While I know most people on this forum have no interest in IT jobs even if they are in finance, there may be someone with my background who would be interested in my story.
Department: Technology - I would say this is MO at my firm if you work on investment related software, and if you are tech support/networking etc.
No BS/BA - Attended a Canadian university as a math major and dropped out in 2006 due to personal issues. I am however an American citizen and went to Canada because it was cheap.
I have been working in technology since 2008.
- 200bil+ AUM
I started working as a contractor for a financial firm in 2013.
After working as a contractor for about 8/9 months I inquired about becoming an employee and within a year or so of working as a contractor I became an employee.
My responsibilities went from a just programming to working with theto create software for analysts and PMs, as well as managing these projects. I also got everything I could have asked for regarding benefits, pay and title. Of course, I work more than I used to and have a lot more responsibility. I enjoy this though and it is what I want.
Currently, I am studying for the Level 1 CFA exam this June. I honestly enjoy a lot of the CFA material. I am surprised at how much of the L1 material I am familiar with.
You can ask about my personal issue I would rather do so via private message. It does give perspective to my story, but I would prefer to not broadcast it everywhere.