While working as a risk consultant at EY Consulting, Anh Nguyen realized the ever present need for risk management professionals, and decided to make a calculated move into the credit risk consulting sector. In order to acquire more technical skills, she enrolled in Robinson’s M.S. in Quantitative Risk Analysis & Management program, and currently is in her second semester.
Already, Nguyen has picked up R coding proficiency in Dr. Haci Akcin’s Predictive Risk Modeling course. Because Dr. Akcin recently served as group vice president of the model development department at SunTrust Banks (now Truist), Nguyen learned complex programming principles through a real-world lens.
“Dr. Akcin has tons of experience in banking and credit risk,” she said.
Nguyen will put her skills to the test later this semester in Financial Engineering with Dr. Hamed Amini.
“The professor hasn’t released the assignment yet, but I know we’re building a model based on a data set,” Nguyen said. “I’m really excited about that.”
Though programming may seem esoteric, Nguyen is carving out space for a super practical career. She’ll be constructing loans based on applicants’ default risk, and building models to measure credit scores based on factors like income, credit history and spending behavior.
“There are so many puzzles I can’t wait to solve,” Nguyen said.