How I Got Hired at SAC Capital Without a College Degree

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a recruiter about a job at a hedge fund. We’d been introduced through a mutual friend, and he hadn’t seen my resume. So, after half an hour rehashing my background, skills, the market, et cetera, I decided to get it out of the way:

“Will it be a problem that I don’t have a degree?”

“No, not really. They’ve considered a few candidates without MBAs.”

“I don’t have an undergraduate degree.”