Hello Elite Traders! Iâm a senior at UC Berkeley (go Bears, baby!) in search of an Assistant Trader / Clerking opportunity for a firm or individual specializing in US equities and/or options. Upon graduating in May 2007, Iâd be willing to relocate â no assistance necessary â and bread crumbs would be sufficient compensation; seriously, the learning experience would be rewarding enough. As a Political Science major with a pressing interest in financial markets, I have a strong understanding of the effects of the international political and economic landscapes on capital markets. Moreover, in an effort to counterbalance my qualitatively-oriented major, I took a number of quantitative classes during the course of my studies, including: * Principles of Microeconomics * Principles of Macroeconomics * Game Theory * Business Calculus I * Business Calculus II * Probability and Statistics for Social Sciences * Probability and Statistics for Business Presently, my undergraduate GPA stands at 3.7. For the past nine months I have been employed as a Junior Associate at a Real Estate Finance firm, specializing in refinancing and hard-money lending. During my nine-month tenure, I have been named âJunior Associate of the Monthâ on three separate occasions and I was recently offered a full-time position upon graduation â an offer Iâd happily reject in favor of a trading career. I am the type of person who isnât satisfied unless he is constantly learning something new. In other words, âspare timeâ is not in my vocabulary. When Iâm not working or studying for midterms, Iâm either teaching myself to program (Java) or Iâm actively re-reading Sheldon Natenbergâs âOption Volatility & Pricing,â among other celebrated titles. Iâm ambitious, Iâm hungry and I make a mean cup of coffee. If you know of a person or firm that values these qualities and knows a good investment when one comes along, please let me know. Thanks Elite Traders! CalScholar PMs, responses and emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) are welcome and appreciated as is any advice you can spare!