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Insight Days – Women in Tech & Trading

United States

Do you love solving complex and unique challenges? Have a strong analytical skillset? Join Optiver in our Women Insight Days program to discover your potential in Trading and Technology.

Optiver Insight Days: Women in Tech & Trading is an exclusive program that’s designed to introduce sophomore women to the fascinating world of market making. This program is specific to women with a planned graduation date of 2025. 

Program period: April 13 and 14, 2023

Where: Chicago

What you'll do:

  • Dive into the core fundamentals of trading, gain unique insights into our world-class trading systems, and start to develop the set of key skills that our traders use in their day-to-day roles 
  • Explore our tech pathways and learn how our cutting-edge techniques keep us at the forefront of financial markets globally
  • Receive mentorship and support from our renowned educators, traders and software engineers
  • Get a taste of Optiver's incredible culture and enjoy our perks and benefits, including daily breakfast, lunch, coffee and more
  • Enjoy networking events with traders, engineers, and recruiters

Who you are:

You’re an inquisitive, critical thinker who thrives off of innovating new solutions. When you’re told that something “just is,” you immediately dissect it to understand the “why.” You’re a strong believer in the power of collaborative problem solving, and you're excited to test yourself in one of the most competitive areas of the financial market.

Eligible applicants for this program are: 

  • Women with a planned graduation date in 2025
  • Students working toward a bachelor's degree in a STEM field

Who we are:

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Optiver Chicago’s culture parallels the energetic city we’re immersed in. Home to the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago has established itself as the trading capital of the US. Active on leading US exchanges, Optiver’s Chicago office trades a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.

Details:

  • Program dates: April 13 and 14, 2023
  • Application deadline:  February 3, 2023
  • Location: Optiver Chicago 
  • Travel and lodging expenses incurred during the program will be covered by Optiver. 
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