Category Archives: Advice and Tips

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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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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Get Ready for Openings

A belated happy new year! It’s January again, which means financial investment firms like banks and hedge funds will be paying out their year-end (from 2010) bonuses soon. (The actual bonus figurse were disclosed to employees back in the 4th … Continue reading

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Questioned About Surfing Habit

The following story came from a friend whom I ran into recently: “I had a job interview with [a large investment bank] last month and one of the managers asked me what kinds of websites I regularly¬†visited. At first I … Continue reading

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