I knew nothing about finance, below 3.0 GPA from UIUC, and had no connections. But I made it. I found my way on to the trading floors in Chicago and eventually got hired at a top firm as a trader. I managed the European session for one of the largest fixed income options desks in the States. I recently took my experience to a startup prop firm where I am on track to be partner as we expand the business.
2 years Trading Assistant - CME Floor
2 years Trader - Top Firm
1 year Senior Trader - Startup
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Member @Knightshade shares his winding road to working at one of the top proprietary trading shops in the world. We cover how he continually took on a lot of risk and bet on himself. What he did when he was unemployed for months at a time - more than once in the first few years out of school - and how he prepared for the tricky brainteasers and mental math that can rattle even the most polished candidates.