What jobs can you get if you graduate from Princetons ORFE program?

<p>I've heard a ton of great stuff about the Operations Research and Financial Engineering Program at Princeton. What kind of jobs can you do afterwards though? Financial Analyst? Accountant? CFO?</p>

<p>@gus447: tell us, what kind of job do you think someone can get with a Princeton Economics degree? Or one in History? Or one in Mathematics? Or one in PoliSci?</p>

<p>I pose this to you because the nature of your question presumes some linear relationship between “jobs” versus what one studies in college. That is incorrect.</p>

<p>Why mock the OP, T26? It’s a perfectly reasonable question. And “linear relationship” or not, what one studies in college certainly influences their future employment.</p>

<p>You don’t actually expect a HS student to know what job opportunities await Econ, History, Math, or PoliSci graduates, do you, so why ask, if not just to belittle them?</p>

<p>T26E4, are you suggesting that if I study Aerospace Engineering, for example, in college it will have no relationship whatsoever to me becoming an Aerospace Engineer after college??</p>

<p>Fair point Sherpa. My apologies to OP for my less than helpful post. OP: many fields of study offer many career opportunities. It would be futile to attempt to list what industries/career titles that would consider a person possessing the skills of the pgm you cited.</p>

<p>Now I 'll go ahead and answer the question. Here’s a list of first jobs for recent ORFE graduates. </p>

<p><a href=“https://orfe.princeton.edu/sites/orfe.princeton.edu/files/documents/Post%20Graduate%20Plans%2014-00_0.pdf”>https://orfe.princeton.edu/sites/orfe.princeton.edu/files/documents/Post%20Graduate%20Plans%2014-00_0.pdf</a></p>

<p>This doesn’t include those who went on to grad school.</p>

<p>Can I go straight to get an MBA with this when I graduate? Or, should I work a few years first?</p>

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<p>Financial Engineering is usually a graduate program. Doing it for your undergraduate study doesn’t seem right. You want to make this decision so young? Who knows if you’ll end up changing your mind? </p>

<p>So what is financial engineering?
Taken from Investopedia:
The use of mathematical techniques to solve financial problems. </p>

<p>People who study financial engineering usually want to be a quantitative analyst, which usually requires (or it is ideal to have) a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or some related field. My advice is to get your bachelor’s in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Economics and then apply to a good MSFE/MSCF program. You could still use your degree if you decided to do otherwise. Actually…this isn’t the case with Princeton’s ORFE program. You could end up working in a lot of different areas. Look at the job placement: <a href=“http://orfe.princeton.edu/sites/orfe.princeton.edu/files/documents/Post%20Graduate%20Plans%2014-00_0.pdf”>http://orfe.princeton.edu/sites/orfe.princeton.edu/files/documents/Post%20Graduate%20Plans%2014-00_0.pdf</a>. You can see one went to work for JP Morgan and another went to work for Facebook. You can even look at the senior theses and see how different they are.</p>

<p>Taken from their FAQ</p>

<p>Q. Which industries do ORFE undergraduate get jobs in?
A. Investment banking, management consultancy, financial trading, medicine, engineering, and economic consulting.</p>

<p>It doesn’t matter. You have a degree from Princeton. I bet if you did an English major you could still end up in IB.</p>

<p>Columbia and CMU have similar programs.</p>