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Master of Financial Engineering Program

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Heather Russell

Heather Russell
2008

VP, Sr. Quantitative Financial Analyst, Model Risk Management
Bank of America
San Francisco, CA

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"As soon as I was admitted, the program office started giving me advice on preparing for success. Their support continued throughout the year, especially in finding an internship, which turned into a full-time job.

"Companies want to hire people who can be immediately productive. My Berkeley MFE helped me make a strong, smooth transition. The Haas professors don't teach things just because they are theoretically interesting, but because they are what will give you an edge on the job."

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