I think that today is the last day for the first phase of spring semester class registrations. See my previous advice on good classes for a career in business/finance. In a few weeks, I will be making a more formal announcement for the internship program that I run. In the meantime, if you are interested, you should sign up for STAT 442T: Computational Statistics and Data Mining.

Although our two Williams interns last summer (Arjun Narayan ’09 and Aaron Schwartz ’08) worked out well, I was very disappointed with the Williams courses that they took in preparation for the internship. (This is not the students’ fault. It is my fault for assuming that these classes would meet my needs.) As best I can tell, the only acceptable class at Williams is STAT 442T. So, if you want to work for me, sign up for this course now. If, for some reason, you don’t, I will probably make you take GOV 2001 at Harvard via the extension school. Williams students can’t get credit for this, but I’ll pay the fees so the only cost is time.

I realize that this is a major hassle, but one of the reasons that the whole intern thing works for me is that the students show up ready to go. And, since working for a hedge fund is a cool job, I have way more applicants than I can take, so I can demand such preparation.

More details on the way.

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