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Engineering a Greater Role for Women in Financial Research

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Mar 26, 2024
“There seem to be fewer incentives for women to pursue careers in quantitative finance. Perhaps that is why women have not made very uniform advances in the industry,” Juliette Mayada Ould-Aklouche, MFE 24, obs...

Exploring the Berkeley MFE Internship Journey: Class of 2024 Embraces Experiential Learning

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Feb 13, 2024
As the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program begins to wind down, the class of 2024 reflects on a transformative journey of experiential learning through their internships. From October 2023 to...

From PhD to MFE: Jingtian Wei's Inspiring Journey to Quantitative Research

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Dec 15, 2023
Meet Jingtian Wei, a distinguished alumna of UC Berkeley's Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program. In 2023, she transitioned into a rewarding career as a quantitative researcher at BlackRock. Jingtian's ...

A career in financial engineering delivers positive impact

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Oct 23, 2023
Ten years into his career Luis Toro, MFE 14, still relies on lessons learned in his Berkeley Haas Master in Financial Engineering studies, and he retains close ties to the program as a career coach.

Rishi Kumra's Insightful Journey: Poker and Quantitative Finance

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Sep 25, 2023
Poker, often perceived as a mere card game played in casinos by most, holds a different significance in the realm of quantitative trading. As a student pursuing a Master of Financial Engineering (MFE), Rishi Ku...

A Day in the Life of an MFE

By Diane Nguyen   |   Aug 15, 2023
In the heart of Berkeley, a place renowned for its academic excellence, lies the prestigious Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program at the University of California. Here, the dreams of aspiring finance p...

An MFE candidate finds rewards, challenges, and community

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   May 25, 2023
Akshita Gulati, MFE 24, approaches her Master of Financial Engineering studies with the attitude, “If it’s not challenging, it’s not rewarding.” Just two months into her program, she has found plenty of both ch...

DeFi (ing) the Odds

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   May 03, 2023
Back in November 2022, Jin Kim and Tarek Mohammad, both MFE ‘23, co-founded hyphen labs, a platform for decentralized finance (DeFi) trading. Their company has been accepted into UC Berkeley SkyDeck and was the...