MEng Concentration: Applied OR
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2016
Areas of Interest: Quantitative Analysis, Operations Research, Finance
Xueqi Zhao joined the Operations Research and Information Engineering program at Cornell University in August 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics in July 2014 from Zhejiang University.
Being interested in finance, she has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 exam through self-study and interned at Yingda Changan Insurance Brokers Group Co., Ltd in the summer of 2014, where she collected and quantified information for critical illness insurance products. During the internship, she also developed mathematical models to evaluate product cost efficiency from two different perspectives.
In the Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2014, Xueqi worked in a team and successfully applied mathematical concepts and heuristic algorithms to practical problems, which proved her quantitative ability and technical skills.
After graduation, Xueqi wishes to work as a quantitative analyst in operations research, finance or other related fields.