A friend of mine has just graduated college and is interested in working in the electronic trading field. He isn't a trader, but wants to learn more. Doesn't matter if it is customer support or programming. He graduated with a Computer Science degree along with a Business certification from the University of Texas. Here is a list of firms I recommended based on experience and opportunity to get his feet wet. 1. Cybertrader (Austin) 2. Velocity Futures (Houston) 3. Vcap Futures (Austin) 4. Trading Technologies (Chicago) 5. Interactive Brokers (Conn.) 6. Schwab (San Fran) 7. Etrade (Virginia) The reason I chose thes firms are because of possible opportunities for entry level, geography, and technology driven. Please feel free to comment on any of these firms from the standpoint of being employed. Thanks in advance for your help.