FAQ's

Do I need a degree to work at JS? Do you take undergrads? Do I need a PhD? Do you only interview students from certain universities or specific majors/concentrations? Do you interview students in all years? Do you look at GPA? 
Do I need a degree to work at JS? Do you take undergrads? Do I need a PhD? Do you only interview students from certain universities or specific majors/concentrations? Do you interview students in all years? Do you look at GPA? 

Wow, that’s a lot of questions. TL;DR: we interview as many people from as many places as possible. The longer answer: in a perfect world, we would love to interview everyone who applies, but we’re not a huge firm, so we can’t do that. We do try to interview as many people as we can. We don’t have a GPA or degree requirement, and we do hire students of all tenures from many different universities and concentrations. We had over 70 universities represented in last year’s global internship program.

Do I need a cover letter? 
Do I need a cover letter? 

Nope! If there’s something you think we should know about that doesn’t fit nicely onto your resume/CV, feel free to include it in the text box at the bottom of our application. If not, feel free to leave this blank.

Do I need a background in finance? 
Do I need a background in finance? 

Nope! But those with previous finance experience are of course welcome to apply.

Can I schedule a phone call or coffee to get some additional information about Jane Street?  
Can I schedule a phone call or coffee to get some additional information about Jane Street? 

We get a lot of requests like this. If we said yes to all of them, we wouldn’t have time to do our actual work. So unfortunately, no. Plus, most of us are already appropriately caffeinated.

What kind of hours will I be working? 
What kind of hours will I be working? 

Depending on your role and which office you’re in, this might vary a bit, but we work hard to provide a reasonable work/life balance. Most nights, things are pretty empty by about 6:30 PM.

Jane Street is also a place that respects people’s time outside of the office. People here work incredibly hard during the day, but when they go home, they have the freedom to disconnect from work and focus on the rest of their lives.

Will you consider international candidates, and will you sponsor a visa if needed? 
Will you consider international candidates, and will you sponsor a visa if needed? 

This changes from office to office, and depending on the role. Check with your recruiter if you’re not sure whether we’ll sponsor for the position you’re considering.

Can I apply for multiple roles/offices?  
Can I apply for multiple roles/offices? 

When we receive an application, we consider it for all open roles globally. From there, we’ll try to eliminate roles that don’t seem like a great fit, and help you find the right home. It’s not uncommon for candidates to be considered for more than one team over the course of their interview process. Our goal is to help you figure out which role could be right for you.

When is the deadline to apply? 
When is the deadline to apply? 

We don’t technically have one; our applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We do recommend applying as soon as possible, though.

What should I do if I already have offers or exploding deadlines? 
What should I do if I already have offers or exploding deadlines? 

Tell us! We can often work with you to expedite your interview process so that you know what all your options are and can make an informed decision.