Majoring in math+CS is a good start, I only majored in math. Do you go to a target school? If not, it may be a bit difficult to land interviews (firms are starting to care about this less).
Are you more interested in working as a quant developer, quant trader, or a quant researcher? It’s quite difficult to work as a researcher without a PhD or MFE, but the other two roles hire undergrads all the time.
I’m gonna talk about my experience as to how I landed an internship and then a job, without going too in depth (internships are very important, try to apply to as many places as possible). >got good at stats and probability
An intro to stats/probability class should suffice for the fundamentals but you need to practice a lot to ace the interview.
I recommend Green Book for this. google “green book quant” and you’ll find the book. I only did the chapters on brainteasers and stats. Glassdoor is great for company-specific questions. >start applying
Apply to as many places as possible. I found this blogpost to be pretty similar to my personal experience.https://medium.com/@camdenko/quant-trader-intern-interview-guide-for-beginners-pt-1-background-2c8442bbfccf>return offer
return offer rates are pretty high at most firms assuming you don’t do too poorly.
Also, if you do get in, try not to compare yourself to others that work in this field. A lot of people in this industry are literal geniuses, so it can definitely be a bit discouraging at times if you’re an average person like me. I’ve seen people that have made 600k TC their first year as well as people that have gotten a multi-million dollar bonus in their 2nd or 3rd year. Just remember that these are extreme outliers and the average person in this industry doesn’t come close to these amounts when starting out. Good luck