The BIG Edge Series aims to provide new students with information on their future career paths in the fields on finance. Covering areas such as Sales & Trading, Asset & Funds Management and Investment Banking, the Series draws upon the knowledge and experience of previous BIG members currently working in these fields.
The series focuses on expanding your knowledge in three main area:
- Real life application of financial content,
- Career skill sessions, and
- Market knowledge
The BIG Mentoring Program is a program where experienced commerce students mentor students for a period of
The aim of the mentoring program is to go beyond exposing students to finance. Rather it is to help build fellow
students into well-rounded graduates by learning from the first hand experience of our mentors
Three goals of the BIG Mentoring Foundation:
(1) Expose students to the main fields in Finance
(2) Involve students in the Bond University community and business community
(3) Increase the chances of students gaining employment in their preferred industry
Below is a run-through of the structure of previous EDGE Sessions.
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Sales & Trading
In the first Edge Seminar the Bond Investment Group will be running through Sales and Trading. This is the perfect of opportunity for novel equity investors to be introduced to the exciting world of trading. Further, it’s a good opportunity for more experienced students to share their advice and stories in trading shares.
Content this week will step students through from the basics from working a trading platform, to executing trades, to strategies in investing.
The career skills component will be cover letter writing. This will cover layout, tailoring to firms and include valuable handouts and starter templates.
Asset & Funds Management
BIG will step you through the different types of investment funds, how you can expose yourself to different asset classes using investment funds and the career paths you can follow to enter into the field of portfolio management.
Take it that one step beyond your cover letter and understand how to write an appealing résumé. Should you add colour? Do finance firms appreciate dot points? What goes where? Come along, listen and grab your resources to ensure your resume is placed on top of the pile.
Everyone has heard of the lucrative career of being an Investment Banker. But, do you really have what it takes? Find out more about the profession. Topics will include work lifestyle, advice from current Alumni working in Investment Banking, what is done on the job and more.
This week BIG will be covering interview skills, body language and dress etiquette. Securing an internship or graduate position goes well beyond what you do, but involves showing others ‘how you do’. This includes presenting yourself, your self-confidence and your ability to work with others. This week learn how to hone into these skills and increase your successes.