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We guide our students into highly rewarding careers, providing counseling and resources throughout their time at UCLA Anderson and beyond.

Career Services:
Support in achieving your professional aspirations

Career Paths:
Workshops, seminars and panels prepare you for the job market

For Employers:
For assistance or more information, contact Amber Deister, Director of Career Advising & Employer Relations, or connect with our recruiting services

Focused Career Development
As a student, you will partner with our dedicated career services team to help you market yourself and your new skills. Our career development professionals will assist with your resume development and coach you on presentation, interviewing and negotiation skills. We offer you personalized, one-to-one guidance to help you design and pursue your career, from securing internships to full-time employment.

MFE Career Resources

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.

Workshops, Seminars, And Panels

Invitation only event and is hosted by IAQF providing MFE students an opportunity to meet in New York with recruiters from renowned companies.

National Financial Mathematics Career Fair

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.

Financial Institutions Seminar Series

A series of hands on programming workshops in R, SAS, MATLAB and Python designed to sharpen our students’ programming skills.

Financial Computing Workshops

Students gain practical experience applying their financial-engineering knowledge in a real-world setting, strengthening their competitive position in the marketplace upon graduation.

Summer Internships

Personalized sessions with the career services team, including help with career management, resume writing, and interview preparation.

1-on-1 Coaching

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

Conversations on Finance

Students may choose to travel with the career services team to one of the following locations: New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago. These visits include formal presentations and informal gatherings with companies. Past participating companies include: Barclays, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Citadel, Citigroup, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, Mellon Capital, Morgan Stanley, New York Stock Exchange, Och-Ziff, and State Street.

Career Orientation Trip

On-campus career fair offering our students the opportunity to meet with recruiters and quantitative finance industry professionals.

Quant Industry Open House

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.

Networking Events

The Business School Advantage

“The MFE program’s career services office organized many talks by professionals from different fields in finance which gave me great insights into the areas I would be able to contribute the most. From numerous career workshops to one-on-one coaching, I was able to take the next step in my career.”

Gert Dekegel ('14)

Home city and country: Brussels, Belgium
Pre-MFE degree(s): BS, Civil Eng., Free University of Brussels; MS, Electrical Eng., Free University of Brussels; MBA, Vlerick Business School
Summer Internship: Market Risk and Quantitative Research, Ares Management
Post-MFE Placement: Vice President/Market Risk Quant, MUFG Union Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Mina's Takes: Career

Mina Yuan (MFE ’20), vlogger extraordinaire, details her story of landing the internship that led to her full-time role as business operations analyst at Amazon Web Services. Her advice in your interview? Be prepared to explain why you really want to work there.

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.
Sample Job Titles
  • Risk Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Derivatives Traders
  • Quantitative Research Associate
  • Desk Strategist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Investment Data Engineer
  • Model Risk Consultant
  • Data Scientist
Recent Hiring Organizations
  • Barclays Capital
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • JP Morgan Chase and Co.
  • Moody's
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Federal Reserve
  • Research Affiliates
  • Thomson Reuters
Placement Locations
We specialize in placing our graduates in major business/financial centers, including: