I know this has been posted on before (trust me I've read them all over the last 2 hours), but most of them are outdated or not specifically what I'm looking for. Anyway, here is my question:

I am an undergrad at a non-target school studying Psychology. I do have some decent business experience (intern with a local consulting/PE firm), a business minor, and a solid GPA, but I don't have an extensive background in finance, accounting, or anything of the sort. Somehow I got a first round phone interview with DE Shaw though for a finop summer position. I'm trying to prepare well for the interview but I can't tell if it is going to be all behavioral or if I should focus on studying for some technical questions. I've heard mixed opinions thus far.

Does anyone have any insight on the matter? Thanks.

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Behavioral only. Almost all 1st round phones are like this, even more so for a summer (and ops!) position.

Weakness/Strength/Teamwork/Hard situation/etc

Memorize a few youll be good.


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