Events held by the FRE Department that supplement the learning experience for both current students and alumni.
NYU FRE MSFE Alumni Mixer
On May 7, 2018 FRE students were joined by NYU MSFE Alumni for an evening of networking! Alumni in attendance ranged from graduates between 1997–2017 and included professionals from various areas of industry. This was a great opportunity for FRE students to make professional mentorship connections, and for alumni to re-connect with one another. We look forward to continuing these mixers at least 1-2 times a year.
FRE Distinguished Alumnus Visit
On April 10, 2018 MSFE students in the Finance & Risk Engineering Department had the opportunity to hear from Chief Technology Officer of Chicago Trading Company & New York University FRE MSFE Alumnus Russell McManus. Russ shared valuable career advice and insight with our students, and we are proud to have alumni like Russ staying connected with the program!
Industry Women in Quant Finance Panel
On February 26, 2018, FRE MSFE Students were joined by a panel of accomplished industry women in Quantitative Finance for a panel and networking event! The panel was moderated by Edith Mandel (NYU Adjunct Professor & founder of Greenwich Street Advisors) and featured panelists Ioana Boier of Citadel LLC, Sara Strang of Alphadyne, and Ingrid Tierens of Goldman Sachs. The discussion explored topics such as balancing work & life, transitioning between buy-side and sell-side jobs and how to best prepare for interviews. Students took advantage of their time with the guest panelists by connecting one-on-one for follow up questions after the event.
Interview Prep Workshop
On October 9th 2017, over 100 FRE students attended the FRE Mock Interview Workshop to prepare them for job interviews! The event was moderated by NYU Adjunct Professor and former Head of Front Office Risk at BNP Paribas, Thomas Phillips, and the featured guests included NYU Adjunct Professor and former Managing Director of Highbridge Capital Jerome Beneviste, as well as Nikhil Gautam Chaudhari (J.P. Morgan, FRE Alum), Yuansheng Li (Bank of Communications, FRE Alum), and Yaoxi Douglas Li (Goldman Sachs, FRE Alum). The event kicked off with an “interviewing best practices” advice panel, and later transitioned to group mock interviews. This event added great value in providing FRE students with the real life scoop on how interviews are conducted across various areas of industry!
Recruiting Advice Panel
On November 16, 2017, FRE students had the opportunity to hear from featured graduating FRE students in a “Recruiting Advice Panel.” The featured panelists included Vibhati Joshi (December 2017 grad, joining American Express), Qijia Lou (May 2018 grad, joining MKP), Xingyue Huang (December 2017 grad, joining JP Morgan), and Mengzhou Jojo Tang (May 2018 grad, joining Jeffries). The panel covered a range of topics, including how to network, tips for determining a career focus, preparing for interviews, and how to increase the chance of a return full-time offer after an internship. It was a well-attended event and was great to see successful graduating FRE students share such valuable insight with their peers!