Applying to Two Sigma

Oct 18, 2019 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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  • 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, 2019 9
    • 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, 2019
    • 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, 2019
  • 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, 2019 2
    • Two Sigma NQwd27
      Have to agree unfortunately
      Oct 18, 2019
    • Deloitte / Consultant Makiavelli
      LAC’s arent necessarily non targets
      Oct 21, 2019
  • 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, 2019 0
  • I don't like that you type the actual Greek letter instead of saying Sigma

    Edit: it used to say 2σ lol
    Oct 18, 2019 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, 2019 1
    • Two Sigma NQwd27
      Agree with the above
      Oct 22, 2019
  • Facebook assbook
    Current TC?
    Oct 18, 2019 1
    • Deloitte MwDv62
      OP
      80k
      Oct 18, 2019
  • Two Sigma NQwd27
    What school did you go to?
    Oct 18, 2019 1
    • Deloitte MwDv62
      OP
      Grinell College
      Oct 18, 2019
  • Deloitte / Consultant Makiavelli
    “tech analyst” unlikely
    Oct 21, 2019 0

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