Use these 6 tips for a successful internship program

Internships can and should be a win-win for interns and employers. Done right, they offer: An incredible source of career exposure On-the-job training and network-building for interns A strategic talent pipeline of tried-and-true young professionals for the organization. But internships require getting a number of elements right in order to hit the mark. Here are […]

Meet trader Oluseun Arowolaju

“Anything is possible,” says Seun Arowolaju, a self-taught technologist-turned-trader, who has been with PEAK6 since 2018. When Seun sets his mind on something, there’s no stopping him—whether he’s mentoring youth, serving as a volunteer minister at his church, or sharing lessons he learned as a former University of Illinois football player.   Right now I’m […]

The Women behind Apex Crypto

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From Intern to Software Engineer and Campus Tech Recruiter | PEAK6

Youmna Rabie joined PEAK6 in May 2020, right after graduating from Berkeley. And I do mean right after. She took her last exam and then boarded a plane for Chicago. A pandemic and work-from-home prevented her from being in the actual office as she’d expected, but it certainly hasn’t dampened her curiosity, her drive, or […]

(VIDEO) How adorable are our PEAK6 pets?

We’re at about the one-year mark of our pandemic, and the novelty of working from home has long since evaporated. What hasn’t gone away is our devotion to our furry and non-furry animal “coworkers.” The literal creature comforts that have been with us through a challenging time. Even though sometimes we wish we could report […]

Meet Software Developer and Go Enthusiast Lynsey Ussher

Lynsey Ussher hasn’t let a pandemic keep her from doing what she loves—mentoring others, learning new computer languages and fostering diversity in her tech community. Originally from Londonderry, Northern Ireland (cue the Netflix Derry Girls references—Lynsey is very used to them), she’s spent nearly a decade in Belfast honing her tech skills while mellowing her […]

Meet bowler and software QA leader Sean Frank

Sean Frank, software quality assurance (QA) leader with National Flood Services, who joined PEAK6 after seven years of testing software at Microsoft, “loves things that are complicated and that you can’t easily master.” QA is one of those things. Bowling is another. (Fun fact: one of the bowling teams on which Sean plays is called, […]

PEAK6 Among Ripplematch’s Campus Forward Award Honorees

In a global pandemic, recruiting on college campuses looks a little different. OK, a lot different. Our recruiting team had to adapt. Students on campuses—or in their homes—had to adapt. Our organization had to adapt. Which is why we’re pretty proud to be recognized by RippleMatch, a leading university recruiting partner, with its inaugural Campus […]

Meet software engineer and avalanche educator Amy Moore

The mountains beckoned Minnesotan Amy Moore to Montana to pursue her undergrad degree in computer science, and she hasn’t looked back. When she’s not skiing, Amy, a software engineer at National Flood Services since 2011, is an avalanche educator and a volunteer coding instructor for girls. Here’s what Amy had to say about her tech […]

Meet Belfast-Based Software Developer And Poet-Environmentalist

After more than 12 years in fintech, Shafika Naaz knows a thing or two about trading desk software. Shafika, who grew up in India and earned her computer science degree there, moved to Belfast in 2019, and joined PEAK6 Northern Ireland in 2020. Here’s what Shafika shared about fintech, poetry, prose and problem-solving.   Right […]