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« on: April 01, 2009, 08:43:43 PM »

Scope of Financial Engineering in Global Meltdown
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In the time of Global Meltdown in Financial Domain,What could be the scope of careers available after MS in Financial Engineering?Is this the right time for one to pursue a career in this field.
You all might have heard about the latest H1-B visa issues.How will this affect the candidates pursuing MS-FE in US in terms of getting a job in there. What are the alternative career options apart from investment banks(if anyone survives by that time) for an international applicant in US?
I am quite new to this field, so need help of you guys to make up my mind to pursue this course in US.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 09:30:54 PM »

The alternatives are small hedge funds, boutique banks, prop trading shops, energy shops.

None of which will sponsor an H-1B. If you're coming here to study, be prepared to leave after you graduate.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 05:11:42 AM »

The alternatives are small hedge funds, boutique banks, prop trading shops, energy shops.

None of which will sponsor an H-1B. If you're coming here to study, be prepared to leave after you graduate.

Are you sure about this? Places like Citadel, Jane street capital do sponsor visas AFAIK but things might have changed..dunno much abt small places, more info appreciated.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 05:34:58 AM »

In the time of Global Meltdown in Financial Domain,What could be the scope of careers available after MS in Financial Engineering?Is this the right time for one to pursue a career in this field.

You may first want think long and hard about why exactly you want to pursue a career in the field?  Don't look at an MFE in terms of whether the end justifies the means, but whether the means justify the end?
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 07:00:58 AM »

The alternatives are small hedge funds, boutique banks, prop trading shops, energy shops.

None of which will sponsor an H-1B. If you're coming here to study, be prepared to leave after you graduate.

Are you sure about this? Places like Citadel, Jane street capital do sponsor visas AFAIK but things might have changed..dunno much abt small places, more info appreciated.

Citadel? They're 45% down for 2008 and doing some serious firing lately. Even if they survive, it is unlikely they will be hiring anytime soon. Gosh, if you can find an entry job with citadel these days, you can probably get a job anywhere!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 07:21:34 PM »

ohk thanks.. what do you'll think about the courses offered by various univs?? cause the there is bound to be alot of changes in the finance field, so i'm guessing that the univs would also have to modify their course descriptions to produce grad students with skills that would be applicable in the real world..

What kind of opportunities would be there in India?? and what do you'll think about the scope for financial engineering in India cause of now it is still in a nascent stage..
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 06:45:44 PM »

start a subprime lending business in india
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