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.