Trading Career Question

Discussion in 'Trading' started by JoshMigs, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. JoshMigs


    Hey everyone,

    I am a recent college graduate and am interested in becoming a trader. I am series 7 trained as well. However, I do not want to be a stockbroker/have that salesman-like position. Can you recommend some careers I should look into where traders trade for just their own fund? Would being a hedge fund trader or private equity firm trader fit into what I am looking for?

    In addition, being an entry-level candidate, where do I begin to become a hedge fund trader/private equity trader? Do these funds hire recent college grads as traders? Or are they hired at a lower level and then become traders?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.