DE Shaw recruitment

<p>I noticed on the DE Shaw website that they recruit at a very select and somewhat arbitrary group of schools. For example, whilst the list features the usuals (Ivies, MIT, Caltech, Duke, etc), there are some notable omissions like UChicago, Dartmouth, Brown. </p>

<p>Why does Shaw have campus events at schools like SUNY Binghampton and Penn State, but not the above? Random much?</p>

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<p>I wouldn't read too much into their list. As far as I know DE Shaw doesn't do much formal recruiting at all. It's insanely hard to get in</p>

<p>they recruit at the SUNY"s for back office</p>

<p>It's quite common for companies to recruit at a group of schools with omissions of similar schools. For instance, Oliver Wyman Financial Services consulting recruits at Ivies minus Cornell and Brown, Stanford, Northwestern, and UVa.</p>

<p>They go to the lower schools for back office jobs, as slapshot said.</p>

<p>you can go to whatever school you want to and end up at shaw if you have a couple IMO medals and have done well in the Putnam, lol.</p>

<p>Awped has more of the right idea though. The barrier to entry there isn't going to be the school you go to for the most part.</p>