The Computational Finance certificate program at the University of Washington was a fantastic experience for me. I felt like I received a strong theoretical base of knowledge, along with plenty of applications relevant to industry work. Within the first week of the first class I was using new techniques in my job researching financial issues for the federal government that I had learned in the class. The professors bring a substantial amount of experience to the table as both academics and practitioners. There is no doubt in my mind that earning the certificate has had a positive influence on my career.