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Student-Led Groups & Programs

Student Finance Organizations provide Babson College students interested in Finance with the opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge of the finance world. These organizations often host speaker visits, workshops, and conferences.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Babson Finance Association (BFA)

The Babson Finance Association's mission is to bring together students with an active interest in finance and facilitate further exposure and engagement in the field. Our sectors and cohorts aim to encapsulate all relevant areas of interest and support different professional paths. Through workshops, speaker events, site visits, and competitions, BFA’s initiatives collectively work to provide members with the skills, resources, and guidance needed to be successful in the finance industry. 

To learn more about the BFA,  follow our LinkedIn and Instagram, and feel free to reach out to bfa@babson.edu with any questions. 

Faculty Advisors: Laurie Krigman and Jerome Taillard


 

Graduate Student Organizations

Babson Graduate Finance Club (GFC)

The Babson Graduate Finance Club is a graduate organization devoted to promoting the field of finance at the graduate level. Our mission is to enhance the financial literacy skills of all students who will be the world's future entrepreneurial leaders. The GFC partners with the Babson Finance Association (BFA) to promote greater learning opportunities between graduate and undergraduate students. Together, both groups organize regular conferences, panels, case discussions, workshops, and guest speakers to provide hands-on learning experiences, and to connect students with Babson’s large alumni base. The GFC focus on all sectors including investment banking, private equity, venture capital, asset management, quantitative trading, and real estate.

To learn more about GFC, feel free to reach out to its president Roberto Guizar with any questions.

Faculty Advisor: Jerome Taillard


 

SPEAR Investment Banking Program

About SPEAR Investment Banking 

The Students Prepared Educated and Ready (SPEAR) Investment Banking program was designed by Tyson Corner '22 in conjunction with the Undergraduate Center for Career Development and leveraging the resources of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. The program consists of thirteen sessions, each specifically designed to improve your chances of receiving an internship offer in investment banking for sophomore students. 

Program Highlights 

  • Multiple interview preparation sessions
  • Technical interview questions practice/feedback
  • Financial modeling experience
  • Equity research experience
  • Access to a group of peers to support your journey
  • Learn from program facilitator familiar with the investment banking internship process

The research report and modeling experiences are designed to provide as close to a real-world experience as you can get before working in the field. This final project provides a great experience that you can discuss with employers regarding the work you created.  

Application Information 

Submitting this Application and the following information will need to be provided:

  • Contact information
  • Paragraph stating how SPEAR IB aligns with your career plans (1500 characters max)
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from Babson
  • Activities List

Application Timeline - New for Fall 2021

  • Friday, August 13, 2021: initial applications are due by midnight EST
  • Friday, August 18, 2021: candidates notified if selected for an interview
  • August 19 – 23, 2021: interviews held for selected applicants. The interview will consist of basic accounting technical questions and one or two behavioral questions
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021: final decisions will be communicated to applicants

SPEAR IB Dates

In-person sessions will be conducted from 3-5 pm on Friday afternoons from September 3 – December 3, 2021, in the Cutler Center finance lab. There will be no session on November 26, 2021, due to the Thanksgiving break.