C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread

Ashtonbianchi

New Member
Hello everyone,

I am currently a Senior at Manhattan College studying Finance and Economics. I am taking this class to strengthen my programming skills so that I can apply to graduate schools and pursue a Master's in Financial Engineering. I feel that QuantNet's C++ programming course will give me the best opportunity to prepare well for applying and interviewing for MFE programs.
 

Ashtonbianchi

New Member
Objective: Learn and become proficient in C++ to apply for MFE programs.
Programming Experience: None
Current Work: Currently a Senior at Manhattan College studying Finance & Economics
Intended Pace: Not very sure but I am hoping that once I get going I will have it done pretty smoothly
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Objective: Learn and become proficient in C++ to apply for MFE programs.
Programming Experience: None
Current Work: Currently a Senior at Manhattan College studying Finance & Economics
Intended Pace: Not very sure but I am hoping that once I get going I will have it done pretty smoothly
I think you'll be fine; great support from the TAs here and great interaction with the other students.
Good luck.
 

Lanqing Li

New Member
C++ Student
Hi!
I am an undergraduate student from China. Now I am preparing for applying graduate programs in Financial Engineering.

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: Python, R, Matlab(a little...)

Current work: Senior year of finance major

Intended pace of program: As quick as possible! Hope I can manage to acquire this programming language.
 

ZZZSYUE

New Member
C++ Student
Hello everyone,
I am looking forward to have a comprehensive study on C++.

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to Business Analysis.

Programming experience: Into level C++

Current work: Risk Management Intern

Intended pace of program: Hope i could learn well as quick as possible!
 

Zhaoxing

New Member
C++ Student
Hello everyone,

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs

Programming experience: Python and a little C

Current work: Junior year of finance major

Intended pace of program: I wish I could learn as quick as possible!
 

grisha

New Member
C++ Student
Hi all, glad to be here!

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs, hoping to enter the HFT space

Programming experience: Python, C#, SQL

Current work: A year out of undergrad, quant research at an asset management firm

Intended pace of program: As fast as possible!
 

adarmzju

New Member
C++ Student
Hello everyone,

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to related programs

Programming experience: Python, C, stata, Matlab

Current work: senior year of finance major

Intended pace of program: I wish I could learn as quick as possible!
 

Derrick Mo

Member
C++ Student
Happy holidays and what a wonderful time to start a new program!

Objective: Learn C++ in Financial Engineering context. I want to transition into quantitative space with 100% commitments.

Programming experience: SQL, VBA, Python (through pre-MFE program), Java, C (through online education program)

Current work:
9 years professional experience in asset management. Non-quantitative components.

Intended pace of program: Accelerated between now and new year, 4 hrs during workdays and 6-8 hrs during non-workdays. Depends on how much can be done and will have to slow down as work builds-up after year-end. Will adjust my schedule accordingly.
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Good luck!
The C++ syntax etc. takes a bit of getting used to. So, if you get stuck really, take a break and /or ask the TAs.

Training/study blocks of 2 hours is not a bad strategy.
 
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Lucas Li

New Member
Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: Elementary Java and Python.

Current work: Freshmen double-majoring mathematics and economics with a minor in business.

Intended pace: Plan to finish the course before the end of January 2020.
 

joegbennett

New Member
Hi everyone, looking forward to this course and working with all of you.

Objective: Learn C++ to help my applications to MFE / quantitative finance masters programs (applications are in for admission in Fall 2020)

Programming experience: None at all but hoping to change that with this course...

Current work: Worked as an investment banker at a large bank for the last two years after getting my MBA. Left my job recently to focus on applying to MFE / quant finance programs to transition from I-banking to a more quant / asset management-type role.

Intended pace: Plan to finish the course before the end of January 2020. I start two in-person math courses at Baruch's Pre-MFE Program in late January, so I hope to have this completed by then so I can focus on those.
 

wei_wang

New Member
C++ Student
Hello all!

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: Python, some C, some Java and some JavaScript...

Current work: Senior year of Finance major.

Intended pace of program: As quick as possible!
 

Xiaoxy

Member
C++ Student
Hello everyone,
I'm an undergraduate majoring in finance and data science in China.

Objective: Learn C++ for admission to MFE programs and interns

Programming experience: Python, R, Matlab

Current work: junior year in finance and data science

Intended pace of program: ASAP, hopefully 2 months
 

Efredrickson

New Member
C++ Student
Hi everyone,

Happy New Year!

Objective: Learn C++ for potential admission to a MFE Program

Programming experience: None but want to learn

Current work: Currently works at a market making firm

Intended pace: Hopefully 6 - 8 weeks
 

AnLoaix

New Member
C++ Student
Objective: Learn C++ for graduate school and future employment
Programming Experience: Python, Matlab, SQL
Current Work: Final year undergrad
Intended pace: finish by March, no later than April
 

Yingxin Xie

New Member
C++ Student
Hello everyone,

I'm a Business Econ major and trying to get a Master in Business Analytics. Hope everything goes well for you all!

Objective: Learning C++ for data analysis and cumulate necessary coding skills for BA
Programming Experience: None
Current Work: Senior undergraduate student
Intended pace: must be done by Jan 15th if possible......
 
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