Mingxin (Victoria) Jin is studying Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
In 2014, she completed her first MS degree in Finance at the Carey Business School.
What brought you to Johns Hopkins?
I studied finance in China and my undergraduate degree at Sun Yat-Sen University is one of the top ten universities in China. I wanted to learn about finance in the United States. Johns Hopkins has a great reputation and I think that the Carey Business School will have great development in the future. I love D.C. so I came here for the MS in Finance.
After one year of studying general finance, I wanted to find something specific. In the past year, I passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I and Level II exams. During the study process, I realized that I was interested in real estate finance, so I chose a second MS degree in real estate to combine these topics.
What are your plans after graduating?
There are many real estate companies in D.C. so I am looking for a job in real estate financial analysis. I will take the CFA Level III exam in June.
The Edward St. John Real Estate Program at Johns Hopkins is designed for developers so I learned a lot about modeling: how to set up a model and calculate the total return of properties.
What have you found to be the most challenging about your current Carey experience?
I think I have a very solid foundation for finance but lack much of the knowledge for real estate. I am learning new information about real estate, that’s the most challenging for me right now. But when I can apply financial knowledge to real estate and modeling, I can understand it very quickly.