Graduate Finance Management Council

The Graduate Finance Management Council is focused on the needs and interests of graduate finance students. The dedicated GFMC members serve as program ambassadors, mentors and leaders for the MS Finance program. Their support is critical for program support and student success. Continuing students are encouraged to join and support the GFMC.

Are you considering getting your MS in Finance?

GFMC Ambassadors are happy to answer you questions, such as:

  • What is it like to be a student in the Master of Science in Finance program at UT Dallas?
  • How can students get involved at UT Dallas?
  • Would you like to know more?

We have ambassadors from many countries around the world. When you email an ambassador, feel free to specify an ambassador from a particular country or region, and we will do our best to connect you appropriately.

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An ambassador is ready to answer your questions.

Email an Ambassador or check the calendar for an upcoming chat session.

The full roster of GFMC is available under the “About GFMC” tab.

Are you a new or continuing MS in Finance student?

GFMC Mentors are happy to answer you questions, such as:

  • Who should I contact about this?
  • Where can I find information on campus activities?
  • When should I start getting involved in campus organizations?
  • Did you sit for the CFA while taking classes? What problems did you face?
  • How can I meet other people?
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A mentors is ready to answer your questions.

Email your questions to MentorMSF@utdallas.edu or check the calendar for an upcoming Coffee Chat session.

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The full roster of GFMC is available under the “About GFMC” tab.

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  • The Graduate Finance Management Council will assist the MS Finance program as Ambassadors for the program, Peer Mentors to new students and with other tasks as appropriate.
  • To apply, each candidate must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Must be able to actively serve on the GFMC for at least one long semester.
    • Complete the online application
    • Assist with MS Finance activities throughout the semester.
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The Graduate Finance Management Council officers serve as the leaders. Their projects include the following:

  • Plan and develop Coffee Chat sessions for new and continuing students
  • Plan and facilitate various program related events and workshops
  • Develop and coordinate information sessions for prospective students


Jiaojiao (Jojo) Li

Jiaojiao (Jojo) Li


“To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield”

I joined GFMC last year and I got a strong sense of belonging here, because it offered me with a great platform to interact with fellow students, get to know better about this Finance program and learn from finance professionals through workshops and roundtable events, etc. That’s why I am so looking forward to working with this outstanding group of people to better equip prospective and current students with experience and insights. In addition, as a FRM charter holder, I’d also love to serve as a mentor, especially for those who want to pursue a career in risk management area.

Nidhi Khetan

Nidhi Khetan

Vice President

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

GFMC is focused on the needs and interests of graduate finance students. Events organized by GFMC do a splendid job at facilitating a well-rounded graduate school experience. I have a strong desire to provide as much support as I can to help prospective and current students seamlessly navigate their journey at UTD. With over 5 years of professional experience and a CFA charter, I also hope to solve any questions students have about the CFA program and professional networking.

Jicong (William) Qiu

Jicong (William) Qiu


“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

Being the second semester in GFMC, GFMC is a best connection between students and industry, which can give students more opportunities to get in touch with industry’s trend and views. What’s more, as an official organization of Finance Program, GFMC has the power of assembling students and alumni, which could build a bridge between experienced alumni and students for sharing their advice and make a closer connection. The experience in GFMC inspire me to try my best to contribute my passion and effort to the development of GFMC.

Varshil Parikh

Varshil Parikh

Committee Chair

“Knowledge with action turns adversity into prosperity” – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

When I came here in Fall 2019, I was clueless about most things related to the curriculum and the practical challenges faced by us finance students. In those times it was GFMC team which helped me and many other students like me out. I would like to do the same for my peers by keeping that legacy going. Experiencing the life here at UTD has enriched me with insights that I would like to pass on to my peers. This is a way in which our small but strong and tightly knit community of finance students can grow at UTD.

Siddharth Jain

Siddharth Jain


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

My role as an ambassador at Graduate Finance Management Council (GMFC) provides me a platform which enables me to share my experience and knowledge gathered so far in the MS-Finance program to guide and help current, new and prospective finance students in UTD. I am pleased to be a part of GMFC, our team is driven to provide any required support and resources by way of organizing interactive sessions and events for students which help us evolve personally in the process.

Xiaojia Zhang

Xiaojia Zhang

Event Coordinator

“Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect. — William Shakespeare”

GFMC brings plenty of available resources, offers current and prospective student opportunities, and helps students with questions both on academic and life. It’s a great pleasure for me to be one of the GFMC team and I’m ready to help others out with my passion. GFMC accepts not only Finance graduate students but also welcome non-Finance students to join us. I highly recommend this wonderful organization and I’m looking forward to meeting newcomers.