I discovered this forum a few days ago and have been browsing it since. It appears that most users are from a purely finance/economics background, but I hope I can still get valuable opinions on this.
I am a junior Computer Science major & business minor, but would really love to work on Wall Street eventually. Things like building trading systems and financial modeling sound really interesting. Full time positions related to these things - like quantitative development - require years of experience and a phd, though.
I currently have an internship for this summer with a large mutual fund as a developer for mobile applications. After I graduate, though, I would like to pursue a position that will lead me more on the path of wall street. An internship in a financial institution is a start, but will not really help much in my opinion since I will still be blind of the business half of the company. It seems like there is nothing that I can pursue that will help me! Bloomberg seems to be the only company hiring entry-level positions for what I want, but most of these employees come straight from Bloomberg's equivalent internship program which I just discovered.
How can I gain relevant experience? Is there anything I can do on my own to gain experience that will help me get into Wall Street as a CS major? Should I just continue doing purely technical work in financial institutions until I can get a Masters/PHD