How do I hire a QCF student for an internship or full-time job?

  • QCF Corporate Relations Managers Tonia Valek and Dana Feinstein works directly with students and employers to make the right connections. Job postings, info session inquiries, resume books, and partnership considerations should be directed to Dana Feinstein. More information can be found here.

Which career paths would a QCF graduate pursue?

  • The financial marketplace is large and varied. QCF graduates work in many financial industries including (but not limited to) asset management, hedge funds, investment and commercial banks, trading firms, financial technology, private equity, government and more. The “quant” or “financial engineering” job functions within these industries include (but are not limited to) risk management, investment banking, derivative trading, model building and validation, equity and quantitative research, quantitative analysis, sales & trading, project management, portfolio/asset/wealth management and various forms of technical consulting.

Does the MS QCF program require prior job experience?

  • No. While experience in the workplace is valuable in any professional degree, and considered in your applicant profile, it is not required for admission into the program. For personal success, internship experience in a relevant field is encouraged for anyone considering the QCF program.

What would a typical job search process look like for an MS QCF student?

  • Summer (before classes start)
    • Update your MS QCF resume and meet with Corporate Relations Manager virtually to establish relationship 
    • Attend Virtual Bootcamp
    • Attend Orientation Week
  • Fall Semester
    • Meet with your QCF career advisor to make career declaration plan
    • Complete 16 hour Career Development Workshop (8 weeks)
    • Attend fall recruiting events: QCF-specific and campus-wide info sessions, Career Fairs, networking events, workshops
    • Map your professional network; make contact and conduct informational interviews
    • Research potential internships and employers; apply and interview to internship positions as available
  • Spring Semester
    • Update MS QCF resume with project work
    • Search and apply for summer internship opportunities
    • Meet regularly with advisor to hone resume and interview skills
    • Participate in on-campus and self-identified interview opportunities
  • Summer
    • Complete internship (May-August)
    • Update MS QCF resume with internship experiences
    • Refresh interview skills
    • Identify target companies for full-time job applications
  • Fall Semester (graduating)
    • Many students accept permanent jobs from internships
    • Attend fall recruiting events; QCF- specific and campus-wide Career Fairs, networking events
    • Conduct job search based on techniques learned in QCF program
    • Apply and interview for full-time positions beginning approximately January
    • Apply for OPT (Optional Practical Training) eligibility (international students, if applicable)