I had a really positive experience interviewing at DRW, and it didn’t take me long to realize it would be a great place to work over the summer. I’m currently a Quantitative Trading Analyst intern, which means I get to combine technology, research and risk management to help identify optimal trading strategies. Between collaborating with the senior traders and technologists on my desk, I’ve already learned a ton in my time here.
This summer, my focus has been on using different methods to forecast interest rate swap data. My internship has given me the chance to take a deep dive into how trading and research are intertwined, especially since I’m new to the trading industry. Learning how these interest-rate derivatives function has helped me hone my skills – whether it’s improving my Python abilities or gaining experience with different statistical tools.
Before I came to DRW, I understood some of these concepts in theory, but not in practice. It’s really different actually applying them, and my team has been helpful while I learn how to do that effectively. Through working with my manager and my new hire buddy, I’ve been given the freedom and responsibility to try new things and ideas – and that’s an experience you don’t find with every internship.