Pitch a Stock to Win a Referral into the Front Office! – SpringBoard TM

Now is the window to get hired at the front office!

In our last mailer, we talked about the hiring door being wide open. This is the BEST window of opportunity for people without relevant experience to do career switch. It will NOT be easy, as there are always many applicants with more relevant experience than you.

For example, our recent referral to a global bank seeking ONE research associate had the Head of Research look at some 50 candidates, all sourced privately. Otherwise, the Head of Research would be overwhelmed, screening hundreds of CVs. The key to successful career switch hence lies in our slogan “Continue Learning and Keep On Networking”.

SpringBoard-Kairos Research Challenge – Your Opportunity to Get Hired!

In this light, SpringBoard TM has formed an exclusive network with Kairos – an investment club of buy-side and sell-side analysts – to run regular Stock Pitch competitions.

At the competition:
· Contestants pitch a BUY idea over 7 min, followed by a 10 – 15 min Q&A by our panel of judges. Through this exercise, participants not only get a good sense of interview questions commonly asked by hiring managers, but also improve on their investment acumen.
· Feedback is provided at the end of the session to let participants know how they can do better.
· Prize: Special guests (typically hiring managers) are invited to our event to watch our contestants LIVE in action. The winner of the competition will be granted a private chat with the special guest(s), while contestants may be approached if they are found suitable for any opportunity.

Past competitions were organised internally for SpringBoard interns, where the winners were subsequently hooked up with prospective employers. For the coming competition, we wish to open it up to more aspiring candidates looking for a career switch.

Event Details

Date / Time: Sat 26 Apr 2014 at 10AM
Venue: a convenient location to be disclosed later
Participation fee: $249 [2 tickets only]
Reply NOW to springboard@scholarsvillage.com, detailed competition rules will be furnished to participants only

Registration closes on 31 Mar 2014, as contestants are given adequate time to prepare an investment summary and slide presentation.

If you do not wish to participate in the competition, but wish to observe our contestants and judges in action, observer tickets are available at $499 per pax.

Contact SpringBoard

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SpringBoard TM is a mentoring platform for passionate people to move into challenging and rewarding front office roles in the finance industry. Our Mentorship Program is complemented with job referrals, profile enhancement and networking platforms, so that unlike academic programs, we are more confident of helping deserving apprentices secure tangible opportunities in the front office.

Our jobs referral platform involves our partners securing for our apprentices opportunities in the front office, which are mostly of private referral in nature and not advertised elsewhere. In certain special circumstances, we may even secure opportunities with priority or exclusivity offered to SpringBoard interns and apprentices on the Mentorship Program.

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