Harvard PhD -> Hedge Funds?
Current PhD student (biology/chemistry/medical sciences, not physics/math) at Harvard doing engineering-oriented research and went to a top target school for undergraduate (graduated with a 3.7-3.8 in engineering). Sick of the academia grind and want out. Anyone know if it's possible for PhDs to dropout and join a? Will my background preclude me from recruiting or do HFs just care about your potential/reasoning/skills (obviously abilities will correlate with experience in industry, but wondering if there is an intrinsic bias)? The Point72 Academy website makes it sound like you come in, get trained, then given the option to stay if you perform well. Is that an accurate assessment? Any advice/insight appreciated.