The FEP Finance Club is a students’ society dedicated to enhancing the entry of students from the School of Economics and Management (FEP U. Porto) into the professional world. We are now in a recruitment phase, which is a crucial time for our Club. The application process is open to all FEP students twice a year (September and February).
Typically, you can apply for all of our Departments listed below, but you should have a precise idea of which role you would like to take. All applications are for membership positions. Management positions are assigned to highly committed FEP Finance Club members, who have at least one-year experience in the Club. Thus, before applying, please inform yourself about the different Departments and the Structure of the Club. The Club is divided into four main departments listed below.
All Departments are recruiting in this season. Take your chance and apply regardless of your background, convince us with your motivation! Do not miss this chance and apply until 26th September, midnight!
The Financial Markets Department consist of the Market Research, Portfolio Management and FX Trading sub-departments, which produce daily, weekly and monthly reports on the international financial markets. You must ensure that you have read and decided on a specific sub-department before your application. Each team requires different levels of technical skills and workloads. You can find more information on each sub-department on this webpage.
The Corporate Finance Department is looking for students who have or are about to gain experience in company valuation. This team is normally composed of students with previous or simultaneous valuation experience on Corporate Finance courses. The members produce Equity Research Reports, which can then be presented to a jury composed of FFC alumni, on the Equity Challenge. In addition, the department participates 0n the CFA Institute Research Challenge every year, having reached the second place on a national level last edition.
The Career Development Department is aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of the students, increasing their chances of a future successful career through internal and external activities. The Department is also responsible for Recruitment and Selection, Finance Meetings or Workshops and for the Financial Literacy Project, together with our partner Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda. The project's goal is to improve the financial literacy of the young students through the sharing of basic financial concepts and ideas (more than 4000 young students involved last year).
In the External Relations Department, you can choose between a large number of projects. As such, you may be interested in working with our Marketing & Social Media team, taking care of the website and other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. Alternatively, you may prefer to work with companies and plan Finance Meetings, Business Trips (to London, Madrid, Lisbon and Oporto), Networking Events or find out Sponsorships for our activities. Or even the next FEP Trading Cup! Any of these projects require a regular commitment, strategy skills and willingness to work.
Real People. Real Challenges. Real Impact.
Stage 1 - Application: All applicants should download our Application Form and then fill out the form until midnight, 26th September. After you fill out the form please send your application in PDF format to the email email@example.com (with the subject: Application for the FEP Finance Club). If you consider relevant you can also attach your Curriculum Vitae. (Language: English)
Stage 2 – Assessment Centre: Individual Tests & Group Dynamics: On the first stage of the Assessment Centre, Individual Tests, you will be asked to take a number of written tests. These tests, however, do not cover any knowledge on finance or the area of your desired Department. On the second stage, Group Dynamics, the applicants will work in a team with other candidates to find solutions for different problems while being observed by our experienced team members. You will also answer an individual question on a Pitch format.
The two very different methods show us your logical thinking as well as your social skills. The date and time for each candidate will be schedule by phone. All selected and non-selected applicants for the interviews will be contacted by phone. (Language: English for the Individual Tests and English/Portuguese for the Group Dynamics depending on your preference)
Stage 3 – Interviews: If you pass the Assessment Centre, you will have a Personal Interview with the Director of the Department that you had applied for and it will take place on 28th/29th September. The date and time for each candidate will be schedule by phone. All selected and non-selected applicants will be contacted by phone. (Language: English/Portuguese depending on your preference)
Stage 4 – Integration: After the interviews each candidate will be notified by phone if they did pass or not. If you were one of the selected applicants, we will welcome you as the new member of the FEP Finance Club. The Integration Day will take place on 7th October at FEP. We will take new photos, team-building games will be played and you will assist some presentations.
The reason why we invest so much time and effort in our application process lies, in addition to all the information we gather about you, in the great experience it constitutes for everyone involved. A similar application process is used by many employers, which leads us to believe that going through it with us will increase your familiarity with recruitment processes and potentially give you an advantage in the future.
Thank you and good luck!