Been working at Facebook for a few months now as my first job (graduated Dec 2018), and overall it's been great. I'm thinking of firms like 2Sigma, JSC, Citadel, etc.
However, I find my work to not be that technically challenging (maybe because I'm a solutions engineer as opposed to a SWE, although my job is still basically 100% coding), and I'd like to do something a little more math heavy and I'm also interested in Finance.
I graduated from an Ivy League school with a BA in Computer Science, but I had quite a weak gpa (I was depressed performed extremely poorly freshman year)
Are there any sort of math classes or projects I can work on to seem more qualified for these kinds of roles? Has anyone made this transition before, and what do you think was your most important quality if you did. Or will my weak GPA (especially as someone who graduated so recently) keep me from being a viable candidate at these companies in the immediate future?
The quant bar at 2sigma, JSC, Citadel is much higher than facebook swe. And your training in undergrad is in CS.
If you are interested in those specific funds, then try for the swe path, as that’ll be your only (slim) chance.