They came to my campus with a representative. The "internship" opportunity they presented was essentially to develop trading algorithms from your own home, and submit it to them online. If they like it, they might extend you a job offer...or not.
I can only compare the rep's attitude towards the whole thing as comparable to someone who drank the pyramid scheme kool aid. Something was off.
WorldQuant is a legit place however there is a high level of attrition among analysts & associates. I intervied with 'em some time ago and they throw some of the toughest math problems and even a MFE is hardly a prep for it. However, I wouldn't put any value on the WorldQuant University Program as content of the course is secondary to the brand equity of the granted diploma.
When you say you wouldn't put any value...as content is secondary -- Do you mean that WorldQuant's rep doesn't automatically add value or reputation to their MSFE program?
I'm not sure I follow exactly...
Long time lurker but I figure this is as good a time as any to chime in. I actually just got accepted into the WorldQuant MSFE and will be starting in a few weeks. I already have a MS in Data Analytics so I already have a taste of machine learning and R language but have no finance training (traditional or otherwise) and aspire to be in a quant related role, if not an actual quant. Reading through the WQU catalog it appears as though they aspire to have pretty robust career services/recruitment efforts to assist students as well as a goal to place students at some big name organizations.
It's a lot to share in this post, but for anyone interested it's on page 29 of 58 in the catalog they posted on their site: https://wqu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WorldQuant-University-Catalog-Volume-2-1_10_17.pdf
Once I get into the swing of the coursework, I'd be more than happy to update or answer questions.