Yijia Chen

Position title: 2021 Cohort

Email: chen2329@wisc.edu

What is your educational background? I graduated from NYU. I majored in Economics.

Why did you choose the MSFE program at UW-Madison? I chose this program because of UW-Madison’s strong economic standing, and also partially because NYC and NYU are getting more expensive every year. The MSFE program offers training in economics, finance and investment, which serve as strong tools in the job market.

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? Madison is a nice, quiet little town where I am able to take time for myself.

What has been your favorite class or what are you most looking forward to taking? My favorite class so far is Econometrics, and I am looking forward to Financial Econometrics taught by Professor Bruce Hansen.

What are your career aspirations? I am considering applying for a PhD program. I know such program can be challenging, so going into industry is my backup plan.