For academic year 2020-2021, CUFIS will be organising three distinct types of mentorship programmes:
To promote diversity and inclusion in the financial industry, the CUFIS Diversity Mentorship Programme aims to connect finance professionals with students from minority and underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in finance.
Through this programme, students will gain personalised career guidance and industry insights, spanning from investment banking to private equity. Mentors from top firms like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse will share their experiences breaking into finance, as well as application tips for finance-related programmes. CUFIS will also organise networking sessions and workshops in partnership with leading firms.
This programme will formally run for 2 months, starting from August 2020.
We are running an informal programme which pairs students interested in a career in quant finance with senior students who have had work experience in the industry. This is designed to give students a better understanding of the interview process for quant, which is different to other roles in finance.
Please read the following paragraphs and explore the tabs to the left to learn more about the finance industry in general.
The first step is to figure out which program/s you will be applying to, and which roles appeal to you and are best suited to your skillset.
The first step is to figure out which program/s you will be applying to, and which roles appeal to you and are best suited to your skillset.CV
Have a look at our example CV’s to get an idea of formatting and what to include (no more than a page!)Cover Letter
A brief summary of your motivations, past experience, and why you would be a good fit.
The Online tests are quite similar and consist usually of verbal reasoning, numerical, and situational judgement tests.
The first round interview will either be by phone or face-to-face. It will include mainly competency and motivational questions, although a few technical questions are likely to come up also. See our guide for example questions.
The Assessment centre usually lasts half or a full day and consists of a lot more technical questions, usually a case study, and sometimes team exercises. To fully prepare yourself, we have put together a comprehensive list of example questions and answers in our guide.