Operations Research and Financial Engineering

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Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Operations Research and Financial Engineering Majors

Full-Time Employment

  • Business Analyst - McKinsey & Company, Boston, MA
  • Analyst - Cantor Commercial Real Estate, New York, NY
  • Analyst - HSBC, Hong Kong, China
  • Algorithmic Trader - GETCO, New York, NY
  • Software Engineer - Google, Mountain View, CA
  • Management Trainee - L'Oreal, New York, NY
  • Global Management Trainee - Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO
  • Department Assistant - National Basketball Association, New York, NY
  • US Foundation Fellow - Sherborne School, Sherborne, United Kingdom
  • Financial Researcher - New York City Department of Education, New York, NY

1-2 Year Post Grad Options

  • Patent Development Manager - Intellectual Ventures, Beijing, China
  • Research Analyst - International Consultancy Europe (ICE BV), Bangkok, Thailand

Graduate and Professional Schools

  • Ph.D., Financial Engineering - Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Finance - New York University
  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics - Brown University
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research - University of California at Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering - Stanford University
  • M.D. - University of Maryland
  • M.S., Financial Engineering - Cornell University
  • M. Fin. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.A., Economics - Yale University

Internships of Recent Operations Research and Financial Engineering Majors

  • Summer Intern, Public Sector Services - Alvarez & Marsal, Washington, DC
  • Summer Analyst, Global Research - Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, NY
  • Intern-Supply Chain Management - Fraunhofer Institute for Materials Flow and Logistics, Dortmund, Germany
  • Summer Analyst - Goldman Sachs, New York, NY
  • Summer Analyst - J.P. Morgan, New York, NY
  • Operations Intern - Landstar Global Logistics, Simi Valley, CA
  • Program Manager Intern - Microsoft, Bellevue, WA
  • Student Research Assistant - Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Product Analyst - Pacific Investment Management Company, Newport Beach, CA
  • Football Administration Intern - Philadelphia Eagles Football Organization, Philadelphia, PA
  • Freshman Tech Intern - Raytheon, Andover, MA
  • Marketing Intern - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester, NY
  • Health Career Connection Summer Intern - The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, CA
  • Intern - ThyssenKrupp, Essen, Germany
  • Research Intern, Department of Industrial Engineering - University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Resources and Information Online

Professional Associations

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