I am a sophomore at a target going for a quant gig at a boutique. The job mainly involves coding to help in -factors (i.e. not execution) in US equities.
I am worried that this will not be seen favorably during S&T SA 2021 recruiting - because it has little to do with analyzing the markets - as opposed to, say, fundamental L/S equity fund, where you have to keep up with what's going on in the markets (e.g. news, etc). To make matters worse, I am a math major and have little to show that I am actually interested in the markets (i.e. no investment clubs, no stock-pitch competitions).
How should I position myself and sell my experience in S&T SA 2021 recruitment? I was thinking of mentioning interest in e-and perhaps make a personal trading account. Also if it matters, I have past internships in Asset Liability Management at MM and Data Science at a boutique commodity trading house, and a shitty GPA of 3.3
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!