I'm in my late 30s, currently a master's student in computer science (department ranked #28 in the U.S.). I have nearly 10 years' of web development experience and my goal is to work as a quantitative strategist oror . I've applied to over 50 companies via my school (OCR and careernet), but have had only firms (one is literally just 2 people) contact me. The first decided to go with another applicant and I have an interview with the second one next week.
Is it normally this hard just to land an interview? I've attached my resume. I don't think it looks that bad and I feel it should have opened up more opportunities than what I've gotten so far.
There is a possible chance of transferring to the math dept at my school (ranked #10 in the U.S.) and doing a master's in math instead. Would that improve the chances of getting an interview for strats or structuring?
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