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by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 5:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 24064

Interview

just go to the bathroom -- the one your boss doesn't use -- and sit in the toilet, make all the calls you want.
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant interview questions
Replies: 35
Views: 31673

quant interview questions

QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferent...well, you fail to understand BOTH, mathematical concept and underlying meaning. maybe i understood the most important thing: I could if I wanted to, but it's not worth the effort.
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 5:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. looking to get into the Quant business
Replies: 214
Views: 54479

Theoretical Physics Ph.D. looking to get into the Quant business

QuoteOriginally posted by: twofish if you absolutely hate any sort of code monkey job, then I really don't understand why you are reading this forum. i'm not a monkey but i like to go to the zoo to look at them.
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 2:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 31428

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerSpend some time with your children, you irresponsible ogre. Teach them how to sign up for food stamps and college grants. you can work those college fellowships until retirement age. Go through the entire systems of double major bachelors degree, a couple of maste...
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 2:08 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: An engineering phd asking career advice
Replies: 6
Views: 24764

An engineering phd asking career advice

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: isulszI am an engineering phd student in the fourth year and I plan to find quant finance-related job in 2011 in the US (might consider UK or Hong Kong also). But I am having confusions and hesitations about what I should do at this time. if you want to max your chances...
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 2:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Theoretical Physics Ph.D. looking to get into the Quant business
Replies: 214
Views: 54479

Theoretical Physics Ph.D. looking to get into the Quant business

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: twofishI got quizzed pretty hard on numerical general relativity. if they're asking you that, it's for their own amusement -- you are no longer under serious consideration. Interesting since I ended...
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "So, how do you boil an egg?"
Replies: 78
Views: 29159

"So, how do you boil an egg?"

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976I know a dude who can't drive a car and does not have a driving license at age 50+. He still became Dean at Kellog and just a few days ago he was formally appointed as the new Dean at INSEAD. People just have different priorities in life.what's your point? ...
by KackToodles
October 8th, 2010, 5:00 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: BSs in Math ,completed in 6 years
Replies: 8
Views: 23731

BSs in Math ,completed in 6 years

what are these "past circumstances?" Slowness?
by KackToodles
October 8th, 2010, 4:52 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant interview questions
Replies: 35
Views: 31673

quant interview questions

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: almostcutmyhairWhat's wrong with you guys? A filtration is just an increasing set of sigma-algebras on a probability space, that's it. Moreover, you say a filtration F is induced by a stochastic process X if every X_t is F_t measurable. but your definition just piles on...
by KackToodles
October 8th, 2010, 4:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant interview questions
Replies: 35
Views: 31673

quant interview questions

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999 exceptions, and yes many people working at IBs were not born in the US whop work there, but, factor out the dudes who come from US undergrad (anyone who can afford a US undergrad from a top tier school may as well be born in the US, and those who are the...
by KackToodles
October 8th, 2010, 4:47 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "So, how do you boil an egg?"
Replies: 78
Views: 29159

"So, how do you boil an egg?"

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Finance19871) Take an egg.2) Pour some water into a receptacle, and place the egg in the receptacle. Add some salt.3) Now, put the receptacle on the stove; Lit it now.4) After 5-10 minutes, the egg gets boiled. This is idiotic. Just put the egg in a warm oven or microwa...
by KackToodles
October 7th, 2010, 6:28 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant interview questions
Replies: 35
Views: 31673

quant interview questions

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: EscapeArtist999Believe me that is the prevailing attitude that people in IBs have, they just don't consciously know it.... Kack, remember not everyone can purchase the title of prince (i.e. buy an MBA) only a chosen few... i get the impression you've never been inside o...
by KackToodles
October 7th, 2010, 6:25 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 31428

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

QuoteOriginally posted by: LTrainI work because zeros in the checkbook give me a hard-on! there are much easier ways to get an erection that doesn't not involve wasting your life away inside a tall building 10-14 hours per day. Try viagra, for example.
by KackToodles
October 7th, 2010, 6:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant interview questions
Replies: 35
Views: 31673

quant interview questions

QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentLOL finally KrackDoodles attempted to answer a quantitative question and got exposed immediately. you harbor resentment, don't you?
by KackToodles
October 7th, 2010, 6:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "So, how do you boil an egg?"
Replies: 78
Views: 29159

"So, how do you boil an egg?"

how about you use the oldest trick in the book: pretend to like all the things the manager likes and then run after him at work wagging your tail and barking out compliments, yessir this, yessir that?
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