Student Resources

Undergraduate and graduate students are an increasingly significant portion of the IAQF´s membership. In response, the IAQF continues to plan more programs to meet student interests.

We encourage all students interested in the field of financial engineering or financial mathematics to use the IAQF’s web site as their first resource. Moving top right, listed under Student Resources you will find a listing of financial engineering academic programs, a core body of knowledge in financial engineering, as well as a FAQ section to address basic questions about pursuing a degree in financial engineering.  How to quickly navigate and access information included below:

How to Navigate this Site

The IAQF has prepared several types of resources to help students who are thinking about going into this field. On this page you will find links to more detailed descriptions of financial engineering as a profession and as an academic discipline. On other pages within Student Resources you will find:


IAQF’s How I Became A Quant Series

An excellent way for students to learn more about the opportunities in this field are through the "How I Became a Quant" panels that the IAQF conducts. If you are a member of the IAQF, you may also want to look at a recording of a previous panel. If you are not a member of the IAQF, consider joining (student membership is only $25 a year - click here).

The series also launched the recent publication of the book entitled “How I Became A Quant”.


A major resource for graduate students is the IAQF’s Annual Career Fair for Financial Mathematics, which it co-hosts with NYU’s Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences. This past fall marked our fourteenth annual event. Over four hundred students attended to meet recruiters from top-tier financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg and Many Others. Please take a look at last year’s Career Fair web site to get a better sense of the event.

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