bfollinprm wrote:If being a Quant is what you're aiming for, get a degree from a mathematical economics department, like the one at Chicago. You'll have much better job prospects, and you'll probably be able to get accepted. The only downside is less funding, but in the long term that isn't really important.
Alternatively, you can get a job as a quant with just a bachelors--not at Goldman et al, but at say an internet startup who needs a guy to work on consumer data analysis. The pay is like 80k+, and straight out of university a physics major with experience working with data is probably the most qualified of any major (except maybe statistics).
As an aside, working on a physics engine requires extensive knowledge of the openGL programming environment. Otherwise, don't count on being hired. Modelling, etc is the way to go for industry (or public school teaching, which is pretty much guaranteed employment).
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