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    Allston Trading

    I have a phone interview with Allston Trading coming up, does anyone have any tips or relevant info/articles? (specific to Allston, that is; I've had a few phone interviews with different firms before)
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    Last Atlantis Capital Management / Phoenix IBFO

    Much appreciated, PM sent.
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    Last Atlantis Capital Management / Phoenix IBFO

    I'm 2/3rds of the way done with this MSMF program at BU. My technical skills are alright; I'm surrounded by geniuses though so I might be underestimating my abilities. Yeah its not a great thing, but whats better for this summer: this internship, or working for my dad, an independent financial...
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    Last Atlantis Capital Management / Phoenix IBFO

    I'm really interested in becoming a trader. I found a 5 year old list of trading firms and applied for many of them. Today I got a call from John B. of Phoenix IBFO, asking me to come to Chicago for an interview. The internship would be unpaid, but I would apparently be coding and trading their...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    yeah but what should I expect from a class called "ISE 563 | Financial Engineering" thats so vague and theres no clarification anywhere. Above that is: "Click on these icons next to a course name for more information:" then nothing. (theres an icon below it about distance learning, but its clear...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    Alright well I decided to go to BU, but I finally got an email back from USC and I figured I'd share it. Also I should note that I tried unsuccessfully to find the answers to all of these questions on the website. I also called, and the secretary said she was going to connect me with the FE...
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    USC, Claremont, or BU better for algorithmic trading prep?

    thank you onthesc, thats exactly what I was looking for. Looks like I'm a future BUer!
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    USC, Claremont, or BU better for algorithmic trading prep?

    yeah, I wish I could It's really tough having poker as my only job and going on a big downswing though. Really stressful. Also if the legal landscape changes or play becomes too difficult (due to bad players quitting) then I'm old, degree-less, and resume-less. Not a good plan. Also its not...
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    So, what's more now?

    I got offered a 12k scholarship to the BU MSMF (equivalent to MFE) with a 800Q, 500V, and a 3.38 GPA fwiw. Really to get a 800 just take the GRE a few times unofficially by yourself or in a (free) Kaplan proctored testing environment. They run free tests every so often at the Kaplan office at...
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    USC, Claremont, or BU better for algorithmic trading prep?

    What would you recommend I do (now or during my education) to prepare for such a career path?
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    USC, Claremont, or BU better for algorithmic trading prep?

    I'm not completely sure on my career path right now, but in trying to decide between USC, BU, and Claremont I was wondering if either program shines in certain aspects such as alg trading, since so far it looks like the most fun (I like programming) Maybe this doesn't happen, but is there a...
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    Statistically happy quants, mostly, except maybe model validation

    Does anyone have a link or resource I can draw on about what exactly each of these jobs entail? Also, I'm trying to decide between USC, Claremont, and BU, any ideas about which programs best prepare for which jobs?
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    do you think that this is a fair assessment? Also, what do you know about the differences in the programs as far as what type of job I would be best prepared for? Does either have more of a focus on programming for example? Is there a place where I can see what types of jobs BU graduates go into...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    do you need me to go do the tracker now? I'm looking for some clarification on the state of the BU program...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    I applied to those 3, UCLA, NYU (both rejected), U of M, and Baruch (both not considered due to recommenders not turning in recommendations in time) I didn't do any of the tracking, sorry
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    thanks for trying to help, but this isn't the kind of input I'm looking for. If you have reasons why USC is bad, please elaborate. do you mean that it depends in what geographical location I want to work? I REALLY want to go to LA, I think it would be amazing, but I've been talking with my...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    I'm domestic, just graduated from Michigan State. I'm planning on starting an online poker site (not based in the US, wouldn't even allow US customers due to the current legal climate), with some distinguishing characteristics that I believe would place it into an untapped niche (can't really...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    although I should note that I have a 3.39 undergrad GPA with 800Q 500V, and the only reason I wasn't considered for U of M or Baruch because my recommenders didn't make the deadlines, so I could take a year and reapply. (Although I was rejected from UCLA and NYU, so if those are just as...
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    Accepted! BU, Claremont, or USC?

    I'm trying to decide between those 3 schools before BU's 1k deposit due on the 25th. I was offered a 30% fellowship to CGU, a 12k scholarship to BU, and a congratulations from USC. I've searched these forums and have found some conflicting views... I'm under the impression that BU has a better...
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    Second Edition - A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering

    is there a way to get it at this price now "FE Press Price: $43.40 (List Price: $62)" or was that just at launch?
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    Baruch MFE Baruch problem: anything I can do?

    Before the correspondence above, yes. I sent this ______________ Message: Hi, I recently applied to the MFE program and I received an email that said "At this time your application still remains incomplete. This is to notify you that your application has now become deactivate." I'm confused as...
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    Baruch MFE Baruch problem: anything I can do?

    So I applied to Baruch in early March, and had already asked my calculus professor Dr. Nagy to write me a letter of recommendation in December. He neglected to send the recommendation in by the 18th, so I got an email from Baruch telling me that my app was incomplete . I reminded him, he sent in...
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    Essay on ethics for Rutgers

    I'm looking for some feedback on this essay, it's interesting and not too long ^_^ I did it in sort of a narrative style, should I make a note that this conversation is paraphrased or is that so obvious it doesn't need a note? the exact question is "Identify an ethical dilemma you have faced and...
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    seeking help with my personal statement (long)

    thanks for the responses I'm just looking for a general "this paper should focus more on X." or "You talk about Y for too long" or "this part isn't important at all" not "this comma is in the wrong place" or "I think you should find a synonym instead of ____"
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    seeking help with my personal statement (long)

    oh come on, 55 views and no responses? anyone? any questions?
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    seeking help with my personal statement (long)

    Hi, I'm trying to apply to a bunch of programs, and I started with U of M's, and wrote this with their specifications, which are listed in two different places. One is "The applicant should provide a 1.5-2 pages, 1.5 spaced, 12 pt font, statement addressing the following questions: Why the...
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    Here are my qualifications, to which programs should I apply?

    I'm pretty sure I could get into at least one university in the top 20, you don't think thats worth it? like florida state has their requirements listed as 700/400 and 3.0 GPA so it looks like I could def get in there at least, are you floccinaucinihilipilificating their program?
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    Here are my qualifications, to which programs should I apply?

    Hey, this is my first post. These forums seem helpful so I'm hoping to get some feedback as to what my safety/reach schools are. Hopefully posting my grades below will be helpful, I don't know if a raw GPA is enough or if schools focus on specific aspects of a transcript... I'm a Michigan State...
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