The Grainger College of Engineering’s City Scholars program connects University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students with various tech opportunities in Chicago. Through a continued partnership with DRW, students at UIUC have found internships at DRW and some have even gone on to work with DRW full-time in a variety of roles at the firm. Learn more about the program, the application process and what an internship at DRW looks like through the eyes of our City Scholars Program Director, Brenna Conway, and DRW Senior Software Engineer, Gareth R.
When you’re starting your career, it can be valuable to continually immerse yourself in learning – a core tenant at DRW. Shannon, a Senior Software Engineer on our compliance team, shares five resources that helped her get ahead early on in her career – and can help you too! Find out her recommendations below.
This January, DRW Chicago welcomed three students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for an internship through the inaugural City Scholars program. A group of electrical and computer engineering students spent the spring semester living in Chicago and interning part-time at local companies while also taking classes. We spoke with one of our City Scholars, Jimin, about her experience in the program, at DRW and in Chicago.
At many companies, the onboarding process is the ultimate expression of culture. In addition to being shown the ropes, new hires get to see firsthand how a company’s culture and values impact everything from product development to customer interactions. We spoke to six Chicago tech companies to learn more about how their unique onboarding processes set up new team members for success.
Groundhog Day is a popular observance in the United States that is meant to predict the weather. Punxsutawney Phil appears on February 2 every year, and if he is frightened by his own shadow than it signals that people can expect 6 more weeks of winter. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, spring is on the way. While the Groundhog Day tradition isn’t scientific, current day meteorology is a highly-quantitative field where accuracy is critical.
Seth Thomson, CIO of DRW, talks to Waters about his career, innovation and how the firm has expanded into new asset classes, including cryptocurrencies.