Xiaolu Sun started the Master’s program in Computational Mathematics after obtaining an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto. He selected this program to prepare for a career in Finance. Less than halfway through the program, he was hired by J.P. Morgan for their investment banking operations and technology department based in Hong Kong. He was selected after five rounds of interviews and tests, from a large pool of highly qualified applicants, many of which were enrolled in specialized finance programs. A major reason why Xiaolu was chosen is because of his advanced mathematical modeling and computing skills, which are critical for today’s finance applications and lie at the core of the University of Waterloo’s Computational Mathematics program.