Hello everyone. I searched this forum but couldnt get a good answer! In my country there are few jobs available as quant but one of the companys that hires them went to my university 5 months ago in a carrer fair. They were looking for a engineer graduate to apply and train as quant. I finished my EE masters with focus on automation and would like to have a shot because thats my goal right now. Ive been doing research at my university (the best in engineering in my country) and I might make my PhD there, altough I wouldnt want that. Right now Im studying several quant themes and will try to go further and play with real money if I have to build a portfolio (so to say). My question is, what is the possible best way to get into the field? My research right now in University involves applying and thinking in a lot of algorithms. Is it better for me to get a IT or programming job and applying when I have curriculum enought or is it better to go PhD? Sorry for the english!