Career Impact


Support in achieving your professional aspirations


Workshops, seminars and panels prepare you for the job market


Connect with our talented pool of candidates

Focused Career Development


As a UCLA Anderson MFE student you will partner with our dedicated MFE Career Services team to help market yourself and your new skills. The career-development professionals assists you with placement in internships and full-time positions, and coaches you on presentation and communication skills, resume development, and interviewing/negotiation skills. We offer you personalized, one-to-one guidance to help you design and pursue your career.

MFE Career Resources: The Full Picture

Practical workshops, seminars and panel discussions covering quantitative interviewing skills, mock interviews, communication and presentation skills, resume and cover letter writing, salary negotiation skills and industry panel discussions.
Invitation only event and is hosted by IAQF providing MFE students an opportunity to meet in New York with recruiters from renowned companies.
A series of hands on programming workshops in R, SAS, MATLAB and Python designed to sharpen our students’ programming skills.
Throughout the program, UCLA Anderson hosts several networking events for students and alumni. These are opportunities to network with key contacts within the finance industry.
On-campus career fair offering our students the opportunity to meet with recruiters and quantitative finance industry professionals.
Students travel with the career services team to New York City for a three-day immersion into Wall Street, which includes formal presentations and informal gatherings with companies. Past participating companies include: Barclays, BlackRock, Citadel, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, New York Stock Exchange and Och-Ziff.
Weekly sessions that provide a forum for students to close the gap between their quantitative skills and their knowledge of finance and the markets, becoming conversant on topics found in the pages of The Wall Street Journal or the Financial Times.
Personalized sessions with the career services team, including help with career management, resume writing, and interview preparation.
Students gain practical experience applying their financial-engineering knowledge in a real-world setting, strengthening their competitive position in the marketplace upon graduation.
Speaker events that allow students to learn firsthand about financial engineering from successful practitioners who work in quantitative finance at major financial institutions. The mix of experts makes for an unmatched learning experience.

MFE Career Paths

Financial engineers pursue rewarding careers in a variety of areas: some work within banks that create, sell and trade financial instruments, also known as the “sell side,” and others work on the “buy side” within investment firms, mutual funds and hedge funds. Many serve corporations and governments that need to earn a return on their investors’ money, raise capital and manage various risks — from changes in interest rates to fluctuations in commodity prices and foreign exchange rates.

Anderson MFEs are pursuing careers as Risk Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, Derivatives Trader, Quantitative Research Associate, and Desk Strategist. They work in a variety of industries for companies that include: Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Google, Moody's, Morgan Stanley, New York Federal Reserve, PIMCO, Research Affiliates, and Thomson Reuters. LEARN MORE.