Jacob Snyder


Jacob is studying Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Statistics, graduating in May 2019. After graduation, Jacob is staying in Philadelphia to work as a quantitative trader at Susquehanna International Group.

L's Taken


"Thank you for applying but..." Jobs

  • Google
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • New York Yankees


Things I Swore I'd Finish But Never Did

  • Several TV shows
  • My "one walk a day" initiative
  • My "lift weights three times a week" initiative


Everyday L's of Life

  • Oversleeping
  • Procrastinating on laundry
  • Running out of Bagel Bites
  • Spending too much money on food
  • Tendency to be gullible
  • Feeling like my friendships are erratic


Failures That Seemed Like the End of the World Back Then But Don't Matter in Hindsight

  • Getting rejected from employers
  • Getting rejected by girls
  • Withdrawing from a class and having to finish schoolwork over winter break after a friend passed away
On the Bright Side


Memories I Made While I Wasn’t Studying/Working

  • Attended a random stranger's wedding
  • Visited a local record store
  • Spontaneously went to a Phillies game with friends
  • Lost track of time and watched 4 hours of Jeopardy with a friend


Things I've Learned That Will Still Matter in 10 Years

  • Control what I can control.
  • The worst decision to make is often no decision
  • The best friendships are built on appreciating each other's strengths
  • Wawa tastes way better at 1am
  • Carpe diem


Books I've Read For Fun

  • The Kite Runner
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k
  • What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
  • One Hundred and One Famous Poems


Things I'm Proud of That You Won't See on a Resume

  • Karaoke legend
  • Great beer pong player
  • Loyal friend
  • Hosted a quizzo at City Tap House for hundreds of people


Unconventional Skills

  • Can grill a perfect salmon
  • Can play Guitar Hero on expert
  • Can rap the entirety of "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G.
  • Can remember names extraordinarily well


Things I've Done That Pushed Me Out of My Comfort Zone

  • Sang in front of a campus protestor
  • Stood up every week at a club meeting to speak to a large group
  • Played chess with locals at McDonalds
  • Snuck into a closed space late at night with a friend