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alexrem
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Internships Question

November 4th, 2010, 6:38 pm

I am a junior at the University of Toronto looking for an internship for the summer of 2011. I know the Toronto financial jobs market is quite big, but I am interested in working in New York.Large investment banks and hedge funds have started accepting applications for internships, but the selection process for interviews doesn't happen until January. Would you recommend applying now, or in late December?Ideally I would like an internship in the quant field. To get that kind of internship, what kind of technical skills would you recommend to develop? I have implemented relatively basic multifactor equity models using VBA and R, but I know C++ is very useful in the field as well. Would your recommend any specific models/financial algorithms that I should know how to implement to get an internship?Finally, would you recommend just e-mailing various small hedge funds and quant shops?Thanks.
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