Advice for a newb

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by spkkoz, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. spkkoz


    Hello. I am new to this forum, and just have been browsing for the past few days. I am currently a junior at the Univ. of Delaware with a Finance major and a MIS(management information systems) minor. I have a 3.0 GPA due to the lack of interest in some of my classes, and this means no investment banking/hedge funds for me. Trading interests me, and I follow the markets but how do you know if this career is for you? I will be moving back to North Jersey when I graduate which is a good location being close to NYC, and Jersey City. Any career recommendations? Should I stay the extra two years for the MBA program? Thanks.
  2. You should switch one of your majors to computer science and learn to program.
  3. jtnet


    finc major is joke

  4. So Einstein what do you prefer as a subject.

    By the way I am Investment/Finance major.
  5. First ask yourself what you'll do with that MBA degree before you commit for another two years. It can be useful but often times it's just glorified undergraduate finance classes with "fancy" powerpoint presentations. Depending on what you want to do, you can look into graduate programs or hit the job market. If you're interested in financial modeling/finance/programming, Rutgers Newark has a decent MS in Quantitative finance program. If you're interested I can tell you more about the program as well as who to contact. Good luck!

  6. Take as many classes as u can in Stats in the engineering college...if any...
    try to take engineering economics class
    classes like QC in Engineering is a great senior class (Hard a bite)
    Time Series analysis can be taken in Stats Dept or Math MBA is too latteral if u ask me...+
    Some of the classes are are just too silly...
    I do prefer Finanace Major better then the rest tho
    I use to teach myself and had 17 years work experince in modeling...