The purpose of this club is to allow students to leverage the knowledge learned in the classroom into real-world settings that can provide valuable experience for a postgraduate career.
As of March 10. 2017, The IBS Finance Club was recognized as a student organization under IBS International Business School in Budapest. The club was founded by Jørgen A.W. Stensrud, and approved by Pro-Rector László Szepesi, Head of Centre for Academic Services. As of March 10, the club is official, a board responsible for the club's activities was elected. Kaja Jeremic was elected Vice President of Communications, Ishan Sharma was elected Vice President of Corporate Relations, and Jørgen A.W. Stensrud was elected President.
The purpose of this club is to allow students to leverage the knowledge learned in the classroom into real-world settings that can provide valuable experience for a post-graduate career. It aims to enhance knowledge as well as giving the advantage of networking to other similar-minded students. Regular club meetings will be held where participants discuss whatever interests the club members may have. Social events, competitions and guest lecturers from financial institutions will be organised. Many IBS students are going for internships during the last semester of their bachelor studies, and our ambition is to make sure that when the application and interview process begins, the Fiance Club members will be very well prepared. Participants will meet a couple of times a month depending on how busy the schedule is, and will try to host at least one guest lecturer per month in the following semesters.
The club members have already been participating in stock-trading competitions and we have gained valuable contacts in the leading financial institutions Morgan Stanley, Citi Group, ING Bank etc. We had a very successful kick-off party where the Deputy CEO of ING Bank was our guest of honor and gave a lecture on the technological changes in banking and financial institutions. The turnout of the kick-off went beyond all imagination and the guest list had to be closed due to the limited capacity. This only shows that the students of IBS are very much interested in the real-world experience, and now they have a proper platform to pursue it. The next event is coming up very soon. Citi Group invited members to their offices to discuss potential internship opportunities and they will provide a lecture about what they can offer. This club has accomplished much more than any of the board members could have imagined in the short period thanks to the active participation of club members, and the great response from the financial environment in Budapest.