The Berkeley MFE Program's highly regarded reputation in the finance community and its well-established relationships with managers and executives at the most prestigious firms provide you with an ideal gateway to the job you want after graduation.
Throughout the year, the MFE program staff is working hard behind the scenes to uncover job opportunities at dozens of leading firms, and to work with those companies and with you to determine the best possible career fit. The Berkeley MFE Program is distinguished by its ability to help students garner job offers from the most desirable companies. Despite the ever-changing economic environment, the Haas School's record is impeccable--100 percent of MFE graduates seeking full-time employment received job offers in each of the previous four years.
From your first day as a Berkeley MFE student, the program office works to prepare you to achieve your career goals. Orientation week gives you an initial overview of job opportunities, market trends, and skill sets. Real-world interaction with industry-leading companies starts immediately with a trading-game simulation conducted with representatives from Wells Fargo. Other introductory sessions cover various topics in-depth, such as resumes, ethics, and internship preparation.
The program offers a wide range of continuous personalized services, including help with individual career planning, resume writing, and interview preparation. Group workshops, panels, networking events, and receptions offer valuable information specific to all phases of the career search. The Haas School also hosts two career fairs specifically for MFE students. The October career fair in New York, co-hosted by the International Association of Financial Engineers and New York University, typically draws more than two dozen top financial firms. A second fair, held in San Francisco, draws more than 40 organizations.
Please note that internship and full-time career placement assistance is available only for enrolled Master of Financial Engineering students and alumni. We cannot assist individuals who are not enrolled in the MFE or are not MFE alumni in their internship or full-time placement search.
Career support does not end after graduation. From your first day as a Berkeley MFE student, you have access to one of the best professional networks on the planet. More than 30,000 business school graduates are connected by the robust Haas Alumni Network, with alumni chapters in major cities around the globe. The Haas online alumni community, Haas@Cal, the focal point for alumni connections and services, facilitates keeping up with friends from school and developing professional networks. The online community offers Haas students and alumni a searchable alumni directory, online job postings, lifelong email forwarding options, and various career resources.
Spot Trading, LLC
"To get us ready for internship interviews, the MFE program office put us through "boot camp" style interview preparation, which allowed us to maximize the interviewing opportunities we had with various companies. Had it not been for all the preparation and practice, I don’t think I would have landed my internship."