Maths student looking for career advice

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Aug 7 12 Comments

I just finished my BSc in maths and continuing on an MSc in maths. I love coding and I love maths. I don't see myself in academia, I would prefer industry.

I've been coding outside of uni. I am now on an SWE internship at Facebook, last year did Amazon and year before that a small company.

So, I am at the crossroads here. I would like to code, but also to apply some maths that I've studied and will study in the future - in areas such as quant, ML and similar.

Which companies should I consider for my long term career path?

I am currently in Europe but would like to relocate to the US as soon as possible.

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Intel qia
    Hrt, Jane street
    Aug 7 4
    • Google Plushie
      Undergrad-level probability and statistics brainteaser interviews ≠ academic math on the job
      Aug 7
    • Intel qia
      fair enough, but outside of quant jobs I'm not sure where "academic math" is used. Sell side roles have a lot of stochastic calc, whereas buy side research roles are still mathy.
      Aug 7
    • Spotify Daniel Ek💦
      Easy, in research scientist positions. CS Research in tech is like academia on steroids: unlimited infra & loads of data with excellent salary.
      Aug 7
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      I think only stochastic calculus in derivatives pricing and some bits of portfolio optimization can be considered mathy to any extent. Everything else is really basic linear algebra and calculus at best.
      Aug 7
  • Spotify Daniel Ek💦
    Research in industry
    Aug 7 0
  • Google v.putin
    Bsc math -> analyst Goldman Sachs -> quantitative analyst Morgan Stanley -> vp Morgan stanley -> start your own investment startup -> sell it to Morgan stanley -> retire
    Aug 7 1
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Go work for nsa. Otherwise you’ll become dumb soon being around swe for a few years
    Aug 7 0
  • eBay tootall1
    Mathworks?
    Aug 7 0
  • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
    You're in for a huge disappointment if you think there is going to be math to do in industry.

    Finance is your best bet, but you will still be disillusioned and disappointed. If you try to go to big tech it'll be even worse.
    Aug 7 0
  • Microsoft hotsteppa
    Just remember, math is plural already
    Aug 7 0