Undergraduate students, inclusive of first-year through third-year students, who self-identify with an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group


May 15, 2023 - May 20, 2023


Jane Street’s New York Office

Deadline to apply:

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:59PM EST

This coming spring, Jane Street is excited to host our annual IN FOCUS program at our office in New York City. Over the course of four days, students will learn more about what we do and how we do it through programming and mock trading exercises, classroom lectures, and other interactive activities.

Selected students will arrive in New York City on the afternoon of Monday, May 15 2023 and will depart on the morning of Saturday, May 20, 2023. Jane Street will cover all travel expenses to and from New York City, including housing and meals.

IN FOCUS features three separate program tracks students can apply for:

  • Trading program — students will learn about mathematical and financial topics such as probability, market structure, and arbitrage through short lectures, group games, and mock trading sessions.
  • Software engineering program — students will learn OCaml, understand the libraries and tools we use in our daily work, and apply their learnings to build a computer game. Participants will also learn the fundamentals of electronic trading systems and write a program that trades on a simulated stock exchange.
  • Business development program — attendees will get a glimpse into our Business Development Internship and Rotational Development Programs. Case studies and problem-solving exercises will introduce participants to how we optimize funding and financing, set up new trading flows, respond to regulatory inquiries, and generally manage the complex mechanics that underlie Jane Street’s business.

Don’t have a background in finance? No worries — many Jane Street employees don’t come from a financial background. If you’re curious about our work and want to learn more about what a career in finance could look like, we encourage you to apply!

How to apply:

We ask that you submit a resume along with a 150-word statement about yourself and why you are interested in attending IN FOCUS.

The deadline to apply for this event is Sunday, March 19, 2023.


We will update you on your application status by Friday, April 7, 2023. If you have any questions, please reach out to focus@janestreet.com.

We hope to see you soon —

Jane Street

Jane Street works differently. We are a quantitative trading firm active on more than 200 trading venues across 45 countries. As a liquidity provider and market maker, we help form the backbone of global markets. Our approach is rooted in technology and rigorous quantitative analysis, but our success is driven by our people.

We are always recruiting top students and we invest heavily in teaching and training. The environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual, and fun. People grow into long careers at Jane Street because there are always new and interesting problems to solve, systems to build, and theories to test. More than twenty years after our founding, it still feels like we’re just getting started.

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