Below are a variety of options to stay involved as alumns.
Volunteer to talk with prospective MSCF students!
Attracting strong students to MSCF is what makes this program the top of its kind. Alumni are one of the most credible sources of information that an admitted student can search out while making the important decision of which quantitative finance program to attend and we are looking for alums willing to serve as an "Alumni Volunteer" - a resource for admitted, but not yet matriculated, students to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of the MSCF program.
As an Alumni Volunteer, you will have an opportunity to share experiences and insights with candidates we very much hope to have in our program. Your involvement can make the difference in whether he or she attends Carnegie Mellon or another program! Contact Diffy Paljevic at (212) 584-0925 or firstname.lastname@example.org and she will note you as a volunteer in our searchable, password-protected alumni database available only to students admitted into the program. The admissions team will also use this information to help connect admitted students with alumni.
Volunteer to be a "Chapter Head"
Often, all it takes to get a group of MSCF alums more familiar with one another in a city (and able to network more effectively!) is having ONE engaged alum willing to work with the alums we know are living and working near you. We can send you their contact info -- the rest is up to you! Are you willing? Contact Diffy Paljevic at (212) 584-0925 or email@example.com.
Send us good candidates!
Who bettter understands the rigors and rewards of the MSCF program than you? if you have a good candidate in mind, please let me know! We place a high premium on the referrals and recommendations of our alums! Contact Jessica Bittel at (412) 268-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruit from the MSCF Program!
No one understands the rigor of the MSCF program or the caliber of our students better than you! We are pleased that you are considering our soon-to-graduate students for your summer internship and full-time hiring needs. We look forward to working with you!
MSCF Resume Books:
We provide electronic copies of our resume books, including the recent Class of 2017 Graduating Resume Book and 2017 MSCF Summer Internship Resume Books.
MSCF Student Biographies and Photos:
To learn more about our MSCF students' backgrounds, we have assembled a student photo/biography roster for our corporate partners.
To post jobs through the MSCF recruiting system, QuantConnect:
MSCF Career Services provides employment services to Carnegie Mellon's Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) students and alumni. To post jobs and/or view the resume books of MSCF students and alumni or to conduct detailed searches in the resume books, please contact Queeta Welch at email@example.com or (412) 268-3028.
To post jobs through the undergraduate recruiting system, Handshake:
Visit the Career and Professional Development Center’s website to learn more about Handshake. Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 268-2064 with questions.
MSCF Alumni Board
The MSCF Alumni Board was created in 2016 to assist the MSCF program in offering more valuable resources for our alumni, to strengthen MSCF alumni ties, to provide insights into the needs of the industry, and to better communicate the needs of the program. Once fully composed, the MSCF Alumni Board will consist of twelve members plus the five members of the MSCF Steering Committee.
Alumni Board members serve a three-year term. The Board meets once in the Fall in New York with the MSCF Steering Committee and MSCF Alumni Relations staff and once with the MSCF Alumni Relations staff in the Spring.
MSCF Speaker Series
You would have had to have graduated in the very early days of the MSCF program not to be familiar with the MSCF Speaker Series! Practitioner talks that take place on Friday’s in the fall, the primary purpose in hosting these talks is to expose our students, many of whom do not have a finance background, to the different products, markets, and careers to be had in "quantitative finance.” Many of you have now been working in the industry for many years. You know a lot. Why not share your wisdom and insights with the new kids?
The topic of your presentation would be for you to decide but would, hopefully, encompass your areas of expertise, perhaps with some examples of projects you are working on or what you see as "the road ahead" for our students about to move into these jobs. These talks also present an opportunity for you to "sell" you company as well as provide you with an early, first-hand “look” at our students for possible entry-level openings at your firm! Interested in participating? Call call Rick Bryant at (412) 268-4592 or email@example.com
Did you do or are you doing something that you think would make a great story? Let us know by sending us an email. We'll follow up. Perhaps all will see it in the next MSCF Alumni Newsletter! firstname.lastname@example.org