Yuki Shimizu

"Always think about the risk-return tradeoff."

Author Bio

Yuki Shimizu is a senior at Georgetown University in Washington DC, studying Economics and Math. Before moving to the States for college, she grew up in Tokyo and graduated from a local Japanese high school. In addition to being an international student in the States, Yuki studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University College London for the entire junior year, when she had amazing opportunity to learn a new language and to travel around Asia and Europe.

About

Hometown Tokyo, Japan
Lives Washington, D.C., United States
High School Education Japanese High School, Shirayuri Gakuen High School, Tokyo
Studying BA in Economics, with a minor in Mathematics
Graduating 2017
Extracurriculars Georgetown University Japan Network, Pep Band (Playing the quint drums)
Interests Golf, Travel
Future Plans I am looking for career in finance after graduation, and hope to succeed my father’s business later in my career.

Posts by Yuki Shimizu

Inauguration Weekend in DC

Published: January 22, 2017

Here are my photos from the inauguration of Donald Trump. Enjoy the images!                

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Senior Fall

Published: December 25, 2016

Long time no blogging! Hope you all are having a good holiday. Having finished four exam, one presentation and one essay last Saturday, I’m now back in Tokyo. Let’s quickly wrap up one of my classes this semester: Combinatorics. This is one of my math minor electives, which I enjoyed most.   We learned basic methods to tackle problems of combinatorics. Combinatorial problems are involved in the situations where each actor has so many possible actions that the number of conceivable strategies or patterns increases very rapidly. Say, you choose your passcode for your iPhone from 10^4=1000 patterns because the default…

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Dual BA Between Keio and Sciences Po

Published: December 7, 2016

Sophie’s article about Sciences Po/Columbia Dual BA reminded me that I would have been a Science Po student if I had not chosen Georgetown. Keio University, where I spent a semester before Georgetown has a dual degree program with Sciences Po Le Havre. When I got an offer from Keio, I simultaneously received an offer to pursue two degrees from Keio and Sciences Po. I had really hard time deciding between Georgetown and Keio/Sciences Po and ended up going to Georgetown, but still think spending half of undergrad in Tokyo and the rest in France is attractive. Since on Keio…

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Career in Finance

Published: November 29, 2016

LinkedIn released very interesting data about two years ago: LinkedIn University Rankings based on career outcome. The ranking has a several career categories such as Accounting Professionals, Designers, Media… etc. Georgetown ranked in the top for Investment Bankers and third in the Financial Professionals. This ranking came out in my sophomore year, when I had no idea about what my career would be like or what Georgetown grads do in general, so I was surprised to know that Georgetown launches so many graduates into finance. Two years later, now being a senior, I realized that I am one of those…

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Best University?

Published: November 12, 2016

I might or might not have mentioned this in blog posts before, but I’ve experienced four universities for my undergrad. After I graduated from high school, I spent a semester at Keio University in Tokyo. In August of the same year, I moved to the States to start my undergrad degree at Georgetown, and studied abroad in two different locations during my junior year: Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in fall semester and University College London (UCL) in spring. Because my previous blog posts have been a bit academic heavy, I would try to make this post something fun…

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True America

Published: November 10, 2016

I have to say that my last blog post was completely based on my pure observation in DC.   Around 8pm, there were around 30 people showing up to election watch party at my apartment. All of them were supporting Hillary Clinton, but, yes, we now know what happened, which was unexpected, surprising and shocking to all of them and many of people at Georgetown (In fact, there were many people wearing Hillary Clinton T-shirt on campus yesterday). I mentioned the data show that Clinton was leading among college-educated people while Trump was winning working-class voters. After the election, this…

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Does College make you Pro-Hillary?

Published: November 5, 2016

Since my sophomore year (except for study abroad year), I’ve been interning at DC bureau of a Japanese major TV station. This year, the internship is a good way to keep me updated on Presidential Election. The tasks I’ve done regarding the election are: picked important parts of debates and translated them into Japanese, street interviews to ask public opinions on the election and researched organizations that have a particular interesting theme about the candidate (like “Trump for Women,” which is a bit hard to imagine considering the series of his comments…). It might be because of location or environment…

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Intro to Problem of God

Published: November 2, 2016

Hope you had a great Hallo-weekend! Since I wrote about my quantitative class last time, on this post today I want to introduce one of the humanities courses at Georgetown. Surprisingly pre-registration period (course selection for next semester) is just around the corner even though I haven’t yet finished all of my midterms for this semester. Yesterday, one freshman girl asked me and my friend who is also a senior which class she should take, and we both said “Problem of God!!” we didn’t plan it at all though… Problem of God is one of the required Theology classes at…

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Have fun in Statistics

Published: October 31, 2016

“Is there evidence of gender discrimination in US labor market?” This is the question I recently had in my homework. Not for sociology or gender studies class, but for my statistics class. Without any context, this question sounds like a thesis topic, but in fact how you approach this is pretty simple. You are given a set of data, pick some factors that might have effect on the target factor, construct mathematical equations that represents the relationship of these factors on a computer software and analyze the result in your own words. This is a basic process I use in solving…

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Hello World!

Published: October 15, 2016

Hello everyone! My name is Yuki, and I am a fourth year student at Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA. A little bit about myself; I was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan and had very little exposure to international environment (or even English) before I started college. As an international student, my experience here at Georgetown, Hong Kong and London during my exchange year is full of challenge, fun and unexpected stuff! Hope to address those stories in later blog posts. Healey hall: Main building on Georgetown campus I study Economics and Math -this sounds like my college…

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