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Career Change

Postby tshah3501 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:14 am

I have a MS in Computer Science in US & have been working at a top investment bank in US for 6+ years. Have been working in IT for all these years, with a career growing at normal speed. Working with the front office IT department, closest to the bottom line.

My end goal is to get into a quant job somewhere. Assuming, I need to put long hours in my current job, what would be the best course of action for me? Going back to school full time is not possible in my situation. Part time courses requiring classroom training is slightly difficult, so wanted to get some thoughts here.
Below are the options that I could think of:
MSCF (CMU ) :
Positives: MSCF & CMU - surely recognized
Negatives: Class room training, 2 years commitment
-CQF :
Positives: 6 months commitment, Flexibility while studying as online courses
Negatives: Not as recognized, Worth it? , Would it really help change career vs the next option of self study?
- Reading books with commitment & using my network
Positives : Flexibility
Negatives : No one would recognize & probably extremely difficult to change career via this mode..

Are there any other options? Which among the above is the best?
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Re: Career Change

Postby mj » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:00 pm

my instinct would be to start reading books. This should at least give you a clearer idea of what the job is and whether you have what it takes.

Maybe you should ask your bank to sponsor you to do the cqf.
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