IMC Launchpad Chicago
Jump start your career at the world's most innovative trading firm

IMC Launchpad is an exclusive two-day program for second year university students interested in software engineering and trading roles at a leading global trading firm. If you’ve been curious about what life at IMC could look like and have an appetite to gain hands-on technical skills, this is the experience for you.

The IMC Chicago Launchpad program is held on May 16 and 17, 2024 in our Chicago office at the Willis Tower. Travel and accommodations will be provided by IMC for participants not local to Chicago. Top performers of the program may be invited to a modified interview process for our Summer 2025 Software Engineering or Quant Trading internships.

What to Expect

Deepened Understanding
Discover the world of trading and engineering at IMC through
a blend of specialised trading bootcamps, insightful technology sessions, and comprehensive workshops.

Close Collaboration
Engage directly with IMC's seasoned traders and skilled engineers to sharpen technical skills, learn about applications of trading, develop trading strategies, and pratctice problem solving in real-world and simulated trading environments. 

Networking & Mentorship 
Beyond professional growth, immerse yourself in the vibrant social life at IMC, where a variety of events and activities offer a deeper connection and understanding of the dynamic IMC community. Network with fellow attendees and full-time IMC software engineers and traders 

Who it's For

You will need to meet the following requirements: 

  • Be entering your penultimate year of study by the fall of 2024 (graduation between Fall 2025 - Spring 2026) 
  • Availability to attend the program in person in Chicago on May 16 and 17, 2024
  • Elgibility to work within the US 
  • An academic background in Software Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Desire to solve complicated problems
  • Willingness to learn!

Explore Life at IMC

why work here
Get continuous training

We can only lead the way if we’re constantly improving. At IMC, you can choose from hundreds of courses to follow as an integral part of your job.

Get to work in the real market Hit the floor trading. Or coding. At IMC, there are no simulations or fake assignments. Graduates and interns join the real teams from day one.
Shape your own career Stay versatile as you grow your career. Open yourself up to develop and specialise, with a multitude of engaging career options.