QuoteOriginally posted by: Nikkei I wouldn't be able to find what I want in the quant field.A lot depends on what you want. I found what I wanted. Trouble is, what I want is likely to be quite different from what you want. Get the job. Get your foot in the door, and then move around.QuoteAs I said above, I am not at all sure that even the "most quantitative" firms, like D.E. Shaw, are what they seem to be. And even if they were, there aren't many of them.The solution is to get a job, work somewhere. If you like it, keep doing it. If you don't, move.Also one thing that I like about finance is that different firms and even different parts of firms have radically different cultures so that you can usually find somewhere that you can fit in. There's a group of people that sit not very far from where I sit, and their social dynamics is very, very different from the group that I'm in.
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