With Canary Wharf visible from its Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London is one of the only UK universities giving its economics students the chance to use the same technology as City traders.
The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary provides students with Bloomberg, Reuters, Interactive Brokers Trading Workstations and one of the most advanced trading platforms, the FXCM FX Trading Station. These give students access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and financial industry.
Information about the additional ungraded modules available for all SEF MSc students is now available on QMPlus. Please check the Postgraduate Shared Area for further details.
This year the Careers Centre worked with a leading Investment Management firm, Blackrock, to set up a mentoring scheme for undergraduates from a range of universities. Four individuals from SEF gained a place on the scheme, which involved taking part in the Spring Insight week and meeting 1-2-1 with professionals working at Blackrock. Ahmed Yaqoob talks about his experiences on the scheme:
Being a first year Economics student, I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do in the future. I decided to go to the careers office at Queen Mary and find out what options were open to me. This turned out to be some of the most helpful advice I had ever been given in terms of improving my CV, what spring internships were available and how I could go about furthering my knowledge of economic news. After a few weeks, I heard about an event hosted by Queen Mary Careers for the School of Economics and Finance called “LinkedUp”.
You’re Hired! SEF MSc students: don’t miss out on the free Interview Workshops. Run by a City firm of interview coaches and banking experts - the sure-fire way to get into shape for job applications.
Contact Agatha Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
To give students a head start in working in Finance, we are running extra classes such as Introduction to Electronic Trading, Portfolio Management, Bloomberg Training Programme and C++ for Finance. We also provide support modules in MATLAB/GAUSS, Behavioural and International Finance, Financial Derivatives, Empirical Finance, Risk Management for Banks, Asset Management, Quantitative Techniques, and Eviews. Read more
See the Postgraduate Shared Area on QMPlus for more details.
Would you like to know what careers are available to graduates in Economics and Finance? Would you like to know what careers best fit your own skills? The School of Economics and Finance has created an online database that allows you to browse through a large number of careers available to graduates in economics and finance in industries such as banking, finance, law and the public sector. The database has been put together with the invaluable help of two current students: Shweta Upadhyaya and Igor Tkachuk!
Selina graduated from the School of Economics and Finance with an BSc in Economics, and shortly after graduation started working in purchasing and supply. She uses methods she learnt in her degree for analysing spend and developing strategy.
Supplymanagement.com interviewed Selina about her work here.
The mission of the Bright Futures Society is to give Queen Mary students an edge in the highly competitive job market, by equipping them with the relevant knowledge and skills which will allow them to stand out to potential employers. The Society will fulfil this mission by hosting a variety of networking events, CV sessions, interview advice and application advice sessions.