Connect | Discover | Impact

The mission of the Financial Mathematics Career Development Office (CDO) is to provide students and alumni with the essential tools and resources to better prepare and position themselves to pursue their desired career paths.  Whether working with students who are beginning their professional journey, or supporting more-experienced students as they make the next transition in their careers, CDO offers a variety of services to meet full-time and part-time student needs.

CDO is committed to supporting our students and alumni as they connect with resources that will allow them to realize their individual career path, as they discover people and organizations that will strengthen their professional network, and as they impact financial markets by applying their passions and skills.

The FinMath Career Development Team

Emily Backe

Emily Backe

Chief of Staff/Interim Director of Career Development
T: 773-702-1458

Emily oversees the Career Development Office, including employer engagement, alumni relations, and student support.


Joshua Taylor

Assistant Director of Career Development
T: 773-834-5328

Josh provides one-on-one coaching and delivers career programming tailored to meet the individual professional development and career goals of FinMath students.