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.
Objective: Gain better understanding of data wrangling and data research using Python. Programming Experience: C++, Python Work Experience: Working professional in prop trading firm Intended Pace of Program: Expecting to complete in 2 months.
Objective: review Python syntax before internship, be able to write quick & efficient Python scripts at work, have something to learn while waiting for more money to join C++ Advanced course Programming Experience: C++, Python Work Experience: Graduate MFE student Intended Pace of Program: 12 weeks
Objective: Learn Python to future-proof myself. I have three months before I start studying again for the CFA exams and I wanted to learn some coding. Programming experience: VBA (Can modify set macros for client needs), R (Time Series Analysis) Work Experience: 2.5 Years as a Financial Modeling Associate (Use VBA and Excel to effectively pull and present our data for client use) Intended Pace of Program: 12 weeks
Hi All! Objective: Become familiar with Python for solving financial problems. Gain some experience of computational finance. Programming Experience: Java (Oriented-Programming: entry-level computer science course), R (entry-level data science course for environmental science) Intended Pace of Program: 5-6 weeks
I am ready to struggle through this course and learn some real stuff. Good luck to us all.