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Advice: Engg transition Investment Management/Hedge Funds??

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Advice: Engg transition Investment Management/Hedge Funds?? [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 22:32
Hi,
I have a M.S from one of top 5 US univ in Telecom & Networking and have been working in Silicon Valley for past 4 years as software engineer. I am planning to apply for MBA for Fall 2013. I am primarily interested in Investment Management particularly hedge funds.

There are couple of things that i am looking for:

a) Has some transitioned from Engineering job to Investment Management/Hedge Funds via MBA?? If so, how did you achieve it.... any tips which were particularly helpful to you??

b) Looking for as much info on investment management/alternative investments/buy-side finance/hedge funds as possible. I checked Nink's guide, it doesnt have as much details for what i am looking for but PE/VC details is awesome.

c) Its incredibly difficult to get a direct job in a hedge fund. What could be career tracts via or through which i could try to get into hedge funds?

Thanks.
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Re: Advice: Engg transition Investment Management/Hedge Funds?? [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 17:50
Just my two cents: remember to be pretty clear about why you're applying for an MBA. Transitioning to a different industry is a good reason to get an MBA, so just make sure you are clear about why you're hoping to make that change and what you hope to accomplish.
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Re: Advice: Engg transition Investment Management/Hedge Funds?? [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 18:57
soren316 wrote:
Hi,
I have a M.S from one of top 5 US univ in Telecom & Networking and have been working in Silicon Valley for past 4 years as software engineer. I am planning to apply for MBA for Fall 2013. I am primarily interested in Investment Management particularly hedge funds.

There are couple of things that i am looking for:

a) Has some transitioned from Engineering job to Investment Management/Hedge Funds via MBA?? If so, how did you achieve it.... any tips which were particularly helpful to you??

b) Looking for as much info on investment management/alternative investments/buy-side finance/hedge funds as possible. I checked Nink's guide, it doesnt have as much details for what i am looking for but PE/VC details is awesome.

c) Its incredibly difficult to get a direct job in a hedge fund. What could be career tracts via or through which i could try to get into hedge funds?

Thanks.
Re: Advice: Engg transition Investment Management/Hedge Funds??   [#permalink] 11 Jun 2012, 18:57
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