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Landing A Quantitative Position Let me provide a quick background. I spent 10 years in the military (enlisted) and I am currently employed part-time as a data scientist for a software company (West coast) while I complete my PhD in economics full-time at a state school. Yes, I know this is not an ideal situation but I am married... 1 month 2 weeks
Critique Resume PleaseI will be sending my resume out within the week and I would appreciate any constructive feedback. Thank you in advance! 1 year 7 months
Are Free Markets the Correct Answer?I often find myself wondering why people believe that government intervention is the answer or better, why does the government believe it can solve problems better than society? What makes the government believe it can solve not only individual's problems but society's issues in general? In a... 2 years 2 months
Long Term Savings Through GoldNews about America’s economic decline continues to plague media outlets. Additionally, the purchasing power of the United States Dollar (USD) persistently weakens, yet nothing is accurately reported on how middle-class Americans can protect their wealth. Sure, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal... 2 years 3 months
Turkish ETF by iShares: TURThis ETF allows those who seek investment opportunities in the emerging market a rare opportunity, exposure to a top growing economy within the $5,000 to $25,000 per capita GDP range. The pros and cons with Turkey is its location to an unstable region. Do the potential returns associated with this... 2 years 3 months
Nigerian ETF Launched by Global-X Funds: NGEEarlier this month Global-X Funds offered their first single country ETF, NGE (Nigeria). This ETF allows those who seek investment opportunities in the frontier market a rare opportunity, early exposure to a rapidly growing economy. However, as most Americans know, Africa is strife with problems... 2 years 3 months
Microfinance Follow-UpLast week I posted a piece about the career benefits of utilizing outside the box finance jobs, to distinguish yourself from your peers. This week I wanted to provide a follow-up to some questions that were posed in the comments, hopefully being able to provide more insight into the microfinance... 2 years 3 months
Do Microfinance Opportunities Provide Anything...Students are constantly working to distinguish themselves from their peers in order to land that coveted entry level position at an Investment Bank, conducting Equity Research or performing Private Wealth Management. Yet these individuals are all performing the same tasks just slightly better... 2 years 4 months
The Failures That Lie With Socialized MedicineLately there have been numerous articles dedicated to how Obamacare is going to be received by businesses throughout the country. However, little attention has been given to how people will be affected by this small step towards socialized medicine. While eating dinner at a local grilled chicken... 2 years 4 months
The Complexity of SimplicityRecently I have been told that it takes only endurance, not any disenable talent to be considered a runner or an investment banker. This forced me to think about how the simplest concepts are often in fact highly complex. First, let me state that I am not an investment banker, I am a runner. Most... 2 years 4 months

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If you want to start an epic fantasy series read...If you want to start an epic fantasy series read 'The Way of the Kings' by Brian Sanderson. The second book is out well called 'Words of Radiance'. It is supposed to be a 10 book series so its a good time to get into. Granted I will admit each book thus far has been 1250+ pages but they are well... 1 month 1 week
Thank you for the response. Granted as I stated...Thank you for the response. Granted as I stated above not the answer I expected. Do you believe utilizing the quantitative background paired with programming I would find more interesting/challenging work as a data scientist compared to a quantitative role in finance? You also mentioned... 1 month 2 weeks
Not the answer I expected; recommending not...Not the answer I expected; recommending not working on Wall St. I will admit that my hours (as I was full-time prior to PhD) were excellent from my perspective. I worked between 35-45 a week (nothing over that ever) with 24 December to 2 January off every year plus additional vacation time.... 1 month 2 weeks
I believe this is a great project. However, aside...I believe this is a great project. However, aside from those individuals who will already tinker, we need parents to get their children involved with projects like these. By having children growing up tinkering with projects like this we could show them what engineering and computers are really... 2 months 3 weeks
flewbye: "jntheriot504" wrote:The negatives are...[quote="flewbye"]"jntheriot504" wrote:The negatives are spot on, could not have said it better myself. ~ former enlisted Air Force. Yeah, I think these problems are well known. But like I said, the positives for me have outweighed those negatives. I know 30 years from now when I am bragging to my... 2 months 3 weeks
The negatives are spot on, could not have said it...The negatives are spot on, could not have said it better myself. ~ former enlisted Air Force. 2 months 3 weeks
flewbye: "CF1988" wrote: I was a 670 GMAT, but I...[quote="flewbye"]"CF1988" wrote: I was a 670 GMAT, but I also know of veterans with lower GMAT's still get into target schools. My experience is that schools are more flexible with test scores for veterans. There needs to be other aspects of your application to offset a lower score, but for vets I... 2 months 3 weeks
flewbye: "jntheriot504" wrote:Thanks for your...[quote=flewbye]"jntheriot504" wrote:Thanks for your service(usually trying to fly me into some sort of geographic feature or another airborne machine!) and good luck to you.[/quote] It is tough business trying to surf the internet and perform air traffic control. 2 months 4 weeks
I am former military myself though I was on the...I am former military myself though I was on the other side of the radios (air traffic control). I know you are going to B-School but have you thought of 'data science'? It is highly technical and constantly challenges you intellectually. Additionally, solid work/life balance and pays well (90 -... 3 months 7 hours
I was in the military for eleven years as an air...I was in the military for eleven years as an air traffic controller; currently employed now as a data scientist. Personally, I would not recommend the military to anyone as it has become a political game where our mission was dictated by Washington and not from a 'protecting/serving' your country i... 3 months 4 weeks