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What is a recommended course of action for a recent college graduate that is seeking to get involved with hedge funds as a career path?
Asked by Michael Robbins

I am a recent college graduate from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a double major in finance and accounting. I am looking for advice from current hedge fund employees on what I might do to break into the hedge fund industry. I am willing to do whatever it takes.




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Michael, there are quite a few things you can do.

1. Become intimate with the industry and it's players. Subscribe to industry publications, make sure that you are familiar with all the big players, strategies, service providers etc.

2. Promote yourself within the industry. This can be done through becoming involved in social networking, going to hedge fund events, reading / commenting on blogs, etc.

3. Look for an internship at a hedge fund. Knowing people within the industry is the best way to get an internship at a hedge fund. Once you are living and breathing hedge funds, you will get a far greater understanding of how hedge funds operate and what your role can be.

4. Register with a hiring agency. HedgeCo has recently started it's own Hedge Fund Placement Agency (http://hedgecoemployment.com) and if you're looking for a job submitting your resume (http://hedgecoemployment.com/resume) is probably a good place to start.

Hope that helps.