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A Smart
First Step

One of the most important decisions of your career is choosing where to start. As you consider what is right for you, here’s some advice from our CEO Peng Zhao.

A Range of
Paths for Students

Whether you’re graduating, starting your academic journey or somewhere in between, we have opportunities for you.


Interns take on significant responsibility on real projects, supported by engaged mentors and in-depth training in finance.

Full-Time Roles

For new hires, we take an apprenticeship approach characterized by on-the-job learning. Starting here will prepare you not just for a job, but for a career.

Events & Challenges

We hold exciting events on- and off-campus to to help you get to know the firm. If you have a passion for competitions, we support challenges to test your skills.

Internships for Problem Solvers

As an intern, you’ll quickly become part of a culture of intensive collaboration and teamwork. You’ll enter the program alongside peers that will share your experiences. And you’ll team up with some of the brightest minds in their fields—who are invested in making you better.

Internships are for students who love to be challenged. Interns tackle live problems for our business, creating solutions we use in our firm today.

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A Clear Path to Career Growth

When you start here full time, you’ll be primed to accelerate your professional development. Our Early Careers experience provides strong mentorship and a clear development plan.


Train and Learn

Get started by learning about the firm and the essentials of your role. You’ll begin acquiring expert knowledge and the skills to use key tools and connect with peers and leaders.


Specialize and Grow

Your second year features on-the-desk, apprenticeship-style learning. You’ll get specialized training and coaching and grow your network. Stretch projects will start to expand your capabilities.


Build on Your Strengths

As you develop, we’ll identify your strengths—and find impactful ways to make the most of them. We’ll set actionable goals to help launch the next phase of your career.

Engaging Events
And Challenges

There are many ways to get to know us. We host in-depth introductions to the firm, as well as contests where you can show us your skills.

The Discover Citadel Securities Program

An invitation-only, two-day event in New York, London, Hong Kong or Singapore for a select group of first- and second-year undergraduates.

  • Hear more about the range of exciting opportunities on our team
  • Learn about the important role market makers play in creating transparent, competitive and resilient markets
  • Explore career paths in engineering, quantitative research and markets and trading
  • Experience our culture and how we work together
  • Meet our business leaders, recent graduates and recruiters
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Skills Challenges

Expand your skills. Collaborate and compete with other mathematical minds. We host and support regular challenges that put your talents to the test.

  • Datathon

    Are you passionate about applying math and computer science to tackle the most critical challenges in global markets? If so, compete to showcase your skills and earn a chance to interview with us.

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    Do you have what it takes to win a tower defense-style algorithm coding competition against the world’s top engineering students? Winners earn access to exclusive job opportunities and more.

We’re Ready
When You Are

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