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  • Junior Trader in PropTrad
Feb 3, 2021 - 1:55am

clearly you don't go to UCB/Cornell, because no way you'd include GT and UIUC with them if you did

yeah, cs/math is the most common major combination for quant/trading roles

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 3, 2021 - 5:22am

clearly you don't go to UCB/Cornell, because no way you'd include GT and UIUC with them if you did

Why do you say that? (I go to Princeton/UIUC/Harvard)

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Feb 3, 2021 - 11:54am

Say what you will about UIUC and Cal, but GT's CS program is just as good as Cornell's if not better. And you get to spend 4 years in ATL instead of Ithica.   

  • Junior Trader in PropTrad
Feb 3, 2021 - 11:57am

Berkeley's program is the best of the 4 listed schools without a doubt

For prop shops, you see pretty solid representation from both Cal and Cornell, some UIUC in Chicago shops too. Though there's some GT kids, far fewer than the 3 other schools (linkedin can verify this)

Feb 3, 2021 - 3:46pm

OP has asked this question many many times across here and reddit. Perhaps this is them trying to hide who they are?

To OP: major in CS, do a double major with math if and only if you enjoy it enough to maintain a high GPA. If you get some experience during your first couple summers you have a strong chance at FAANG internship/jobs. From there plenty of HFT shops will interview you for dev (from GATech you probably have a decent shot at getting HFT interviews even without FAANG experience tbh). Of course at interview stage they only care about performance.

There is a very viable path for you to get your start as a quant dev +-2 years of your graduation. It's completely on you whether or not you're willing to put in the work to maintain a strong GPA and nail interviews.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 1:10pm

Unless you want to be a software engineer, try to take as much difficult math as possible. You want the skill of being able to learn difficult abstract topics relatively quickly that only math gets you. Getting a CS minor will be enough to pass quant interviews/understand tools used in industry from a technical/performance perspective. Plus, doing a math degree makes getting into and doing grad school much easier if not simply being the only option.

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