New Poster Here. I'm finishing a bachelor's in chemistry from a decent (non-ivy) private school in May (3.7 GPA). Did two internships in the field over the past 2 years and hated it. This past summer I helped my brother (a trader) and got to know the financial risk management guys at his firm well. Long story short, I want to go into FRM. Problem is I've been applying to risk management jobs all year and no interviews or offers.

I got into a top-50 public school near my home where I can complete a second bachelors in two semesters. Question is, is it worth it? Also, what major might help me the most - I was thinking Statistics or Engineering? What kind of competition am I looking at to get into FRM?

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No, with your background your better off getting a Master's degree in finance at a more prestigious school

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well its only a year, and if it's cheap then go for it. It's not a guarantee that it will help but its possible.


how do you intend to spin your chem major as something lucrative for your employer?


Apply for some of the one year MSc Finance programs, if you don't get in you can use this as a fallback option


i heard guys form Doostang said MBA is very useful, and i don't think a second degree would help.


go for a masters.

I ave 2 bachelor degrees, all beit mine are very similar (banking and finance) and (accounting), so really was a waste of time and I dont think it gavce me any advantage. Yours could help, since they will be so different. But I reckon go for the masters rather, and dingus such as myself can get a bachelor

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