Tell us about your Berkeley IEOR experience. What were some of the best memories you had here?
My IEOR experience was built on being apart of two engineering honors societies: TBP & APM. Those are where I first made friends with other IEOR majors and learned about which classes to take and what career paths there were. I loved finding new IEOR friends from these clubs that paid off in my junior and senior year classes. I enjoyed Grad School Panels and infosessions that brought something new and engaging outside the classroom.
Why did you choose Berkeley IEOR?
My dad suggested I check the IEOR box when I applied. The website looked promising and it turned out to be a great decision!
What was your favorite IEOR class and why?
IEOR 173: I love probability and that was the first class to introduce the endlessly intriguing topic of Markov Chains
What are your post-graduation plans? How do you see your skills from IEOR being used in the future?
Working for JP Morgan, and I hope to continue applying data science and optimization techniques to financial technologies and products.
What advice do you have for younger IEOR students?
1) Engage with upperclassmen! Since you don’t take IEOR classes until sophomore year, it’s hard to know what you’re building towards as a freshman. Go to event from IISE/APM/TBP with IEOR members and learn about the ins and outs of classes and internships. They will be some of your best mentors
2) Make enough IEOR friends to work on group projects with. Many classes like IEOR 142, 174, and 180 have projects, so it’s best to have a reliable group whom you can trust.