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  1. Ilya W

    What books are you currently reading?

    Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen #5) Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson ;)
  2. Ilya W

    2018 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    My guess it is very hard to give arguments when all numbers are right in-front of your eyes. Great job Andy! The only discussion we can have is how much weight should be there for peer assessment score or selectivity score ( just imho there are too much :) ) .
  3. Ilya W

    What Quants make what money?

    In the article, it is said: "Anyway, here’s what we know about the base salaries (not including any bonuses)"
  4. Ilya W

    2018 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Andy, I surprised that Princeton with 100/100 job placement ratio is only 5th. Is it because of peer assessment score is lower than for other programs?
  5. Ilya W

    What Quants make what money?

    Hey guys, just came across this article regarding pay base in top seven New-York hedge funds... Here's what seven top New York hedge funds pay
  6. Ilya W

    Different types of quants

    dhruvk, read What do quant do ? A guide by Mark Joshi. You can find all info about different type of quants there.
  7. Ilya W

    7.8 Credit Risk Methodology Quantitative Analyst

    Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions: Gayle Laakmann McDowell: 9780984782802: Books
  8. Ilya W

    2017 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I think a lot of guys working on risk side might disagree with you :) Again just for me, quality job == job that allows you to live by your own standard (which of course very subjective)
  9. Ilya W

    2017 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    To say true, totally disagree with that statement. Just tell me please which employer with "bad quality" can pay you more than 100K on average? Also just IMO selectivity is kind of very biased estimator. But in any case average GRE score for all top programs is almost the same so does not...
  10. Ilya W

    2017 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    you can find it here: GRE was 15% as it is in the 2017 Just IMHO, I would put even more weight into the placement success because at the end it is the only unbiased component.
  11. Ilya W

    What kind of music do fellow quants listen to?

    Hehe, used to play rhythm/support guitar in couple of Goth metal band but now no time at all, may be when kids go to college :)
  12. Ilya W

    What kind of music do fellow quants listen to?

    I see a lot of metal guys here :) My favorite ones: Within Temptation/Sonata Arctica/Nightwish/Lacrimosa/Delain/Amaranthe (mostly Symphonic metal)
  13. Ilya W

    Help me choose between two offers for summer internship (Europe)

    super_adun, DO what is better for YOU, and I do not think you are a dick becuase of that. Do not think that they will not find another candidate if you decide to let them go. You were fair with them letting them know that you have another interview going on, but they forced you to give them a...
  14. Ilya W

    NYU-Poly Rejection

    Francis, the problem is I graduated a long time ago (back in 2007) a lot has changed since that times :) I knew about poly certificate only, and now it is closed. So I just look at the schools you were trying to get into and look if there is any certificate available. I think you can do the same ;)
  15. Ilya W

    NYU-Poly Rejection

    Looks like you are right. They closed it. What about same approach in Columbia? Looks like though it just an advanced math classes... try to find out what are the chances to get into their MSFE after that.
  16. Ilya W

    NYU-Poly Rejection

    Just as suggestion, try to check their Financial Engineering Certificate program I think they might give you a chance to enroll there and if you are really good transfer to master program after. Not sure...
  17. Ilya W

    Game of Thrones

    I really love both seasons of Game of Thrones by HBO but to enjoy this show you have to read the books first (just my 2 cents :) ). I had to admit that all actors are an exellent fit for their book prototypes (especially Tyrion and Daenerys) and that show going step by step after Martin script...
  18. Ilya W

    Where to buy a SUIT

    I bought mine KK in Lord&Taylor couple of years ago. Original price was 700$, the sale was 20% + coupon 25% + open credit card with them 20% so the final price with 65% discount was 245$ :) Be smart ... :)
  19. Ilya W

    From a Goldman Sachs Quant interview

    Hey Lighty, darth is right, let say 1st mice drink from 1st bottle, 2nd from second, and both of them from third. So you can check three bottles, but if after 24 hour none of mice is dead it means that poisoned bottle was 4th one :) it is indeed 2^n power problem, I got similar on my interview...
  20. Ilya W

    Username change request thread

    Hey Andy, could you change my username to ilyaw77? Thanks.