Hello Everyone, Just wanted to start off by saying this is an amazing resource. I have been a longtime follower and am posting for the first time. I have learnt quite a bit from many of your threads. I am a frequent poster on other quant related forums. I figured I might as well become more frequent here considering the field I am entering. I will be starting my Masters in Finance ( Concentration: Financial Engineering/Programming) this Summer. It is a 1 year long program at Illinois Institute of Technology in downtown Chicago. I will be taking significant mathematics courses like Stochastic Calculus, Statistics/Prob, etc. I will also be taking quant based courses on Financial Modelling, Derivatives, Equity Trading Strategies, Commodities/Futures Trading, etc. In addition I am taking C++,.NET and Algorithmic Trading Systems courses. It is a fast-track and VERY rigorous program like any other Financial engineering program. I would love to work for one of the prop firms in Chicago for an internship or job. I was wondering if you guys cam advice me on which possible courses I should take as electives? I get to pick 6 out of the 12 courses for electives. I want to get into algorithmic trading. I have been building some algorithmic trading strategies on MATLAB. I recently interviewed with Morgan Stanley, but because I want to get my Masters degree first I will not be going to work for them at the moment. I have an undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering and have a very strong quant background. Also, if there are any recommendations for internships in the Chicago area that would be great. I have looked at several firms and have a huge list of firms that I will be contacting for internships but any suggestions would be helpful.