Preliminary Interview at Point72

I was recently invited to participate in a preliminary interview for the 2019 Summer Academy Program at Point72. I am wondering given my educational background what the entire process will be like. I am an economics major and have not been exposed to a ton of finance and accounting classes, so I am not sure if they would still require me to know a lot of technical questions. Obviously I can learn technical's, but that would be me memorizing an answer as opposed to me actually understanding the question asked. Also if anyone has any suggested materials to read or study that would be great too.

Thanks in advance

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May 30, 2018 - 5:18pm

Its for the academy program. in the academy program,

WEEK 1: Training Camp
Quickly learn the basic knowledge and skills you need to add value as an Analyst with the global intern class.

Financial modeling
Basic accounting
Team projects
Presentation training

^taken directly from the program overview

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Jun 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Had a nice talk with a short-only shop recently, we talked about Point72 and his advice was "I will never hire you if you work at Point72.. Steve Cohen is a bad guy and it shows your character if you want to work with people like that"

Keep the reputation of the fund in mind as you go through your process.

Whenever you're on the right path, the universe will shovel you shit, and you must turn it into compost
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Jun 12, 2018 - 1:11am

FWIW I think he's cleaned up a lot of past misdeeds of late. And point72 was part of his process of cleaning things up. I believe it's deisgned to train the next generation of traders in a style that won't rely on inside information.

He's clearly extremely passionate about trading.

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