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Columbia Short answer (The Fu Foundation School)


lulu 1 / 1  
Jan 18, 2009   #1
English is not my native tougue and could you please give me some advice about word choice, grammer or anything!!

For applicants to The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, please tell us what attracts you specifically to the study of engineering:

After reading My Life as a Quant by Emanual Derman which describes his years at Goldman

Sachs, I confirmed my choice to study Financial Engineering. I am a good mathematician and

using mathematical tools to solve problems in finance is of great utility to me. Furthermore,

financial engineering is a new study that most Chinese universities do not offer. With rapid

development in financial market, China is in great need of people who specialize in using quant

methods to solve financial problems. As a Columbia graduate, I will definitely become a leader

in Financial Engineering in China.
Linnus 6 / 89  
Jan 18, 2009   #2
I thought Columbia's deadline was January 2nd.

Are you sure you study financial engineering at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science instead of Columbia's business school?

You didn't really answer the prompt. The prompt asks, why do you want to study engineering. Okay you are a good mathematician. Why not study math then?

Also you spelled the professor's name wrong, it's Emanuel Derman.

Lastly, your response seems a bit short.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Jan 18, 2009   #3
After reading My Life as a Quant by Emanual Derman, which describes Derman's years at Goldman Sachs, I confirmed my choice to study Financial Engineering. What was it about this bok that inspired you? I am a good mathematician interested in using mathematical tools to solve problems in finance.Furthermore Financial engineering is a new study that most Chinese universities do not offer. With rapid development in financial market, China is in great need of people who specialize in using quant methods to solve financial problems. As a Columbia graduate, I will definitely become a leader in Financial Engineering in China.

This is looking good; just tell some specific areas of interest you have, to show how serious you are.

:)


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