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Recent content by physEcon

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    Salary comparison btw Baruch and olin.wustl

    If you draw that conclusion you should not be a quant.
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    College Freshman - What can I be doing right now?

    See if anyone in the econ or finance depts needs a research assistant. RAs with programming skills are quite valuable. Also start scheduling informational interviews with people in industry. And get to know the juniors and seniors. They will be in a prime position to help you network when...
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    a non-trivial R problem

    This post might help too: http://www.r-bloggers.com/what-are-the-most-popular-bike-routes-in-london/
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    Ask Ellen - Job Hunting and Career Development Advice

    99% of the time I would say this is true, but if one gets another offer that is much, much better then one should discuss that with both employers, but Don't start an auction! And if you're not sure the new offer is sufficiently better, then it is definitely not. Ellen Reeves, How long do you...
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    Distance problem

    Isn't that assuming that the uphill and downhill parts have the same slope?
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    Quick question about internship recruiting

    The funny thing is that the cold-call is lower risk in my opinion. There is no record. If you send a really bad email then you get forwarded around the office (maybe world) as a joke!
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    Where to buy a SUIT

    Senior is exactly the way I would describe their core customer base. ;) I had a salesperson at JAB tell me to come back in ten years!
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    Quick question about internship recruiting

    Search early and search often. Network network and network.
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    Our best traders spend a lot of their time pounding away writing code

    If you legitimately have all those skills then you won't need a HH.
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    joint MSFE/MBA degrees program... is it worth it?

    Did you try searching this yet on the forum?
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    Why people do this?

    Truth be told quant finance jobs aren't all what they used to be. That being said, they still beat most other jobs out there, especially for young people.
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    MFE in Texas?

    If you're interested in energy trading then definitely take a look at the MBA programs at Rice, UT, UH, A&M. If you're dead set on a quant role then check out Georgia Tech's QCF program - that's what they call their FE program. GA Tech is not too far from Texas and has a large network of...
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    What books are you currently reading?

    Slowly making my way through The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. Really drives home what an incredible place Bell Labs was.
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    is predicting the stock price a quant's job?

    To beg the question, how do you define "quant"? ;) Is a quant the same as a financial engineer? Try this post: https://www.quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/ particularly the first reading.
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    Possibilities of RA-ship in quantitative finance

    Georgia Tech offers Graduate Assitantships. That can be either working for a prof doing research or grading papers. Additionally a few schools offer fellowships where you get money but you don't even have to work! Check out post number 7 here...