As we approach autumn, Computational Finance and Risk Management (CFRM) faculty and staff are delighted to welcome new and returning students back to campus for the 2018-2019 academic year.
There are a lot of exciting events we are looking forward to beginning in October. In addition to their coursework, students will attend Career & Professional Development workshops taught by CFRM Career Services Manager, Karen Beaudry. These workshops are tailored specifically for CFRM students and cover career-related topics in anticipation of summer 2019 internships and full-time job placement for second year students after graduation.
The CFRM program continues to partner with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Seattle and the Seattle Alternative Investment Association (SAIA) by sponsoring the SAIA Summit in November, and the CFA Annual Economic Forecast Dinner in January. With program staff and faculty, students network with local industry members and listen to keynote lectures from leaders in the financial services industry.
Incoming students will have the opportunity to gain insight from second year students, engage with alumni at planned mixers, and meet with employers at seminars, job and internship fairs and information sessions. “We are excited to expand and enhance the Career and Professional Development workshop curriculum, as well as, host more events to expose students to career opportunities,” stated Karen Beaudry, when asked about the 2018-2019 academic year.
CFRM student teams have done well in local and national challenges and competitions, and incoming students will have the opportunity to participate this academic year. In July 2018, a 6-person CFRM team won the International Association for Quantitative Finance (IAQF) 7th Annual Academic Student Competition.
The 2018-2019 academic year is bound to be busy, yet exciting, for students, staff and faculty. We look forward to welcoming all students, on-campus and online, to the University of Washington later this month.