Jizi Lu

Jizi (Ivy) Lu

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering

Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2018

Education (previous degree): Claremont McKenna College


  • NewGen Capital: Summer Analyst (Summer 2017)
  • Leadership: Co-founder of Global Professional Success Advisory Group (Summer 2017)
  • Academic Project: The Effects of the Gender of the Real Estate Agents on House Prices (Spring 2017)
  • Lowe Institute of Political Economy: Research Assistant (Fall 2016)
  • Academic Project: Valuation and Forecasting of Michael Kors (Spring 2016)
  • Beijing Zhongzhi Security Technology Development Co. Ltd: Summer Analyst (Summer 2015)
  • Citic Bank: Assistant Financial Manager Intern (Summer 2014)

Hobbies: Electronic Dance Music, fashion blogging, jogging

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance? 

My father is a successful, self-taught trader and investor, and I am inspired to be just like him. I want to work with smart and motivated people and to use my communication and quantitative skills on a daily basis.

What makes you unique?

I was a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) major before I switched to Economics in my junior year of college. I love studying philosophy because it teaches me how to synthesize information, enhances my communication and critical thinking skills, and allows me to approach problems from a fresh perspective.