Aspiring Portfolio Manager Sharpens Skills with an MS in Finance

While working at Goldman Sachs after completing her undergraduate degree, senior managers at the firm encouraged Jenny Gao ’17 MS in Finance to pursue a specialized master’s to open doors to more opportunities. When it came to making a decision about where to pursue her degree, she chose Simon because she was impressed with the School’s academic environment and employment outcomes.

Jenny nurtured a close relationship with the Career Management Center right away, and quickly realized that the connections fostered by that office pay big dividends to the students. Companies are frequently in touch with CMC to inquire about hiring Simon students, and those same companies are often willing to come to Rochester to conduct interviews, making it convenient for busy students.

She landed a position as a treasury intern with Conduent in New Jersey, one of the companies that came to Simon for an interview day. Jenny looks forward to building expertise in corporate finance, as well as where that expertise will lead her in the future.

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As you work on your application, we encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar:

MS in Finance Information Session – Monday, October 9 at 12 p.m. EDT

In this session you will:

  • Learn about the MS in Finance program structure, course offerings, and career outcomes
  • Hear from current Finance students
  • Receive an introduction to the Career Management Center
  • Meet Jerry Warner, faculty advisor for the program
  • Receive an application fee waiver ($150 value) if you attend the live session

We hope to review your application soon, and look forward to speaking with you on Oct. 9!

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