Trading Assistant Internship - Summer 2018

  • Job Description:
    • Your Role/Responsibility:
      The Trading Assistant Internship represents our entry-level position and offers you the opportunity to play a substantial role in our day-to-day trading activities. You will find yourself working on an exchange floor or electronic desk, communicating messages and identifying trading opportunities as an integral piece of a trading team. You will also be given the chance to work alongside highly motivated and talented individuals. As an intern, you will be challenged to learn and adapt in a dynamic, visionary team environment. Your impact is immediate and meaningful, supporting the trading group through dynamic problem-solving that stresses teamwork, leadership and integrity.
      Over the 10-week program you will benefit from exposure to at least two different trading desks, and those with a more technical skill set will delve into the quant side of our business.
      What you can expect:
      Beyond your role in the Trading Business Unit, CTC’s Internship Program provides you insight into our culture and an inward look into what our business is all about. You will participate in two classroom learning experiences including a week long Basics of Options class, and a series of trading simulations (Mock Trading).  You will also attend planned social activities to improve your professional growth and build not only your network with our employees, but also with fellow interns.
      •    Hands-on experience and exposure to our trading technology
      •    Impactful role mirroring that of a full-time trading assistant
      •    Weekly one-on-one meetings with your manager to ensure you are progressing and learning throughout the program
      •    One-on-one mentorship from a member of our trading team
      •    Strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration built through various educational and social activities
      What it takes for you to be successful:  
      •    Effective verbal and written communication skills
      •    Highly motivated, humble, and a collaborative team member
      •    Strong quantitative and analytical skill set
      •    Course emphasis in mathematics, finance, probability, business, engineering, and computer science preferred
      •    3.5 GPA preferred
      •    Expected graduation between December 2018-June 2019
      Next Steps:
      •    If your skills align to our open position, our Campus Recruiting Team will follow up with you via email about the next steps in our recruitment process.  
      Who we are:
      Chicago Trading Company (CTC) is a highly analytical, team oriented derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, disciplined approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. We take decisive action to position ourselves at the forefront of the financial markets. We actively trade in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. We have grown dramatically since our inception in 1995. Recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, we trade more than 20 hours a day, six days a week.
      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.