University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign MSF Interview

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I am going to be speaking with the Assistant Director and Professor that heads up the program next week. Anyone have any questions that they want asked? Post here and I will link the interview when I do it.

Thanks

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Comments (15)

Dec 10, 2010

Normally I would pester you Anthony, but I don't think I've got anything serious to ask.

Is this the MFE program or Master's of Finance program? If it's the MFE program, it would be interesting to see what the MFE program is doing to leverage the school's world-class Accy and Engineering programs...

Dec 10, 2010
IlliniProgrammer:

Normally I would pester you Anthony, but I don't think I've got anything serious to ask.

Is this the MFE program or Master's of Finance program? If it's the MFE program, it would be interesting to see what the MFE program is doing to leverage the school's world-class Accy and Engineering programs...

Illini, dude all this time on the site and you're only mentioning they have world class engineering programs now?! Why'd it take so long to share the info man...

MSFHQ, can you ask about recruiting, undergrad vs. grad and how they structure it etc. Thanks a bundle

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Dec 10, 2010

^^^ Haha, somebody has to keep talking about how it should be a target school.

Dec 10, 2010

I'll bring up the MFE topic, but it is mainly about their MSF.

Dec 10, 2010
MSFHQ:

I am going to be speaking with the Assistant Director and Professor that heads up the program next week. Anyone have any questions that they want asked? Post here and I will link the interview when I do it.

Thanks

www.msfhq.com

I would ask for the low down dirty dirt on any and all U of I grads who went to work on Wall Street over the past five years; focusing on those with strong quantitative aptitudes, goofy gray suits and top programming abilities:)

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Dec 10, 2010

Hahaha... I would start by asking if they remember any undergrads from four years ago or if they were too busy doing research.

That's how a land grant research institution works- undergrads are a silly annoyance whose sole purpose is to provide tuition funding for research.

Dec 10, 2010

I JUST NOW realized that Anthony changed his screen name. I was starting to wonder why I "had not" read any of his contributions of late lol

  • vanillathunder12
  •  Dec 10, 2010

How many end up in Chicago when their goal is New York?
What types of positions do grads get (second year analysts, associates?
Why is tuition so high for in state students?

Dec 10, 2010
vanillathunder12:

Why is tuition so high for in state students?

I'd be interested to hear if you found this out for Ohio State too...

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Dec 10, 2010

MSFHQ?? I feel like I hardly know you anymore Anthony!

Could you ask how large an equity stake IP has in the school? He must be making a bundle given all the recruitment he does for them, lol.

Regards

Dec 10, 2010

Full disclosure, I get a free stalk of corn from the Morrow plots for every graduate student I recruit; a free breakfast at the cafeteria for every undergrad. :D

Dec 10, 2010
IlliniProgrammer:

Full disclosure, I get a free stalk of corn from the Morrow plots for every graduate student I recruit; a free breakfast at the cafeteria for every undergrad. :D

I knew you were in it for the money!

Regards

Dec 10, 2010

Yup. Hard to turn down those breakfasts with the overcooked rice pudding- err, great tasting rice and other finely-cooked foods.

Dec 10, 2010

In all seriousness, how long has their engineering program been at this level? My dad went there in the early 80s for his masters in Civ E, should I find his grad school buddies?

Dec 10, 2010