The tradition of social activities is alive and well at the Baruch MFE Program, with an array of recreational events organized by the Financial Engineering Society of Baruch College (the Baruch MFE student organization). Over the past few months, our students and alumni attended events ranging from opera at The Metropolitan Opera House to discussions about the markets at our local wine bar.
Carmen by Bizet at the Met
Alumni, faculty, and students were treated to a captivating production of one of the world’s most famous operas at The Metropolitan Opera House. This year’s cast featured rising stars like Elina Garanca (Carmen), and Brandon Jovanovich (Don Jose). More than 30 people from the program attended this year’s concert, making it one of our trademark events and an annual tradition at Baruch. The MFE program at Baruch is a strong community that produces not just ultra competitive professionals, but well-rounded individuals who enjoy both higher mathematics and operatic masterpieces.
Wednesday Weekly Social
Every Wednesday, two of our professors, Jim Gatheral and Bob Spruill, meet informally with student at the local Wine Bar. Current events in the financial and political world are discussed. In addition, it is also a forum to discuss and get guidance on career related issues as both the professors have deep roots as practitioners. These discussions offer a perspective of the industry that cannot be found anywhere else.
Museum of Natural History
More than a visit to one of New York City’s top attractions, this was a journey across a myriad of scientific fields whose richness varies from paleo-biology to astrophysics and cosmology. Baruch MFE alumni and students were treated to a one hour guided tour of some of the museum’s iconic collections, including the Cetacean’s exhibit – featuring a full scale, blue whale – a reproduction of a tropical canopy, and a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. We also enjoyed an IMAX movie about the universe and dinner at a Spanish restaurant afterward.