New Graduate (Tough spot)

danishdanish

New Member
Hi guys,

So I only recently got introduced to this forum because I was very interested in becoming a financial engineering. It all started in the beginning of the freshmen year that I wanted to be a quant. However, as I move on I realize my chances of going to MFE school was slowly going through the drain throughout the years because I had to work 25-30 hours a week in order to support my cost of education(My parents only make 25k a year) and my mom is disabled. . As a result I am now graduting with a 3.14 gpa with a 330 GRE score with no relevant work experience. I have dual majors from Stonybrook University in Applied mathematics and Pure mathematics with a minor in computer science . (I honestly dont know if this means that much). I do however, have two research experiences with data science in freshmen year and natural language processing in sophomore year. Now I dont have a full time job and I am afraid that I cant possibly become a Quant or apply to top schools that I wanted to do since freshmen year. This is a really crappy situation with COVID-19 shutting everything down and on top of that I dont have any of the credentials. What should I do? Because I am really disheartened and depressed because I deep down feel like I should give up. But I also know that I shoudnt give up.
 

Michsund

Active Member
C++ Student
Hi guys,

So I only recently got introduced to this forum because I was very interested in becoming a financial engineering. It all started in the beginning of the freshmen year that I wanted to be a quant. However, as I move on I realize my chances of going to MFE school was slowly going through the drain throughout the years because I had to work 25-30 hours a week in order to support my cost of education(My parents only make 25k a year) and my mom is disabled. . As a result I am now graduting with a 3.14 gpa with a 330 GRE score with no relevant work experience. I have dual majors from Stonybrook University in Applied mathematics and Pure mathematics with a minor in computer science . (I honestly dont know if this means that much). I do however, have two research experiences with data science in freshmen year and natural language processing in sophomore year. Now I dont have a full time job and I am afraid that I cant possibly become a Quant or apply to top schools that I wanted to do since freshmen year. This is a really crappy situation with COVID-19 shutting everything down and on top of that I dont have any of the credentials. What should I do? Because I am really disheartened and depressed because I deep down feel like I should give up. But I also know that I shoudnt give up.
Bro your literally me. I was working construction while commuting 5 hours a day back and forth to stony. I was a double major eco and Ams and had a 3.40. I took a year off and worked on my self and got into a top school. Hit me up I can give you some advice
 
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