DRW NYC vs. BAML NYC vs. Citadel Chicago

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What do you guys think?

DRW NYC would be commodities.
BAML NYC would be mortgages.
Citadel Chicago would be Options market-making.

Trying to make a decision. I feel like going to BAML keeps my options open the most for the future, but I'm pretty set on trading and think that's what I want to be doing with my life.

Comments (9)

Oct 25, 2010

Hmm Mortgage trading lately isn't the way to go...

I would take DRW Commodities -commodities will never die and you can take that knowledge to any firm, and all major trading firms will have a commodities desk. Commodities trading will never die out, you will always need it in hedging. Just my 2 cents.

Oct 25, 2010

Also forgot to mention, DRW has better health benefits than the other 2....and free catered breakfast and lunch everyday, you can't top that now can you....

Oct 25, 2010


Congrats on your offers!

Did you go to the superday for DrW last last weekend? When did you get the offer from them? Do you know who got an offer for Chicago?

Oct 25, 2010

Citadel has free breakfast and lunch too. But please don't base your decision on this.

Oct 25, 2010

BAML doesn't have free anything, besides dinner. (second hand knowledge!)

Oct 25, 2010

@ onemanwolfpack...I'm pretty sure he won't base the decision on that. My second comment was sarcastic.
But commodities at DRW is more solid then Mortgage at BofA.

Oct 26, 2010

@ trader 8 - Yes I went to the superday in Chicago last week. I heard back a few days ago. I am not sure who got the Chicago office offers, although to the best of my knowledge they are still notifying people of acceptances. My friend who interviewed for the NYC office didn't get it but they told him to go back this weekend for the next superday to interview for the Chicago office.

Good luck.

Oct 26, 2010

Hey thanks for your reply. So have you decided on which offer to take?

Nov 10, 2010