4/24/09

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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4/24/09

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

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4/24/09

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.

4/24/09

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

4/24/09

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

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5/12/09

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

5/12/09

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