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Qianyu “Coco” Chen
I completed my bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science in May 2020 at University of Missouri-Columbia. I always wanted to work in the financial industry, and then was introduced to quantitative finance. In order to become a “quant,” I knew that I needed to have a strong background in math, which is why I majored in it at my undergraduate school. As I learned more about this job, I realized that coding is another skill I need to have. I focused on improving my programming skills in my last two years of my undergraduate studies. After I graduated, I decided to further my knowledge by studying quantitative finance and risk analytics here at Rensselaer. I like to bake, hang out with friends, and explore new things. One new skill I recently learned is fishing.
I am on track to graduate with an undergraduate degree in business management and a minor in psychology in December 2020. By the end of my first year at Rensselaer, I knew I wanted to apply for the MBA co-terminal program. It felt like a no-brainer to take advantage of this opportunity, where I could further develop my skills with the support of faculty that I’ve gotten to know and trust over the past few years. During my Arch away semester, I had the privilege of working as an ad sales intern for A+E Networks in their New York City office, where I helped my team conduct market research and highlight prospective clients. I am so grateful for this internship because it opened my eyes to the wide range of career opportunities that exist within an industry. I’ve worked at several restaurants in the downtown Troy area, so I always have a recommendation for a new place depending on your appetite!
Mingrui "Rachel" Li
Before attending Rensselaer and the Lally School of Management, I completed my undergraduate degree in China where I majored in finance. I accumulated some basic financial knowledge through my undergraduate education, but realized I needed more technical and practical skills to perform at a higher level in my career. Therefore, I chose to pursue a master’s degree in quantitative finance and risk analytics at Lally. I was drawn to the Lally School because it provides me with many opportunities to learn the real financial market and practical technology skills, which will help me become more competitive in the field. In my free time, I enjoy listening to pop music, watching detective movies, cooking, and am very interested in ice hockey.
Qingyang “Claire” Liu
During my gap year before coming to the Lally School, I realized business analytics is a very fast-growing field and a good combination with my undergraduate major. I chose the Lally School because of its alumni connections. Many alums work at my dream companies, and I got to meet some of them at the career fair. The courses of this program also equip me with skills that are very applicable to the business analytics industry, such as R, SQL, and Python. Outside of school, I like skiing and watching TV shows. Right now, I am also trying to teach myself to play the piano.
After completing my undergraduate degree at Mississippi University for Women, I moved to Schenectady, New York, to work as an insurance agent. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I left my job. Instead of wasting my time waiting for things to settle down, I decided to pursue my MBA. I had applied to a few colleges, but I ultimately chose Lally after viewing its curriculum, which matched perfectly with the path I was looking to take. Plus, the generous scholarships provided by the college and sponsors further cemented my decision. I am proud to be a part of Lally and take forward its legacy with my name. In my down-time (which I don’t get a lot of), I like to step back, relax, and pamper myself in any way possible.