6. Quants Rule the World
While the academic side is important, networking is absolutely critical in today's market. If you are going to be a successful quant today, it's not just grades that count — it's who you know that counts."
— Petter Kolm, director of NYU Courant's master program in mathematics in finance
Source: Advanced Trading
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