The Investment and Finance Society (IFS) is the leading careers society in York, with one of the largest membership bases in the North of England. We represent the finance community at the University of York and aim to provide financial education and hands on experience to our members.
Career, Investment and Speaker lecturer series provide our members with comprehensive insights into all areas of the financial services industry. Structured mentorship, CV/Cover Letter and interview clinics and skills sessions ensure our members stand out from the crowd.
Sponsors include Morgan Stanley, Towers Watson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and EY who provide our members with insights into their firms through on-campus company presentations. A range of networking events where our members can meet with and learn from alumni with successful careers in the City.
Trading Competitions and Microsoft IT Academy Computer Workshops (VBA and Excel) provide our members with a variety of skills to help them succeed in the financial services industry.
Women in Finance
The York Women in Finance Group aims to share opportunities, advice and mentoring for Women. In particular, there are many internships and training schemes available to women only and IFS are targeting women to share these to and make them aware. Currently there are 50+ members and will be expected to grow to 250 by April. Furthermore, we work our hardest to provide our members with the opportunity to connect with employers and find out more about the range of roles available to students.
We recognise the many similarities between finance and corporate law. For example, knowledge of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and general financial commercial awareness is invaluable to a student wishing to pursue corporate law. Each year we help many students to improve their financial knowledge in preparation for becoming a corporate lawyer. Our cLaw group aims to equip students who do not study law with the skills to succeed in the industry.