We prepare our graduates for rewarding careers in investment banks, hedge funds, asset management companies, financial software and data companies, and insurance companies, with roles in financial modeling and software development, model, market, credit, and operational risk management, asset valuation, trading desk support, trading, and portfolio management.
The MSMF office of career service management serves the career and professional development needs of all Rutgers University Mathematical Finance students and alumni. We strive to assist students in the many and various stages of development. We offer opportunities to develop professional and networking skills through Individual Consultation, Professional Development Seminars, Guest Speaker Series and various programs like Personal Branding, Self-Assessment and Relationship Building. We offer opportunities for the career seeker to clarify his/her career direction and goals and provide many resources to enhance the job-search process.
Our philosophy and practice is student-centered: Our goals, decisions, and resources focus on meeting students’ needs and developing the total professional. While we encourage students to meet with us in person, we are also available through email or by telephone (appointment preferred).
The following books and articles provide further insight into the history and development of mathematical finance in academia and industry, as well as the developing role of graduate degrees in mathematical finance:
- Emanuel Derman, My Life as a Quant : Reflections on Physics and Finance, Wiley, 2004
- Perry Mehrling, Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance, Wiley, 2005
- Niels Nygaard, pdf Derivatives and the Demand for Financial Mathematics -- it is Rocket Science (pdf), Financial Products Report, April 2005.
- Carrick Mollenkamp and Charles Fleming, Why Students of Professor El Karoui are in Demand (pdf), Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2006.
- Ivy Schmerken, Hiring the Next Generation of Quants ( pdf pdf (51 KB) ), Finance Tech, March 31, 2006.
- Ronald Alsop, Wall Street Warms to Finance Degree with Focus on Math (pdf), Wall Street Journal, Novermber 14, 2006
- Barry Schachter & Richard R. Lindsey, How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite, Wiley, 2007
University Career Center
University Career Services is a useful resource to consult during your job and career search process. University Career Services tools include job and internship opportunities (CareerKnight), resume building, mock interviews and full access to career fairs. For a full range of services, visit University Career Services.