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How to Prepare for the Video Essay

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Jun 22, 2022
One of the key components of the Berkeley MFE Program application is a video essay. The video essay is an opportunity for you to showcase your communication and presentation skills. Candidates record themselves...

Tips for Optimizing Your Application

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Jun 22, 2022
The Berkeley MFE Program receives hundreds of applications yearly, and making yours stand out can be challenging. Here are some suggestions for attracting the MFE Admissions Committee attention and increasing y...

How FESA Presidents supported their colleagues during the 2020 pandemic

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Jun 19, 2020
Elected as co-presidents of the Financial Engineering Students Association (FESA), Renee Reynolds and Qinghui "Jerry" Yu thought the job of representing the MFE students would be very easy. After all, all of th...

Exciting Times with AI and MFE Alumnus Karim Khiar

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Feb 26, 2020
Financial markets are ripe for significant disruption. With immense pressure from shareholders, regulators and customers, capital markets, firms and buyside players are now expected to deliver bigger returns wi...

Finish Your Berkeley MFE Application in 5 Days!

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Sep 27, 2017
Our Round 4 Deadline is coming up on October 2 - that’s 5 days from today! - for Spring 2018 start. 

Fintech Series Part 4: How Are We Addressing the Challenge?

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Aug 25, 2017
Welcome to the final part of my Fintech Series. Be sure you’ve checked out part one, part two, and part three. Developments in fintech pose a new challenge to traditional finance curricula. As discussed in part...

Staff Spotlight: Blake Binkley, UC Berkeley '17, Concludes Four Years at the Berkeley MFE

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Aug 08, 2017
Blake Binkley ends his tenure as a Berkeley MFE staff member this week, having been with the Program in conjunction with his undergraduate studies. For four years, Blake worked as a work study/intern on a wide ...

Alumni Spotlight: A Chat with Liran Amrany ('04), Co-founder & CEO of Debitize

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Aug 01, 2017
From Quant Finance to Fintech In our previous post, we checked in with one of our recent grads.  Continuing our Alumni Spotlight, today we’ll showcase the career progression of Liran Amrany, MFE Class of 2004.