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**B.S. in Mathematics --------> ? ---------> ? ----------> ? -----------> Financial Modeling**__Where I am now:__

About 3/4 of the way through my undergraduate Math degree, having switched from the "

*Comprehensive*" track, which is highly theoretical, into the "

*Standard*" track, which affords me the liberty to take more classes like Discrete Mathematical Modeling, Linear Optimization, Computational Methods for Data Analysis, etc; the only "

*core*" sequences I'm taking are Analysis and Complex Analysis. When I try, I'm actually pretty good at the aforementioned courses (I can't say the same for modern algebra and topology, which I disliked and practically failed).

In the middle of a year-long internship crunching numbers for a neurologist who's working on a research project.

Considering a master's degree in "

*Quantitative Finance*" or whatever guise the particular graduate school chooses for that field. But I'm not sure it's worth dropping $50,000 for such a degree, and I'm not sure I could get into to any of the good schools.

Bolstering my programming knowledge in my free time. I'd like to claim "fluency" in at least 2 different languages by this summer.

Suggestions? Thanks in advance! Happy New Year to everyone!