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From Morgan Stanley to the Valley

A talk and Q&A with Ashwin Rao on career options for EEE students
When Nov 27, 2013
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Room GS102, 66-72 Gower Street
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Ashwin Rao is a Mathematician who spent 10 years as an MD on Wall Street before packing his bags and heading to Silicon Valley, California to set up his own tech-start up - ZLemma, an online service using unique algorithms that matches science and maths students with jobs in industry.

After giving talks at Stanford, MIT and Colombia, Ashwin will host a special seminar for UCL's Electronics and Electrical Engineering department looking at the incredible range of sectors and job opportunities that are open to students with this background.

During his talk he will field questions from attendees as well as giving his advice and views on:

  • Working in the Valley - job opportunities in Silicon Valley for electronics engineers and turning your idea into a new career
  • Engineering in the City - an introduction to financial mathematics, and the demand for pure numerical modelling, functional programming, quantitative modeling, machine learning, and domain-specific languages skills that is fuelling a demand for electronics engineering students from the world largest banks
  • Jobs opportunities in surprising places - from designing supermarket store layouts to optimising manufacturing processes, why the analytical and numerical skills of Engineering students are in high demand from some unexpected sectors

UCL currently has two year-long internship programmes with companies based in Silicon Valley - Cisco and HP and we are keen to work with more companies there for the benefit of our students and staff. For more information contact: