Financial Engineering

College of Engineering: Engineers turn ideas (technical, scientific, mathematical) into reality. Tell us about your interest in engineering or an engineering idea you have. Explain how Cornell Engineering can help you further explore this interest or idea.

"An institution where any person can find instruction in any study" This is the vision that Ezra Cornell founded the university on. This quote has inspired me to explore different fields of study. Growing up in a family of engineers, I have always longed to be an engineer myself. Though I was never sure which major I would choose, I had always imagined myself in conventional engineering, such as electrical or mechanical. But through my classes and activities in the last few years, I have gained a different perspective. While I still wanted to major in engineering, I couldn't imagine myself building a robot or piecing together a circuit. It was not until I read the Cornell catalog that I discovered a major that I am truly enthusiastic about: Operational Research and Industrial Engineering. Cornell has one of the best ORIE programs in the countury. Cornell Engineering would enable me to explore my new interest in this field.

For a while, I have been trading foreign currency in simulation accounts. Currency trading has sparked my interest in financial engineering. Every time I look for a pattern in a candlestick chart or calculate the pivot points for a currency pair, I am reminded of how everything in this world...

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