“In the banking and financial industry, every detail during the interview has to be flawless. Boot Camp gives you industry-specific interview and resume tips. It gave me an advantage over others in the field.”
- Israel Moljo ’09 Equities Trader, UBS
Boot Camp, an intensive semester-long career program, prepares you for internships and jobs with high level investment banks and other financial institutions by providing career-focused training, mock interviews and resume writing.
You will be trained by a Wall Street training firm and visit financial services organizations such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Oppenheimer, Bank of America and the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
University at Albany School of Business Investment Group
Pictured from left: Michael Reynolds ’08, Matthew Alfieri ’08, and Vincent Cisternino ’08, alumni of the Financial Analyst Program and co-founders of UASBIG.
University at Albany School of Business Investment Group (UASBIG) was founded and continues to be governed by students like you. The UASBIG portfolio aims to outperform the S&P 1500 index.
Approximately 30 students are selected to join UASBIG each year. They manage a diversified investment fund while learning proper research techniques for successful security analysis and portfolio management. During weekly conference calls, students pitch stocks to an Advisory Board. The officers of UASBIG prepare regular performance reports and make annual presentations to the University at Albany Foundation Board, who provided the funds for UASBIG with an initial $100,000 endowment. UASBIG is sponsored by the University at Albany Center for Institutional Investment Management.
Senior Thesis Project
“Our professors are always available to teach, guide, and help us. They work closely with every student, which makes the Financial Analyst Honors Program unique.” – Richa Birla ’12
Over the course of a semester, you will hone your skills by:
Reviewing past literature on an important, relevant topic
Framing an idea and formulating a hypothesis
Working with large databases
Applying sophisticated analytical methods
Writing a professional report
Presenting major conclusions to fellow students, faculty, and alumni
Find out about the amazing success rate that this program has shown in placing its graduates in many of the top financial firms in the nation.