Yijue Diao

Yijue Diao

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering


Anticipated Graduation Date:  December 2017

Education: Emory University; Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics, with the highest honor; Bachelor of Sciences, Major in Applied Mathematics


  • Citigroup: Summer Analyst in Finance and Risk Infrastructure (Summer 2017)
  • Academic Project:  Explaining Corporate Bond Excess Returns (Fall 2017)
  • Academic Project: How to Track Economy of China (Spring 2016)
  • China CITIC Bank: Summer Analyst in Private Banking Department (Summer 2015)
  • Emory University: Teaching Assistant for Principle of Microeconomics (Fall 2013)
  • Leadership: Publicity Head for Sino-Emory Newsletter (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014)

Hobbies: Playing badminton, Travelling, Jigsaw puzzles

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance?

I prosper in dynamic and challenging environments, through my strong interpersonal skills and unceasing aspiration to absorb new knowledge.

What makes you unique?

I have enjoyed jigsaw puzzles for more than a decade. The process of completing a jigsaw puzzle helped me foster patience, perseverance, prudence, and made me more receptive to learn new information.  The skills I have developed through this style of problem-solving has been a great benefit to my life, and potentially to my career.