Financial Engineering Seminar Attendance & Learning Journals

Each semester the IEOR Department hosts the Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminar series. You are required to attend and submit a one-page learning journal for all Financial Engineering Practitioners Seminars. THIS IS A PROGRAM REQUIREMENT.

A learning journal is an intellectual exercise in reflectively describing and explaining your own experiences and observations in terms of your overall perspective. This type of assignment is meant to stimulate your critical thinking and provide an outlet for you to articulate your thoughts, insights and knowledge. Learning journals are a way of enhancing your learning, clarifying your thoughts and structuring your ideas.



  • Attend all of the on-campus FE Seminars hosted during the Fall and Spring terms. Attendance will be taken at each seminar.
  • Submit a learning journal for each seminar attended.

Learning journal format requirements:

  • Typed, Times New Roman font
  • Font size: 12
  • Margins: 1"
  • 1 page per seminar
  • Combined PDF file

The deadline to submit the learning journals for the class starting Fall 2019:

Fall 2019 term deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019

Spring 2020 term deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020

If you plan to finish the Program by December 2019, this exercise is optional during the Fall 2019 term. However, the Department strongly encourages you to attend the seminars. You are required to attend and submit learning journals for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms.