May sound like sour grapes, but I find it hilarious how capriciously they look for potential traders.
Ive heard a couple stories of undergrads, even art history majors, simplyat a they go to a top 5. I would have thought trading was different when it comes to this, but apparently its not.
While I have a undergrad in physics, masters in finance, am taking 2 courses, 1 from a actual successful hedgefund manager, the other a former head of derivatives at major oil company, banks and other hfs would rather take a much less qualified person from a school thats "ranked" in the top 10.
Its a free country, they can do what they want, but the should definitely not boast about hiring the best and the brightest. Its simply not true.
What else is funny is how impressive they are if the kid has a ameritrade account and spent some school time investing in stocks. Especially sell side, this has a 0 impact as his skill as a trader. Most people dont even understand the difference between trader and speculating/investing. Its hilarious
So here I am, someone who actually understands black Sholes, NOT just memorizes it, jobless simply because of the name of my school, and not my actual knowledge and talent.