mathematical Finance vs Computer Science

Berkeley/Princeton/MIT MFE may be the way to go. However getting admitted is hard and its a costly investment and if you are NOT 100% into Finance it may prove to be wrong decision.
by AbhiJ
January 2nd, 2016, 2:59 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: To PhD or not to PhD when you are 30
Replies: 27
Views: 9568

To PhD or not to PhD when you are 30

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishOne of my more productive employees is in his mid 70's. He is a former academic who only got into this line of business at the age of 50 or so. For whatever that is worth...This is something. I guess he was an academic all life(till 50s) then went into business. ...
by AbhiJ
January 1st, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: advise on part-time Quant MSc in UK
Replies: 4
Views: 3371

advise on part-time Quant MSc in UK

Do a part-time master. Self study is the way to go.
by AbhiJ
July 21st, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: How does someone without formal training in economics become head of the IMF?
Replies: 4
Views: 4592

How does someone without formal training in economics become head of the IMF?

You are giving emphasis - too much to academic training and too little to real world training. No amount of text book learning can replace getting your hands dirty.
by AbhiJ
July 18th, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: When is the right time to apply for UK Quant jobs?
Replies: 24
Views: 7539

When is the right time to apply for UK Quant jobs?

The Career forum is full of newbies spewing often unsolicited advice as they are some kind of experts .Get off this forum, head to LinkedIn, send 20 emails a days and start talking to real people for once.
by AbhiJ
June 17th, 2014, 8:52 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12049

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: SprinterQuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJQuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinteryour reply is not characteristic of a quant come recruiter. if my resume is shit after cqf and studying for and completing advance education I should better retire go into exile be a yogi and spi...
by AbhiJ
June 16th, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: cqf graduate not finding a job
Replies: 53
Views: 12049

cqf graduate not finding a job

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Sprinteryour reply is not characteristic of a quant come recruiter. if my resume is shit after cqf and studying for and completing advance education I should better retire go into exile be a yogi and spiritually conceptualize the syntax of c++ programming language and w...
by AbhiJ
April 23rd, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Inexperienced grad seeks help: should I do phd?
Replies: 20
Views: 7607

Inexperienced grad seeks help: should I do phd?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976QuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintThere are guys that walk around like verbatim copies of their advisers' ideas. No original thoughts. None.Very often, this is the most efficient way to actually get the degree. The l...
by AbhiJ
April 23rd, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: career options for a graduate student
Replies: 4
Views: 5834

career options for a graduate student

<t>tx213,You should enjoy Consulting in the short term as it involves problem solving. However you may feel irritated when people ask silly question that sound so obvious to you, so it can be a pain. I may be generalizing as you can be a great people person then you would enjoy Consulting. McKinsey ...
by AbhiJ
December 18th, 2013, 6:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Why The Ones Who Have Bad Grades Are Often The Ones Who Are Most Successful
Replies: 13
Views: 8124

Why The Ones Who Have Bad Grades Are Often The Ones Who Are Most Successful

90% of people donot get straight A's. Success involves lot of luck. So there ia greater chance that C, D will succeed. Success in Business is more correlated with selling i.e. people skills. Academically brilliant people are less outgoing on an average.
by AbhiJ
December 18th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: when is your first million
Replies: 72
Views: 10641

when is your first million

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentforget about risk quants. These days even (<= VP level) FO quants are rarely getting bonuses of around 90%. Also, a 65K GBP base will give you around 4K(net)/month. Saving 1.5K o...
by AbhiJ
December 18th, 2013, 6:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: when is your first million
Replies: 72
Views: 10641

when is your first million

The question is will you be more happy when you have that million or millions ? Research suggests otherwise. Once you cross a threshold happiness comes from doing something meaningful.
by AbhiJ
October 22nd, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a job with a MS in CS
Replies: 96
Views: 14706

Getting a job with a MS in CS

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Since you express your desire to study Math in depth and your intense dislike for programming, I would suggest that you do a PhD in Mathematics. This way you will be able to go indepth into Math. If you are as good at Math as you say, you will soon be a sen...
by AbhiJ
September 30th, 2013, 10:10 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Developer -> Business Analyst = Kiss of Death ?
Replies: 16
Views: 9841

Developer -> Business Analyst = Kiss of Death ?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: ElysianEagleQuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJUnless you are at some of the major tech companies or have the skill set to be at one: either of BA/Dev have limited upside 200-300k USD at the maximum. Go the MFE/MBA route from a top tier instution if you plan to make some s...
by AbhiJ
September 23rd, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Voluntary redundancy
Replies: 22
Views: 10080

Voluntary redundancy

QuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyOh my God!Gym and friends are a distant memory.
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