Profile of 2017 Interns

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Ryan, Economics, Northwestern University
Hobbies: Cubs games, fishing, golf, 16 inch softball
Question: In one sentence how would you describe Gelber Group?
Answer: A dynamic, fast paced environment that is both extremely challenging and rewarding.
Question: My main takeaways from the internship is
Answer: Nobody has all of the answers in this industry.  Just when you think you know something, the market has a funny way of proving you wrong. Being a successful trader requires constant learning, adapting, and reflecting.
Question: During my summer at Gelber I learned.
Answer: In addition to learning about various markets and trading strategies, I learned the importance of adaptation and self-reflection and how vital it can be to success in really anything you do. I also learned the hard lesson that in this business, you can be right but still lose money.

Yuxin, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Hobbies: Trading tech stocks
Question: During my summer at Gelber I learned
Answer: Market fundamentals, data modeling, and the essential characteristics to be a good trader.
Question: What type of student would excel within this environment?
Answer: Those that are curious about the market, and willing to persistently try new things.

David, Finance, University of Florida
Hobbies: Sports, Fishing, Poker, Guitar, Beating the other interns in Ping Pong
Question: In one sentence how would you describe the internship program?
Answer: An incredible opportunity to interact with experienced traders and live markets that challenges interns to self-reflect and develop an approach that suits their style.
Question: Gelber’s internship program is unique because
Answer: The program provides a distinct freedom that really sets no boundaries on personal maturation.
Question: My main takeaways from the internship is
Answer: The ability to adapt and embrace failure is monumental to success in this industry, but more importantly in life.

Michael, Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Notre Dame
Hobbies: Soccer and Running
Question: In one sentence how would you describe Gelber Group?
Answer: A firm that offers you both the necessary support and freedom to succeed
Question: In one sentence how would you describe the internship program?
Answer: It takes you through the basic fundamentals all the way up to building your own strategies from scratch
Question: I mainly learned about
Answer: Building out an algorithmic strategy from idea to pricing to execution
Question: What type of student do you think would excel in this environment?
Answer: Self motivated student with very strong technical skills and a desire and willingness to learn