Author Archives: Quant Career Guide

Looking for an Summer Internship? …

… then you should have started looking back in the summer! When I was an undergrad eons ago, we had the luxury of waiting until after winter break to begin looking for summer internship opportunities. Back then, nobody, save for … Continue reading

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Still Using Gmail? Time to Switch

As you probably already know, Google profiles and tracks its users to an unbelievable extent. Some reports have painted Google’s practice as akin to spying on private citizens. Gmail, in particular, is reported to read every word in every Gmail … Continue reading

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Etiquette of Reqesting Recommendation

In the last few years, more and more Wall Street employers have begun to ask candidates for written recommendations — especially of those candidates who are about to graduate or have just graduated from school. When asking an old professor … Continue reading

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‘Why Do You Want to Change Careers?’

In my book (paperback edition: http://bit.ly/quant2, $9.82; Kindle edition: http://amzn.to/quantkindle, $3.99), I give some advice for readers who are already working in a non-financial industry and who are looking to get into the quant industry, on how to answer the … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Logit in Excel

Sample Question #323 (Excel) We’re interested in implementing a logit model, but we only want to implement it in Excel using only its built-in tools. [That is, we’re not buying third-party add-ins for this.] Describe to me in general terms … Continue reading

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Kindle Edition Now Available!

Hi, guys!¬† After some delay, I’m now excited to announce that the Kindle edition of this book is now available, at http://amzn.to/quantkindle, for just¬†$5.99. The Kindle edition is an abridged version of the revised print edition (Abcot Press, 2010). Due … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning… of the Job Hunting Kind

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere and somewhere where there are four distinct seasons, spring is by now in the air. Besides enjoying the springtime weather and outdoor fun, or, like me, hiding indoors and trying to contain the … Continue reading

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