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by bogracer
April 4th, 2007, 4:25 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Associations - both within industry and academic
Replies: 5
Views: 74964

Associations - both within industry and academic

If you're in the NYC area, IAFE is fantastic. They hold fairly regular meetings. The Columbia and NYU FE seminars also give good talks.
by bogracer
April 2nd, 2007, 6:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: CFA for Trading???
Replies: 29
Views: 85412

CFA for Trading???

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TiberiusThis question is also for anyone else who cares to comment (Martingale, Kack, ...). I'm genuinely curious, because to me, the most attractive feature of trading is having to make intelligent decisions under risk. So it's intellectually challenging and fast-paced...
by bogracer
March 27th, 2007, 9:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: SIG (Susquehanna) Trading assistant: 2nd round interview
Replies: 23
Views: 95645

SIG (Susquehanna) Trading assistant: 2nd round interview

How is "Bala Cynwyd" pronounced?
by bogracer
March 23rd, 2007, 2:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Re application
Replies: 6
Views: 76129

Re application

That this question is even being asked is disturbing. A clear, unambiguous question was asked by the bank. Then, an online forum is being asked whether it's OK to lie.
by bogracer
March 23rd, 2007, 6:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?
Replies: 12
Views: 77326

Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?

<t>It's unrealistic for you to know exactly what you want at this stage in your life (or any, for that matter). It's also unrealistic for you to hedge everything, IMO.FWIW, the best hedge against future states of the economy, changing interests, etc. is to do what you are passionate about, and be ab...
by bogracer
March 22nd, 2007, 8:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?
Replies: 12
Views: 77326

Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?

BTW, the best resource for understanding what life as a PhD student in science/engineering (at least in the US) is like is www.phdcomics.com. Everything there is *absolutely* true.
by bogracer
March 22nd, 2007, 6:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?
Replies: 12
Views: 77326

Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: jobiasThat's what I'm trying to find out. I don't really mind going for a PhD, I just want to know that it is the right thing to do (I really do enjoy physics, so it also affords a "backup plan" of sorts if I can't become a quant for some reason).Do you enjoy physics, o...
by bogracer
March 21st, 2007, 3:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?
Replies: 12
Views: 77326

Is this a good step towards becoming a quant?

You're planning to take a 5-7 year detour even though you know what you want... because you can't wait/find something else for a year? This sounds crazy.
by bogracer
March 21st, 2007, 8:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: why is US market correlated to chinese market
Replies: 39
Views: 77978

why is US market correlated to chinese market

Everything tends to be more correlated when going down.
by bogracer
March 19th, 2007, 4:10 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Rent in London
Replies: 27
Views: 78659

Rent in London

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by bogracer
March 19th, 2007, 4:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Rent in London
Replies: 27
Views: 78659

Rent in London

Don't forget the rail getting delayed for rain/snow/wind and the oh so dear "signal failure"...Just get into the office early -- catch the last night bus. They're quiet and fast and cheaper. Or even cheaper, ride a bike. Tower Bridge to Mayfair is 20 minutes pre-rush hour.
by bogracer
March 19th, 2007, 1:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Rent in London
Replies: 27
Views: 78659

Rent in London

Immediately south of Tower Bridge (Bermondsey) -- puts you near the Jubilee Line which is a straight shot to Canary Wharf. You'll pay about 1600-1700 GBP/mo for a small 2BR if you get one block away from the fancier warehouse conversions near the river.
by bogracer
March 11th, 2007, 12:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Should I "explain" how prestigious my grad school is?
Replies: 32
Views: 79442

Should I "explain" how prestigious my grad school is?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: hayesmyI've been looking for jobs for over a month now, and I did get one interview, but that was through a contact from Princeton. One call back from a HH that I never heard from again. At this point I've contacted about 6 different HH and have only heard back from tha...
by bogracer
March 8th, 2007, 8:54 am
Forum: Forum and Website Bugs and Suggestions
Topic: Recommendation engine
Replies: 0
Views: 78970

Recommendation engine

A recommendation, worth reading/not worth reading feature. Like digg.
by bogracer
March 7th, 2007, 8:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: An interview question
Replies: 46
Views: 80544

An interview question

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: pb273After the first 15 minutes I couldn't take it anymore, and I asked him that why don't we alternate where he asks one brainstormer to me and then I will ask him the next. He agreed, but after he failed the first two of my brainstormers, he started discussing finance...
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