Hi, I came across this site a couple weeks ago and information here is amazing. I would like to ask some of more experience guys a question. First off I will give you may background. I have just finished my doctorate in astrophysics and am about to write my CFA level 2 next month. I have interned at Goldman Sachs and the Canadian Space agency ( yes I am canadian). But I haven't been able to find a job. I've applied to a few of the well known hedge funds in the US and they are not looking for anyone right now. I am really interested in trading, not so much the quant side but more prop for an IB or hedge fund. I am also interested in working for an options market maker. What would be the best route, try to get back at GS, go to a prop firm, also other then optiver to which I have applied do you guys know of any other market making firms? I would really love to get into a trading role straight from the get go, but if not at least be in a position that will allow me within the year, or is that too much to ask? Thanks again, everyone and hopefully I will have something to add of value in the near future.