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FOCUS Virtual Career Workshops
You’re invited to Jane Street’s FOCUS Virtual Career Workshops in partnership with Student Freedom Initiative.
Who: Students enrolled at a Student Freedom Initiative Participating Institution; inclusive of bachelors, masters and doctoral students
When: October and November 2022 Various 1 hour workshops, see upcoming events below
This fall, Jane Street is excited to host our FOCUS Virtual Speaker Series in partnership with the Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) and students from select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Over the course of three weeks, Jane Street is offering classes and workshops to help prepare you for recruiting and interviewing as a student. Learn and put into practice interviewing skills with seasoned recruiters. Discover the array of career opportunities within finance and technology at Jane Street and beyond.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at SFI Participating Institutions, inclusive of first-years through seniors, masters, and doctorates. It does not require a prior knowledge of finance, only an interest in seeing what a career in finance, technology, and at Jane Street might look like.
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We hire smart, humble people who love to solve problems, build systems, and test theories. You’ll learn something new every day in our office—whether it’s connecting with a colleague to share perspectives, or participating in a talk, class, or game night. Our success is driven by our people and we never stop improving.
Please complete the short form to register for the sessions you are interested in. For some students that might be one, for others it might be all or anything in between. Zoom details will be provided to registrants via email 24 hours prior to each session.
6-7PM EST The behavioral interview is your first step in many recruiting processes, and your chance to showcase your unique skill set. Join a Jane Street recruiter to hear tips on how to confidently craft your story and communicate your interest in a specific role.
10/20: Interview Prep - Intellectual Honesty & Talking About What You Don’t Know
6-7PM EST You’re in an interview, you want to make a positive impression, and then you’re asked about a topic you don’t quite understand. Learn how to navigate difficult questions while still putting your best foot forward.
10/25: Interview Prep - Talking About Negative Experiences, Positively
6-7PM EST Learn how to talk about a difficult work relationship, a project that went awry, or a time when you disagreed with an outcome at work without missing a beat.
10/27: Intro to Financial Market Basics
6-7PM EST Join a Jane Streeter as they demystify the financial services landscape and explain all the different parts that make up the machine that is the financial markets.
11/1: Why CS
6-7PM EST Curious about the various applications of computer science? Hear from one of our software engineers and learn about the unconventional and creative ways they use their programming skills in their everyday role and beyond.
11/3: Get to Know JS
6-7PM EST Want to learn more about Jane Street? Join Streeters to hear more on who we are, what we do, our culture, and more.
If you want to learn more about Jane Street prior to the FOCUS Virtual Speaker Series, check out our website! It is stacked with content to help introduce who we are and what we do.
Additional information on the Student Freedom Initiative and Jane Street’s Focus Program can also be found on SFI’s website at studentfreedominitiative.org.
Jane Street works differently. We are a quantitative trading firm active on more than 200 trading venues across 45 countries. As a liquidity provider and market maker, we help form the backbone of global markets. Our approach is rooted in technology and rigorous quantitative analysis, but our success is driven by our people.
Our bright, beautiful offices in the heart of New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are open and buzzing with conversation. We come from many backgrounds and encourage travel between offices to share perspectives. Some of our best ideas come from bumping into a colleague at the office coffee bar.
Markets move fast. Staying competitive as we’ve grown has required constant invention—of new trading strategies, technology, and processes. We’ve found this is easier when you hire humble, kind people. They tend to help each other, and prioritize teamwork over titles.
We invest heavily in teaching and training. There’s a library and a classroom in every office, because deepening your understanding of something is considered real work. Guest lectures, classes, and conferences round out the intellectual exchanges that happen every day.
People grow into long careers at Jane Street because there are always new and interesting problems to solve, systems to build, and theories to test. More than twenty years after our founding, it still feels like we’re just getting started.
The Student Freedom Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to ensuring freedom in professional and life choices for junior and senior students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Initially focused on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Student Freedom Initiative is student-centered, evidence-based, holistic, and collaborative. SFI enables the social and economic mobility of participants through four transformative components, including an income contingent alternative to fixed payment obligations used to finance college, internships, mentoring, tutoring, and other student services, as well as targeted HBCU capacity building. SFI collaborates with community-based organizations, businesses, and governmental entities through public-private partnerships to make sustainable, systemic changes to support the entire HBCU ecosystem.