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  2. So I'm a sophomore econ and math major at a target school, and I've been aiming for banking since the start of college. I'm now sitting here with a summer 2020 IBD offer at a good BB and completely doubting myself. This semester in college ...

    54 comments17 Apr 2019 -

  3. Hey boys, I am a senior at a non-target and I just received an offer from a well-known middle market. Very excited about the offer. Now my focus is standing out amongst my analyst class. In school I took a CS class which taught me some basic VBA for excel ...

    80 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  4. Blah Blah Blah I'm at Umich, first year here, now is the time for me to apply to Ross or fuhgetaboutit... Right now I'm heavily leaning towards majoring in CS What I am interested in:- trading-programming-consulting The problem: obviously CS wou ...

    61 comments27 Jan 2012 -

  5. Hi, I recently got my college decisions and then joined this forum. Sadly, I only applied to a few good targets and didn't get great results from them. I got into Computer Science at the University of Washington (limited to 80 students & ranked a ...

    63 comments15 Apr 2011 -

  6. The US only has 10,000 CS graduates a year when software engineering is the future. Machine learning is set to be a lucrative industry. I wonder what a post MBA from a top school would make even if he joined a firm like this, worked his two years off as a ...

    27 comments1 Sep 2014 -

  7. I'm thinking of doing a dual degree at the U Pennsylvania in computer science bachelor of applied science and Wharton finance. I plan on doing S&T at some BB. A dual degree is really hard though. Is this combination worth the work? Will interview ...

    27 comments23 Mar 2018 -

  8. (Re wrote to dissolve any confusion my initial post was unclear) I have an interview with Booz Allen Hamilton strategy consulting and one with Deloitte Technology Consulting (if it makes you feel better call it IT advisory). I may decline Deloitte tech al ...

    27 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  9. Hi, I am currently a rising junior at UPenn currently majoring in comp sci. After taking a finance/accounting class and looking into IB, I realized I enjoy the topic and am allured by the finance sector's room for growth (as opposed to tech). I' ...

    17 comments25 May 2017 -

  10. Which degree is more applicable to trading: math or computer science? If I major in math, then I can choose concentrations such as statistics or mathematical finance. If I major in computer science, I can probably also get a stats minor if I bust my ass. ...

    20 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  11. GS Entrepreneurs

    Investment Banking

    Should I enroll in GS 's entreprenuarial deposit series? Investment Banking CS major sales and trading Economics math target computer science schools econ Comp Sci econ/math Salary ...

    26 comments16 May 2013 -

  12. Double major or major + minor?

    Job Search Advice

    Hi everyone- ...

    19 comments2 Sep 2014 -

  13. Using Coding for Mundane Tasks

    Investment Banking

    So I'll be starting full time in the summer doing banking, and have a lot of time on my hands second semester. I remember for my summer stint, there were alot of tasks that I felt could have been done through code (ie. pulling logos from google, etc. ...

    11 comments13 Nov 2017 -

  14. Hey WSO, I know there have been a couple similar threads (The one with the Wharton and some previous Waterloo DD w. S&T threads) but I still want some opinion, etc. I plan on going to the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University double de ...

    19 comments31 Mar 2011 -

  15. CS makes no sense to me but, IB they say you make lots of money. CS seems harder...but here is my question Why are the salaries so low? They say for CS you will make 70K out of grad, and like 100-200K after 10 years. And for IB you will make 100k out of g ...

    14 comments21 May 2014 -

  16. Hello, I am getting ready to pref desks for Sales and Trading at a BB bank. The program rotates around sales and trading, however, I was told that most of the trading desks require a computer science/quant background, or at a minimum, to have strong progr ...

    10 comments27 Feb 2017 -

  17. A recent article by Norman Matloff from Bloomberg argues that although software engineering jobs are extremely attractive in salary right out of the gate, that attractiveness diminishes rapidly by the age of 40, as employees lose relevance and are tossed ...

    11 comments23 Apr 2012 -

  18. Hello, I was wondering what sort of career options and internships would be available for an undergraduate with a dual degree in business from Ross and a Computer Science major from the University of Michigan? I would definitely prefer to do more with my ...

    12 comments21 Nov 2014 -

  19. Hello all i am a highschooler and I am looking to dual major in CS and Finance. I hear to have great high paying finance jobs you must do something different from the crowd. I am also looking for working hard at a good company(dont know if that is managem ...

    12 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  20. Does anyone know an easy way to mass query Rotten Tomatoes, similiar to how you would to a SQL database? So for instance if I have a list of 1000 movie titles and want to quickly pull up their Rotten Tomoatoes ratings or any other data fields (year releas ...

    12 comments16 Aug 2012 -

  21. Hi, I have a 3.0 in computer science at an Ivy. Last semester I got an "F" in a computer science course (taken again and received an A-)- I partied too hard that semester...really stupid. Anyway, my GPA slumped to a 2.5 before I received 4.0s al ...

    12 comments15 Nov 2009 -

  22. Physics vs CS vs EE

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, new user, but I spend a lot of time crawling around here. I am interested in going into Investment Banking as a career, and I am currently in the process of exploring college (Current Senior in HS). I am pretty good at math, I enjoy programming, a ...

    9 comments11 Jan 2016 -

  23. I am an Economics major at a state school. My school isn't heavily recruited to say the least. I am choosing my minors right now and I have narrowed it down to 2 choices. Economics Major with a minor in Finance and another minor in "Law and Poli ...

    11 comments19 Jan 2011 -

  24. Startup tech jobs

    Other Industries

    What would be best to do for a sophomore summer if I hope to work for a startup after graduation? I'm a CS major. Continue working on a mobile app startup and launch mid summer or go for an internship at a F500 tech company? startup computer science ...

    10 comments27 Mar 2013 -

  25. Hey everyone, I'm currently an undergrad at a Canadian target. My long term goal career goal is hedge funds although I'm not ruling out any other finance career, especially for the first few years (ER, S&T or IB). I want to graduate with som ...

    8 comments17 May 2016 -

  26. Stanford MBA with MS in Computer Science

    Business School and GMAT

    Just to know, as I have some doubts, To be elegible for the MS in CS, do you need a STEM/ CS undergrad degree? MBA Stanford computer science joint degree Salary ...

    9 comments2 Apr 2013 -

  27. This is my first post on WSO, so I apologize for any naivete. I am currently a senior in high school and have just received my final admissions decisions. Out of the schools that I have been accepted into, I am deciding between Penn (CAS) and Georgetown ( ...

    8 comments1 Apr 2015 -

  28. DePaul vs. IIT vs. Loyola in MS CS for prop trading, etc. How are these three schools viewed in the trading /banking community in chicago area? I am thinking about getting a MS in Computer science to get more experience in quant. I had a econ and math deg ...

    9 comments27 Feb 2011 -

  29. Me: School: Non-target- rank 50 ~ 75 Major: Computer Science, honors program GPA: 3.4x/4.00 Major GPA: 3.6x/4.00 I've grown tired of the profession that I am destined to have with my current major. But as a senior, I don't have time to get an in ...

    8 comments29 Feb 2016 -

  30. Recently I've been enamored with programming bootcamps (yes, they're a thing). Programming bootcamps are weeks-long programs that focus on getting you from newbie to junior developer in that time period. The best programs then turn your junior d ...

    8 comments6 Apr 2013 -

  31. So people have said that CS is the best major for trading. I've mostly read that it's because of the programming experience that comes along with it. I'm just wondering if any quantitative major would be enough if you have some programming ...

    8 comments22 Oct 2011 -

  32. Junior Prepared for banking?

    Investment Banking

    So I am a junior at Rutgers Univeristy and wanted to know how to spin my experience and major towards banking firms.... Major: Math & Comp Sci Dual...3.95 GPA Experience: Junior year: Intern: PwC Advisory Intern: Johnson & Johnson IT Finance Sophm ...

    8 comments3 Mar 2011 -

  33. Software engineer--> MBA?

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm a 25 year old software engineer who recently gained an interest in finance. I could obtain an MBA from a school such as Kellogg, Haas, Ross, or Booth. I would stay inside the technology field (Silicon Valley) but move to management. Is it worth i ...

    7 comments17 Feb 2014 -

  34. Which major is good for Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Private Equity, Hedge Fund and Capital Markets 1st job; career; Finance; Banking advice; united states; IBD; investment banking; analyst Computer Science/Finance Finance and computer science m ...

    5 comments30 Jul 2016 -

  35. Math/CS or Engineering?

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to decide where to apply ED (since I'm an athletic recruit): Amherst College or Harvey Mudd College in LA. I would like to have the option of working on the east coast after I graduate. At Amherst, I'm thinking I� ...

    4 comments21 Oct 2017 -

  36. So I'm having a bit of a dilemma: Deciding if I should go to a master's program or straight into the quant workforce and if so, which department. A little background. I am a fairly competitive student, but attend a definite non-target state scho ...

    5 comments8 Jun 2011 -

  37. The Waterloo CS Advantage

    Business School and GMAT

    This one is for the Canadian monkeys still in high school. It's coming from a Canadian perspective and focuses on Canadian schools. I'm about to graduate from Waterloo computer science and start full-time at a large hedge fund in the United Stat ...

    4 comments11 Apr 2016 -

  38. . computer science Economics college majors cognitive science major choice ...

    4 comments10 Oct 2015 -

  39. hey im a Jr in CS and I got offers at Wolverine Trading in Chi for software engineering intern and Goldman Sachs summer technology anaylst internship(in banking tech team)...im just wondering which one do you think will be better for a software engineer? ...

    4 comments31 Oct 2014 -

  40. Hello, What type of jobs do people get if they come out of their undergraduate school having achieved a BBA and a CS minor/major from a target school that is also well-ranked in CS? Also, nowadays, is it beneficial and appealing to do a CS degree along wi ...

    4 comments6 Aug 2014 -

  41. Technology and investment?

    Investment Banking

    Here is my predicament: I'm a college freshmen with a passion for investment and engineering. However, I have no interest in becoming a venture capitalist. I enjoy solving complex and multifaceted problems. I'm thinking about majoring in economi ...

    4 comments26 Dec 2012 -

  42. App Development

    Off Topic

    Hey, I had an idea for an iPhone app, and I looked into what it would take to develop it. I was curious is anyone had any experience doing this. How long would it take someone with extremely limited programming knowledge to pick up objective-c? And does a ...

    4 comments1 May 2012 -

  43. I am an incoming freshman at a target university. I am not in the business school, however. I have already begun working with my academic advisor on transferring into the business school. That being said, which of the following degree is most appealing to ...

    3 comments16 Aug 2018 -

  44. I was admitted to the statistics and computer science program at UIUC. Would it be possible get a job at a BB as a quant or trader in Chicago or Wall Street with such a degree from UIUC especially with data science trending and UIUC being an elite compute ...

    3 comments21 Feb 2018 -

  45. .fasfa

    Sales and Trading

    , computer science ...

    3 comments27 Apr 2015 -

  46. Hello WSO! I'm contemplating about which program i should accept: 1) CS for year 1 and 2, then Ivey for year 3 and 4 (and possibly 5 years for double degree) 2) Double Degree at Waterloo CS and BBA at Laurier for 5 years Initially i was very focused ...

    3 comments6 Apr 2015 -

  47. Job Market for Quants

    Job Search Advice

    Dear monkeys, I am wondering how is job market nowadays for Quants in banks, hedge funds, or as a contractor for one of those, or others... How are doing people straight out of Master QF on the market place for such positions? What are most available jobs ...

    3 comments14 May 2014 -

  48. Is it worth enrolling in a top 5 MBA program with a degree in CS? My goal is to change my software engineering job and break into either IB, consulting, or VC. I also wouldn't mind getting a managerial position at a top tech company. What I'm wo ...

    3 comments12 Jul 2013 -

  49. Call all algo traders...

    Sales and Trading

    Hey all, It's been a while but AH is back! I'm specifically looking for algo traders or quants here. I did my S&T internship at a BB, graduated college (Finance) 2012, started full time derivatives trading at a reputable trading firm (market ...

    3 comments3 Jul 2013 -

  50. dear fellow monkeys, do you know of any reputable master's programs in applied math/computer science that dont require a bachelor's in math/cs? my bachelor's is in econ, but i wanna get a more quantitative degree (i am not that interested i ...

    3 comments7 Nov 2012 -

  51. Minor in Economics helps?

    Job Search Advice

    I'm a freshman majoring in Computer Science. I'm also interested in business, entrepreneurship and finance. I'm trying to decide between a minor in Economics and Applied Math. I find both equally interesting. Would a minor in Econ help if I ...

    3 comments4 Nov 2012 -

  52. Hello everyone, a newbie to finance here needs your advice. Is it possible for a computer science Ph.D. to find a quant job? If possible, what should I do to achieve the transformation? A bit about myself: I have been doing statistical data analysis and m ...

    3 comments2 Nov 2012 -

  53. I have decided to take on a double major, or maybe a minor depending on my schedule, in computer science. I go to a non-target so I really want to crush these classes. Anyone have any good tips that helped you specifically in comp sci? Anything I should m ...

    3 comments10 Aug 2012 -

  54. My highschool GPA was around 3.1-3.2 so i'm gonna end up having to go to a school with around a 75-70% acceptance rate. My goal is to get Bachelor of Science in computer science and code on the side while i'm in school, so that i can get employe ...

    2 comments15 Jan 2018 -

  55. DRW vs Google/Microsoft

    Sales and Trading

    I'm a computer science student and have received offers at all three of the named companies. I'm evaluating whether or not I want to work in a more traditional software engineering environment, or if I want to get into trading systems with DRW, ...

    2 comments14 Oct 2017 -

  56. I was sifting through the web and found the average computer science graduate salary to be a lot lower than an ACA or an investment analyst. I'm entering uni in September. Doing computer science from a VERY elite university, or getting a BBA from an ...

    2 comments11 May 2015 -

  57. I don't want to do programming, just want to throw that out there. With that being out, what do you think? I love computers, can learn programs fast, don't mind analyzing data using whatever software they use, just curious what some of those pos ...

    2 comments20 Apr 2014 -

  58. Hello everyone, a newbie here. I want to post a few newbie questions. But every time I get this message: "Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted." Any idea? computer science ...

    2 comments2 Nov 2012 -

  59. Question regarding IB

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys, I have been watching/reading the forums for a couple of weeks and I finally decided to make an account. I was looking for some advice regarding IB. I am currently a CS major at a top 10 CS program in USA. I recently got an offer from JPM for a su ...

    2 comments9 Mar 2012 -

  60. Hi I am an Sophomore student and am doubling majoring in East Asian studies and International studies with a minor in linguistics, I am also studying the Chinese language and plan to spend a year in China to try and get proficient. Learning about China an ...

    2 comments7 Feb 2012 -

  61. Developer moving to UK

    Job Search Advice

    I am looking at moving to London in the next few months from New Zealand. I have a bachelor of computer science and just over 4 years full time work exp from some fairly high profile companies. I'm interested in moving into a programming job in the f ...

    2 comments17 Mar 2011 -

  62. Hi, this is my first time posting on this forum, I would greatly appreciate all your valuable inputs. To briefly talk you through my C.V., I was fortunate to have graduated from a top US engineering undergraduate program with Summa Cum Laude with GPA of 3 ...

    1 comment28 Feb 2019 -

  63. Hi everyone! I am well aware that there is plentiful of similar posts on this forum asking about computer science majors who wish to become quants- however, my situation is a little different so I hope you guys can spare me the patience in answering the q ...

    1 comment25 Feb 2019 -

  64. At Brown, you have the option of applied-mathematics with economics or computer-science with economics. Which path would be better for recruiting with IB and Private equity? computer science ...

    1 comment24 Nov 2018 -

  65. TL;DR- Resume is non-CS heavy. Want to apply to CS role. What to do? High school senior here. I have a chance to apply at as a small analyst position at a bank. I probably want to go into ibanking and this would be a good start. Now the role requires comp ...

    1 comment1 May 2018 -

  66. I am a sophomore majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering on the Financial Systems Track at Rutgers University. I am interested in entering the field of Quantitative Finance or Financial Engineering. I have strong math and statistics skills and am a ...

    16 Aug 2017 -

  67. CS versus Haas at UC Berkeley?

    Investment Banking

    I'll be attending UC Berkeley in the fall and was wondering how majoring in business administration at Haas versus computer science would impact my ability to get a job in investment banking. I'm pretty interested in both and would ideally like ...

    1 comment2 Apr 2017 -

  68. Computer Science Minor?

    Private Equity

    I wanted to hear some opinions on if undertaking a major in finance along with a minor in computer science would be a useful thing for a future career in venture capital? Along with working at some tech startups or in tech investment banking. venture capi ...

    1 comment4 Jan 2017 -

  69. Finance vs. Economics & CS

    Investment Banking

    I am currently a sophomore at a non-Ivy target school, and my main interests are finance and tech. I have not declared a major at this time, because that is done after the second year at my school. I have already taken some business/lower-level finance cl ...

    25 Aug 2016 -

  70. Crappy GPA CS Major- What can I do?

    Management Consulting

    Hey All, I am a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan, majoring in Computer Science. I have a crappy GPA (between 3.0 and 3.2). I am interested in Management/Strategy Consulting, along with a few other career tracks. I have a pretty major positio ...

    17 Jun 2016 -

  71. Mix of Finance and Computer Science?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey everyone, I've been thinking about what minor I might want to pursue in college and I was thinking computer science. Besides trading, what else might a major in finance and minor in comp sci be useful for? The reason why I chose comp sci is becau ...

    25 May 2016 -

  72. I'm currently a Sophomore Finance and economics double major at Baylor University (Semi-target for the Texas area, I suppose). Recently I've been considering changing my major to computer science since it's a bit more versatile. Overall, my ...

    9 Mar 2015 -

  73. I just graduated from HS, and I'm going to a second tier? college- Georgia Tech. I'm majoring in Computer Science, so I think trading is the most closely related position. Anyways I'm just wondering if going to GT is going to set me back. A ...

    1 comment4 Aug 2014 -

  74. I've been browsing around this site for a while and its about time I reach out for some suggestions. I am an undergrad sophomore in CS at a top 5 CS school with a 3.9+ GPA. I have secured a software engineering internship at a prop trading firm/quant ...

    1 comment13 Apr 2014 -

  75. Another new monkey here

    New User Introductions

    I am studying computer science in Germany in the 1. semester, wich seems to be a mistake regarding my personal perferences on getting jobs/internships in M&A. However, I am here to try to do the best out of my situation and I think I will find a good ...

    16 Mar 2014 -

  76. Hey, guys. I'm a computer science graduate working as a software engineer in silicon valley. I've been working at this SV start-up for three years and about to go on my fourth. When I hit four years of experience, I want to apply to business sch ...

    1 comment13 Aug 2013 -

  77. I'm a CS major at USC. I'm interested in getting an internship next summer at a BB investment bank as a trader or researcher. How exactly show I prepare and go about the research position? And what's the timeline like? PS: My plan right now ...

    27 Jun 2012 -

  78. I'm a junior, CS major. I'd like to try a summer trading /research internship before I graduate. I have several months before the recruiting starts. Question: what should I learn/read/do? computer science Interview ...

    1 comment24 Jun 2012 -

  79. Just a little something I ran across and thought it might brighten your day: http://www.poormojo.org/hate/2007/03/reasons_i_hat... computer science ...

    10 Dec 2008 -