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Yi Yao

  • Yi Yao
  • Dept: Cornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (OR Manhattan)
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Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2017

Education (previous degree): Fudan University; Bachelor of Economics, Major in Finance

Experience

  • Citi: Summer Intern, Trading Book Risk Metrics team (Summer 2017)
  •  Academic Project: Search for Acquisition Targets using Machine Learning (Summer 2017)
  • Morgan Stanley: Intern, Algorithmic Trading team (Summer 2016)
  • Volunteer Experience: Leader of Teacher’s Summer Institute (2014)

Hobbies: Skiing, traveling, live opera performance appreciation

Why do you want to pursue a career in finance?

Following the heartbeat of the market thrills me and challenges me intellectually.

What makes you unique?

I know how to be a team player from my volunteer experiences. In June 2014, I prepared and coordinated 5 teams of volunteers to teach children who dropped out of school in western China and handled the responsibility of negotiating with education authorities and local schools.