Applying to Two Sigma

Deloitte MwDv62
Oct 18 22 Comments

Im currently a tech analysts at Deloitte. For the past year I've functioned as a junior data scientist, before that i was an assistant researcher at the Berkeley national lab doing computational cosmology and before that I studied math and physics in undergrad.

I am applying to Two Sigma as a Quantitative Researcher and am wondering if there is anyone out there who could give me tips, or straight up refer me?

Thanks !

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Deloitte MwDv62
    OP
    No just an undergrad degree. The posting I applied for didn't call for more than a bachelor's. I think quantitative researcher is roughly equivalent to data analyst / scientist.
    Oct 18 9
    • Deloitte MwDv62
      OP
      Even with previous professional experience?
      Oct 18
    • Intel gtfod
      it's definitely not impossible. Referral will definitely help though!
      Oct 18
    • For all practical purposes, a PhD is required for quant roles.
      Oct 21
    • Bain & Company / Consultant SCup
      My college roommate does Quant research at two sigma. He has a bachelor's and master's from a top school (VERY elite school). I think he's a math genius though (scored above zero on Putnam, but nothing crazy)
      Oct 21
    • Societe Generale / Other NYC Random
      It's not necessary to have a phd. It helps if you don't have relevant previous experience though. Getting a nod from someone in 'network' that has worked with you is best though.
      Oct 22
  • Citadel Securities / Eng bluetiger
    With just Bachelors from a non-target school, it’s going to be very difficult to get in with your work experience
    Oct 18 2
    • Two Sigma NQwd27
      Have to agree unfortunately
      Oct 18
    • Deloitte / Consultant Makiavelli
      LAC’s arent necessarily non targets
      Oct 21
  • Facebook FrdV78
    Seems unlikely you’ll get a research position from your current experience. From your post I’m guessing you have a masters in something computational?
    Oct 18 0
  • EY eyST77
    I don't like that you type the actual Greek letter instead of saying Sigma

    Edit: it used to say 2σ lol
    Oct 18 0
  • Target Goldman Sachs or similar banks. The pay would be at least 2x of your current TC. And also you can boost your profile for next up move
    Oct 22 1
    • Two Sigma NQwd27
      Agree with the above
      Oct 22
  • Facebook assbook
    Current TC?
    Oct 18 1
  • Two Sigma NQwd27
    What school did you go to?
    Oct 18 1
    • Deloitte MwDv62
      OP
      Grinell College
      Oct 18
  • Deloitte / Consultant Makiavelli
    “tech analyst” unlikely
    Oct 21 0

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