Hi everyone. I started this topic to learn more about prop trading firms, and specifically, Echo Trade. Just to give a little background on myself. I graduated from college a few months ago, but have been unable to find a job. I wanted to go into financial services (preference of equity research, but I really didn't care much with regards to specific finance fields, just wanted a decent job and experience), but was unable to find something. It's been several months, and I still have not been able to find anything. I began to look into trading careers, and after "applying" to a few places, I got a response from Echo about a "equity trader" position. I do follow the markets, and I did used to trade stocks in my personal account, but nothing notable in terms of profit/loss as I was just a teenager when I was more active. So, I just wanted to get more information about a trading career at a firm like this. They say they do not pay a salary, and I wasn't sure if this was the norm for prop firms or not. The posting also mentioned there would be a mentorship program, and I would need to get the Series 7 license. Would this be an ok career move right now just to get experience (I really do enjoy trading stocks, just am not sure if I see that as a long-term career)? How favorable (or not) is trading at a prop firm for the resume (function of p/l?) How are trading losses handled at these firms, specifically Echo? I know there is a min. capital deposit (I believe 5000), but just curious what the max losses and such would be. Any and all information providing info wrt to equity trading at a prop firm, info about Echo, specific advice if this is a good move for a year or so until I can find a better (salaried) job, etc. would be greatly appreciated! I did a search and saw many threads on Echo, but it seems like many of the responses were from more experienced traders, not a newbie like myself, so just hoping you guys can help me out! TIA!