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    The Hollow Men of Financial Engineering

    Do you mean "retaining the morbid obsession with BS PDE"?
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    The Hollow Men of Financial Engineering

    This article makes less sense than your other one. How do those three three principles characterize a professional? And what singer sounds the same at every concert?
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    The State of Financial Engineering

    I love the ass-kicking, name-taking style of this article. I feel much better for sitting out the MFE after reading this. (I hope you're right to make me feel so.) My only question or disagreement is this: who thinks they'll be making deals with a quant masters? Even from my unknowledgeable...
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    My study experience, MFE internship and job offers

    Congratulations Joy, good luck with the next phase of the job search.
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    The Coming Glut of Financial Engineers

    Not surprising. I was just reading what a scam law degrees are in the NYTimes and MFE degrees / CQF have the exact same characteristics. Twenty-somethings who think they're smart and have heard that a degree in X will make them wealthy. Every admissions person I've asked from either CQF or...
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    How to Prepare for Financial Engineering Programs, Part 2

    Joy, why did you choose MFE over CQF?
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    What type of quant jobs I may fit in better?

    Sameer, that is tremendous help on the information you compiled, and that is not just for me! I recently had a chat with a recruiter and got the contact info of someone he placed before. The guy happened to attend the same MFE program with me. Networking is quite essential, and it gets built...
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    What type of quant jobs I may fit in better?

    Sameer, thanks! You advise sure helps a lot. By seeking opinions from the experienced, I am at a conclusion that my background would fit better for hedge fund or prop trading where significant amount stats modeling are involved. I believe that is also something I would highly enjoy. As you...
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    What type of quant jobs I may fit in better?

    Yes, searching the job ads can certainly help conclude the areas currently in high demand. I am eagerly awaiting some insights from the experienced on the financial industrial movement or shift of demand for quant skills for years to come, etc.. I know for stats in particular, high frequency...
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    What type of quant jobs I may fit in better?

    Thanks :) Then what are generally considered to be the "hot" areas in quant finance nowadays? and what will potentially be high demanded areas in quant finance in a few years?
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    What type of quant jobs I may fit in better?

    Hi Alain, I will start with UChicago. My understanding is that there are a lot more you have learn on top of the curriculum offered any MFE program, so now I want to focus on a few particular items that may supplement my background better. I may want to hit the market anytime throughout the...
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    What type of quant jobs I may fit in better?

    I have a MS in applied math and Phd in Statistics, and I am about to take part-time MFE courses in a good fin math program. My questions are: 1. what type of quant jobs I may fit in better with stats backgrond? I can think of quantitative portfolio management ( i know this area is relatively...
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    COMPARE Columbia FE or Chicago FM (stats Phd)?

    Yuriy, thanks for compiling the list comparision among the two programs. It was very excellent effort. -Wallst1000
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    COMPARE Columbia FE or Chicago FM (stats Phd)?

    Yuriy, that is what I wanted to accomplish: getting your foot into the door. I believe I need to still try harder. I am taking CFA level I in June just to get the knoweldge. Will start working on C++ and SDE after that. As a Phd I think I can more of focus on some areas of finance with the...
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    COMPARE Columbia FE or Chicago FM (stats Phd)?

    Thank Alain and Yuriy, you are both correct :) quantitative PhDs do not always need a MFE for entering into the quant finance field. However, I have seen a few quantitative PhDs already in the field taking courses at NYU or CMU part time just in aim to move into a quality finance position...
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    COMPARE Columbia FE or Chicago FM (stats Phd)?

    Can someone please provide some light on which of the two programs may be more beneficial (short term and/or long term)? My background: Stats Phd (US) + Math BS (China) Chicago MSFM vs Columbia MSFE: 1. a math-intense program that may benefit somone in the long-run? "finance is the...
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