A lot of people on this site seem to be angry at firms for only hiring Ivy league graduates for trader positions. These firms get 1,000s if not 10,000s of resumes a year. They can't waist their time interviewing everyone of them. So if you don't like their criteria, what criteria would you use to narrow down the amount of applicants to interview? You need to narrow it down from 1,000s of resumes down to 100. Realistically what do you think would be the best way to narrow down the field, not a criteria that you personally would meet and would get you an interview. If you were in charge how would you determine someone has what it takes to make a good trader?