The Master of Financial Economics program officially began giving degrees in 2003. Its first two cohorts comprised of less than ten students, and today the program maintains an enrolment capped at 25. The program’s alumni network, comprising of over 300, is an active, tightly-knit and supportive group. Alumni participate in professional and networking events promoted by the program and liaise regularly with current students. Common events attended by the alumni members include the Fall Networking Reception, the December Holiday Party, the March Berkowitz lecture, and other ad hoc networking events. Alumni also actively deliver sessions in the program’s Professional Development Course, lead mock interviews, and act as professional mentors to current students.
Representatives are assigned to keep track of their graduating cohorts. The MFE Alumni Network also has a President and Board Chair. Notable members include:
If you are an alumnus and would like to get in touch with any of the alumni representative, or would like to receive a copy of the most recent alumni list, please contact the Program Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. (This list if confidential and is circulated only to members of this network.)
The program has facilitated a number of forums to apprise its members of on-goings, and to permit two-way communication:
The Program Coordinator maintains the alumni listserv, and regularly circulates job postings, and information on networking events, and happenings in the program. If members would like to share job or professional opportunities, or submit information to the alumni network, they may email information to the Program Coordinator at email@example.com, who will circulate it to the listserv.
Alumni members are encouraged to ensure that the program receives their most current contact and job details. Job information is also compiled in general reporting on employment industries/areas used in the program recruitment guides.
The Alumni President releases the Annual MFEAA Newsletter every fall, typically in the month of November. The newsletter comments on on-goings in the MFE program, on students’ successes with respect to competitions, summer internship and full-time recruitment, and as well, faculty successes. The newsletter also circulates the most recent alumni contact list.
If you are an alumnus and are not receiving a copy of the newsletter, please contact the Program Coordinator, to ensure your position and contact details are up-to-date.
The Professional Development Course
The program’s successes are in part due to the support and participation from members of the alumni networking who have placed an active role in networking, recruitment, and professional development activities. The program invites continued participation in the same, particular in the Professional Development Course, either through the delivery of sessions, through mock interviews or mentorship meetings with students. If interested in participation in any of these, please notify the Program Coordinator.
In September 2015, the MFE program launched an MFE Alumni and Friends (Admissions) Award which will be used to recruit our very top applicants into the program. Our targetted goal of $50,000 will earn a yearly endowment of $4000.
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