Traders at Berkeley

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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.

Spring 2024 applications have closed.

Our next recruitment period will begin at the start of the next semester.

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Prospective Member Info Sessions

We host two info sessions each club recruitment cycle for prospective members. Exact dates and locations will be posted at the beginning of next semester.

Coffee Chats

Coffee chats are currently closed. Please check again next semester when recruitment begins!

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 tailor their questions to your profile. 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, but will generally focus on the coursework and experiences listed on your resume.

Do you require prior financial experience?

No. Many of our members joined with little to no experience in trading. We prioritize strong quantitative ability and a passion for problem solving.

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.