Industry Talk: How to become a trader

Industry Talk: How to become a trader

Date: March 29, 2023

Start time: 6:00 pm AWST

End time: 7:00 pm AWST

Location: University of Western Australia

EZone Central Room 106

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Have you ever wondered why engineers are quick to be hired by trading companies? What is it that makes them such a good fit?

In this talk, Dr. Adrian Dudek, Optiver’s Head of Academic Partnerships will delve into the exciting world of options trading and show you how a degree in engineering puts you in good stead for a trading career. He will also give you the advice on how to maximise your chances of securing an internship and graduate at Optiver. Come ready to enjoy a mix of maths, trading, options and volatility!

About Dr. Adrian Dudek

Dr. Adrian Dudek is the Head of Academic Partnerships APAC at Optiver. Growing up in Perth, Australia, Adrian has always been interested in prime numbers. Following his passions, Adrian completed his BSc (Hons in Mathematics) at the University of Western Australia before moving to Canberra to pursue his interests and completed his PhD in number theory at the Australian National University (ANU).

Soon after, he started his career as a Trader at Optiver, a decision that’s allowed him to combine his interests in Maths with his day-to-day role. More recently, Adrian began his current role as the Head of Academic Partnerships, which has allowed him to travel to different universities to share his personal journey with students, as well as discuss all things Maths and trading.

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