Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming

WHO

Students graduating from high school in 2022 who have experienced barriers to access and opportunity within advanced STEM educational experiences. MORE INFO ❯❯

WHEN

5 Week in summer, 2023 dates TBA

WHERE

New York City

COST

NO tuition or fees
Travel, room, & board included

$5000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Jane Street will award this scholarship to each selected participant. The award is to be spent on tuition or other costs required for enrollment and classes at the student’s intended university.

About the Program

Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP) is a five-week summer program for students graduating from high school in 2023 who have experienced barriers to access and opportunity within advanced STEM educational experiences. It provides a rigorous and interactive STEM curriculum focusing on topics near and dear to Jane Street, including probability, statistics, computer programming, data analysis, and game theory.

Summer days at AMP are rigorous and rewarding—full of lectures, problem solving, and games playing, guided by excellent instructors and teaching assistants. Students receive attentive support through all courses with a student to teacher ratio less than 4:1. At the core of our culture are learning, teaching, and problem solving and we believe that everyone should have access to excellent technical education. Through AMP, we hope to share these values with the next generation of mathematicians, programmers, engineers, data scientists, and game theorists.

AMP is a five-week program hosted in New York City, and housing is provided for all students and staff. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided on days classes are in session. Residential spaces are stocked with games and staff organize weekend activities to build community, round out the residential experience, and just have some fun together.

Jane Street provides all AMP students a scholarship, Chromebook, and other perks.

Jane Street is a global quantitative trading firm with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Amsterdam. Our work is technologically and mathematically intense, and is driven by our people. We solve problems, ask questions, stay humble, and learn new things every day.

For Prospective Participants

Are you a soon-to-be high school graduate eager to spend a chunk of your summer immersed in technical topics, honing your skills and learning brand new ones? Wonderful—we hope to hear from you. While AMP is not currently open for applications, you can sign up to be notified about upcoming sessions.

This program is intended for incoming first-year undergraduate students who have experienced barriers to access and opportunity within advanced STEM educational experiences. Our definition of such barriers is broad and could be related to personal circumstances or financial hardship. We acknowledge the breadth of challenges that could lead a high-achieving student to be under-resourced or under-exposed to advanced STEM studies. For more information please see the FAQs.

For Prospective Staff

AMP is staffed by a director, two instructors, and a number of teaching assistants. The director coordinates all programs and keeps a clear view of everything happening each day. The instructors focus on computer programming and probability and statistics, respectively, developing and presenting course materials. And teaching assistants aid in this work, provide student support both one-on-one and in small groups, play strategy games (e.g., poker and chess) with students, and may also serve as residential advisors.

We rely on our staff to provide a welcoming and supportive educational environment for all students throughout the program. All are expected to be engaged on-site while classes are in session, five full-days a week. Additionally, staff periodically provide support for extracurricular activities and excursions.

Jane Street values the quality of our instruction, and we compensate our high-caliber educators accordingly. There is also the opportunity to earn extra compensation for residential advisor duties, as needed. Housing is provided to all staff.

Eligibility

  • An experienced teaching professional at any level, or an advanced undergraduate or graduate student with teaching or tutoring experience
  • Strong STEM-content knowledge, especially within respective subject areas
  • Enjoyment of strategic, logic, and mathematical game playing a plus
  • Must be authorized to be employed in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship

Applicants will be assessed on a rolling-basis. We recommend applying sooner rather than later.

I’d like to be notified when applications are open.

FAQs FOR STUDENTS

FAQs FOR EDUCATORS

Who is this program for?

This program is intended for incoming first-year undergraduate students who have experienced barriers to access and opportunity within advanced STEM educational experiences. Our definition of such barriers is broad and could be related to personal circumstances or financial hardship. We acknowledge the breadth of challenges that could lead a high-achieving student to be under-resourced or under-exposed to advanced STEM studies. Examples include, but not limited to: first-generation college student, identifying with an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority group, receive free/reduced lunch, Pell Grant eligible, notable need for financial assistance, attend an under-resourced school, attend a rural school, come from a marginalized community, personal hardship. This list is not exhaustive and we encourage any student who is interested and believes they fit the criteria for the program to apply.

A student must be planning to enroll full-time in a four-year undergraduate program either Fall 2023 or Winter 2024.

We expect the program to be inclusive of intellectually curious students who are excited by the opportunity to further their studies within math and computer science. Everyone will have different interests and personal experiences, but share a love for math and/or computer science.

Can international students apply?

Participants must be authorized to be employed in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship.

What if I am taking a gap year? Am I still eligible for the program?

Yes, students planning to attend college in Fall 2023 or starting a gap year for the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to apply..

How do I write a resume? What information should I include?

When reviewing resumes we will put emphasis on the content, not format. We want to learn about your interests, achievements, and what kept you busy through high school. However, to get a quick start, there are several online resources that provide standard resume templates that are easy to follow.

Please include your full name, contact info, high school, high school graduation year, college/university you will be attending this fall, and your declared or intended major(s). If you are undeclared, indicate this and share the various studies you are considering. If you have not committed to a school, share information about admission decisions.

Here are examples of information you might include on a resume (all optional): awards, special recognitions, scholarships, athletics, clubs, community service, leadership roles, internships, other employment, summer academic programs, enrichment activities, academic competitions, college or career prep programs, honors and advanced coursework (e.g., APs, IBs, college-level), GPA, test scores, research, personal STEM projects, hobbies, and special interests.

What level of math or computer science experience is required?

AMP is for students with a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for math and/or computer science. This likely means you took the most advanced courses your high school offered in these subject areas (yes, what level that is will vary by student/school and that’s ok!). More than likely you are considering a major in math, CS, or an adjacent field.

We expect students will have had varied exposure to both of these fields, but share an intellectual curiosity, love for problem solving, and deep desire and determination to learn something new, even when it is hard.

What do I need to know for the assessment?

The questions are written to showcase how you think, not what you know. For example, for some of the questions there is not a single right answer. The assessment is not meant to be overwhelming or intimidating, but fun and challenging.

For candidates invited to complete the assessment - There is no harm in trying; give it a shot!

How much does it cost to attend AMP?

AMP’s academic programming is free! Housing, travel to/from NYC, and participation in organized social activities will be provided. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided on class days.

Additionally, all AMP students will be provided a scholarship, Chromebook, and other perks. More detailed information will be shared with participants.

Will Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP) run in-person or online?

Currently, we are planning to run an in-person program in New York City.

What are the housing arrangements for Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP)?

Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP) students will live together in a dorm-like facility for the duration of the program. More detailed information and a packing list will be shared with participants.

Residential advisors will also be housed on the same floor as the students. All residents will follow the housing policies outlined by both the housing facility and the AMP program, inclusive of curfews.

When is AMP?

Classes will be held July 2023 and we expect hours to be Monday - Friday, roughly 9am - 6pm.

If I have other obligations that might interfere with my time at AMP can I still attend?

In order to secure your spot, you will be required to confirm that you are available for the duration of the program. If AMP’s program dates do not work with your calendar, you may want to consider Jane Street’s Unboxed program which is hybrid, shorter, and offers greater flexibility.

Are there COVID guidelines and protocols?

Participants and staff must be fully vaccinated and comply with testing protocols. We will continue to monitor the public health landscape and provide participants with updated Covid protocol guidance closer to the start of the program.

Why AMP?

We want to share our love for math, computer science, and problem solving. Come to learn something new and be challenged. We will show you how solving your way through difficult problems can be fun, beautiful, and rewarding.

Upskilling in these areas can open opportunities and encourage students to stay on a STEM pathway. AMP is an opportunity to prepare for the rigor of college coursework and meet other high-achieving students.

Is this a full-time opportunity?

This is a temporary summer opportunity and is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students as well as teachers or professors looking to work over their summer break.

Am I welcome to apply for a role at Jane Street after the program?

Yes, you are more than welcome to apply for an internship or full-time position after the program has ended.

What are the responsibilities of Instructors and Teaching Assistants?

Instructors and Teaching Assistants should plan on working Monday - Friday from 9-6 PM. A number of staff will also act as resident advisors and should plan for some additional hours during the weekend and for group outings and activities during the week. In addition to teaching, instructors will be responsible for designing class content and curriculum.

Teaching Assistants should plan on assisting students with exercises, problem sets, and homework assignments. They will also help to ensure attendees have an enjoyable experience during their time with us outside of the classroom.

Will housing be provided for staff?

Yes, Jane Street Academy of Math and Programming (AMP) will provide housing for Instructors and Teaching Assistants for the duration of your time here.

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided on class days.

Are current undergraduates eligible to apply for any staff positions?

Yes, rising sophomores through seniors interested in STEM are encouraged to apply for the instructor roles.

Are there COVID guidelines and protocols?

We will continue to monitor the public health landscape and provide participants updated Covid protocol guidance closer to the start of the program.

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