April 19th 2021- April 23rd 2021
Online via Zoom
Registrations for cases/game open till April 12th 23.59
From April 19th to April 23rd, Librae will be hosting the Beyond Finance Week, with the aim to give students a sneak peek behind the scenes of the finance sector, to show you there’s more to the finance sector than just finance. This week’s goal is to take you beyond the financial aspects of companies and show you what other kinds of opportunities there are as well as open your eyes to how students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) background can also get into the financial world. In addition, it’s also an opportunity to meet some inspiring female role models from the financial sector and learn how it is to work in the sector.
This week consists of a series of events hosted by different companies from the financial sector who share the same goal: to show the different facets of working in the financial sector and what it has to offer for students in STEM! We are proud to introduce the three companies Torqx, ING, and Optiver who will each host multiple events, ranging from general sessions to specific cases, games or a training.
Torqx is a leading investment firm focused on medium-sized companies headquartered in the Benelux with attractive improvement and / or growth potential. We currently invest out of a EUR 150 million fund backed by highly reputable, international institutional investors and the Torqx team itself. Our team works closely together with executives and entrepreneurs to expand, improve or transform their enterprise. We take an entrepreneurial approach to investments and can offer both analytical and practical support to management to accelerate planning and implementation. The team consists of 15 investment professionals and has one of the best track records in the market.
Working at ING is to be surrounded by inspiring colleagues who insist constantly on being more tomorrow than we are today: not just by embracing a digital future — but by inventing it. We work continually to optimize pioneering, reliable and feasible technologies to improve our customers’ banking experience and the working lives of our people.
ING is a well known Dutch bank, with many more opportunities than just banking. These opportunities range from being a risk ‘detective’, to inventing a new digital future for their customers, to becoming a customer journey expert and providing customers with the best possible experience and finally using data analytics to provide valuable services to the customer.
Optiver is a market maker on many exchanges. That means we don’t merely aim to improve the markets in which we trade; we are, in fact, obligated to do so. We achieve this by continuously offering the narrowest bid-ask spread we can, which is the difference between the buying price and the selling price of a given financial instrument. In doing so, we inject liquidity into the market by ensuring there’s always a willing buyer and seller for the products we trade, which allows investors to transfer some of their risk onto us (which we’re able to offset in a multitude of ways). As a result, the markets operate more efficiently, and because we consistently quote our buying and selling prices, they also operate more transparently
At ING we believe you never stop developing. The only way to make a difference is by pursuing your own purpose: you can only develop your craftsmanship if you understand what drives you from within. Your wellbeing is also closely linked to your purpose and whether this purpose is consistent with what the organizations/employer expects of you. Once revealed, your purpose will help you make decisions that suits you. In this workshop we will set the first step to finding your purpose, because at ING we believe that this is an important step in your career.
Maximum of 20 participants, so sign up now!.
IT Chapter Lead and Cluster Lead Haritha was born in India, where she studied engineering in information technology. She subsequently did an MBA in international finance while working with Cognizant for JP Morgan UK. During a city trip to Amsterdam, she fell in love with the city and decided to move to the Netherlands and started working at ING.
Haritha regularly speaks at events on introverted leadership and topic diversity in leadership. She has been involved in more sessions and workshops within ING, for various departments and also for RING: ING’s young employees’ network. “I find it important to share my thoughts on what I call ‘compassionate leadership’. If we want people to give their best and be creative, we should be caring about creating a safe and trusted working environment for everyone.” During the Beyond Finance Week she speaks on the “Dinosaur” diagnostic.
Open to selected students based on CV.
The last event of ING on Tuesday is an opportunity to talk with three female employees of the company. These women will form the ING Panel. First, they will tell shortly about their experiences of working at ING. And after that, there is time to ask all your questions. The women who will be in the panel be announced soon on our socials.
More info coming soon.