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Internship placements

Posted by alifinmath on April 23, 2008

The good people at Quantnet have been sending out questionnaires to some of the better MFE programs in the USA, trying to get a feel for what kind of job they’re doing in placing people. Princeton has just replied. This is the way a properly-run program goes about doing things. People thinking about doing an MFE need to get straight answers on these questions before committing themselves. The stakes are so high and the market so brutally competitive that applicants shouldn’t even think of second-rate or (even worse) fledgling progams. And in the scheme of things, differences in tuition fees fade into insignificance, bringing to mind the old business adage, “not cheap at any price,” for shoddy stuff.

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2 Responses to “Internship placements”

  1. Andy said

    Ali,
    Unfortunately, as much as we try to give them free advertisement for their programs, they either don’t want to disclose anything or don’t care what prospective students want to know.
    In either case, that spells bad luck for students. What we try to do at Quantnet is to provide as much transparent data about various program as we can get. Princeton is the only one out of more than a dozen programs we contacted so that says something about the state of affair.

    Andy

  2. alifinmath said

    (For those not in the know, Andy is the Quantnet administrator and incidentally, a Baruch MFE graduate. Baruch demonstrates the way MFE programs should be run.)

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