This is for members taking this online course to introduce themselves, their career/education goal in pursuing the certificate.
It is similar to one we have for students taking the C++ course. C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread
Objective: Learn and feel confident in using Python before joining MFE program in September.
Programming Experience: C++ for Financial Engineering certification, Matlab, some R, and some Python
Work Experience: Will be joining Columbia's MSFE program this September.
Intended Pace of Program: My goal is to finish the course before my program starts. This would give me 8 weeks from today to finish the course. Finishing this course while starting my first semester would be a difficult task.
Objective: I am a rising senior in Mathematics and Economics, looking for RA/intern opportunities in Quant Finance and Econ, and preparing for MFE/ Econometrics Programs. My goal is to be proficient in Python, especially for using it in Finance and Econ application. I hope I will be more confident with my coding skills after this course.
Programming Experience: Matlab for Numerical Methods, STATA for Econometrics, Intro to Python, Data Structure in Java
Work Experience: Summer Intern in Lending/Fin-Tech
Intended Pace of Program: 4-6 hours/week. I hope I can finish the course around Nov.
Objective: Sharpen my hands-on data science/machine learning skills in the Python language as well as get more extensive exposure to Python libraries concerning data science/machine learning.
Programming Experience: Have previously taken the C++ course on here and have taken courses in VBA, SQL, and Python from ScriptUni. Through grad school, some R programming experience. Through research-related work, used Matlab extensively.
Work Experience: About 8 months at an energy hedge fund start-up as a quant developer/trading analyst. Will be starting a new role next week as a quant risk analyst at a power and gas company.
Intended Pace of Program: Try to finish within the allocated schedule I'm given, but hopefully I can finish faster.