Traders at Berkeley

Join Us

Applications for membership will open at the beginning of the next semester

Recruitment Timeline

We look for undergraduate students in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, and other quantitative fields with strong interests in quantitative finance.

Applications for sp24 were due Jan 26th at midnight PST.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on recruitment events.

Prospective Member Info Sessions

Join Traders at Berkeley for an introduction to the club and quantitative trading. You will have the chance to meet current members of the club and ask any questions you may have.

Info Session #1

Tuesday Jan 23 8-10 PM

Haas School of Business, Faculty Building F320

Info Session #2

Wednesday Jan 24 8-10 PM

Haas School of Business, Faculty Building F320

In-person Tabling

We will be tabling on campus on 1/16, 1/18 (at Calapalooza), 1/23, and 1/26. Come find our table at Sproul and talk to members about their experiences with the club.

Coffee Chats

Want to learn more about what we do and talk to a current member?

Sign up for a 30 minute 1-on-1 coffee chat with a current Traders at Berkeley member. We are open to answer any questions you may have about the club or the industry in general!

Please sign up using your email account.

To get the most out of your chat, be sure to read the profiles of the person you sign up with and prepare some questions about their background or the club. While there is no limit on the number of coffee chats you can have, please be considerate of others and choose the member(s) you are most interested in.

If there are no timeslots that work with you, try checking back later for more slots or signing up with another Traders member.

Introduction to Quantitative Finance DeCal

We recruit most of our members from the DeCal that we teach. If you're interested in joining Traders at Berkeley, consider taking Introduction to Quantitative Finance.

It is not a requirement that new members take the DeCal, but most do. We recommend the class if you previously have not had exposure to quantitative methods in the financial industry.


How do you recruit the majority of your members?

The majority of our members were students who took the DeCal and passed with exceptional grades.

What type of students are you looking for?

Successful applicants have very strong quantitative skills. Many of our members were involved in research or have industry experiences in technical roles.

Do you take any members that have not taken the DeCal?

We occasionally take candidates directly into the club who have exceptional skills and experiences. These members usually already have experience in the industry.

What kind of questions are asked during the technical round?

Our interviewers will try to focus their questions around your resume. Be prepared to talk in-depth about past projects or experiences. Typical topics can include Data Structures, Algorithms, Data Science and Modeling, Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Machine Learning.

Do you require prior financial experience?

No. Many of our members joined with little to no experience in trading.

I applied for the club previously, can I apply again?

Yes! We would like a see a history of improvement and focus in quantitative topics.