Meet last year`s committee members!
FSA Committee Members 2021-2022
Last year, 21 committee’s consisting of 60 committee members have organized 21+ events. Are you interested in becoming a member and want to get a better idea of what your time as an active FSA member will look like? You can read the experiences of some of last year’s committee members below.
Amsterdam Investment Cruise
Meet Julia! Committee member of the Amsterdam Investment Cruise committee 21-22. Julia is currently finishing her MSc in Finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Next year, she will start her M&A internship at Oaklins, after which she will finish her thesis.
“This year, I organized the Amsterdam Investment Cruise. It was a great experience to get the responsibility to organize an event for seven days with seven different companies for 20 people per day per company. By organizing this event you will be in contact with many different M&A companies, you will have the opportunity to participate every event day including the boat tour and you will get to know many other students who are all interested in the world of investment. The participating companies are very different from each other and each has its own expertise. This makes the event different every day and very instructive.
Besides, being part of the FSA gives you the chance to get to know a new group of diverse people who all share the same interest in Finance, organizing events, and doing fun things together. The participating companies are very different from each other and each company has its own expertise. This makes the event different and educational every day!”
Meet Mike! Committee member of the Amsterdam Investment Cruise 21-22 committee. Mike is currently finishing his MSc in Quantitative Finance at the UvA. Next year, he will start his internship at ING Corporate Finance.
“As a member of the Amsterdam Investment Cruise committee, I was co-responsible for the event’s organization and got the chance to see the employment environments at the participating firms. In addition to the professional element, the FSA hosts several social events. This combination offered me the chance to meet several aspiring students.
Furthermore, I’ve learned a great deal about myself and was able to discuss my future career plans with other FSA members. Personally, I would definitely recommend joining the FSA as an active committee member!”
Meet Sander! Committee member of the Amsterdam Investment Cruise 21-22 committee. Sander is currently doing his MSc in Finance at the VU. Next year, he will join the 22-23 FSA board (External Relations position).
“Last year, I organized an event at the FSA with three others. I did this because I thought it was time to explore the financial work field. The AIC offered me the opportunity to come into contact with relatively large and small companies in the Dutch corporate finance sector. Through this contact, I learned a lot about how the companies operate and got a good idea of what it’s like in the workplace at the Big Four, larger investment banks, and boutiques. The most valuable thing I got out of organizing this event is that I get to do an M&A internship at one of the participating companies.
Besides the career aspect, the FSA has also brought me a lot on a personal level. The dusty reputation of a study association cannot be identified with the FSA. Lots of drinks, dinners, and even a skiing vacation to Val Thorens have increased my social network significantly. This certainly came in handy since I only just became an Amsterdammer last year!”
Applications for the Amsterdam Investment Cruise committee are closing in September.
Asset Management Tour
Meet Laura! Member of the Asset Management Tour 21-22 committee. Laura is currently finishing her MSc in Quantitative Finance at the UvA. Next year, she will start her internship at Corporate Finance International, after which she will finish her thesis.
“This year, I organized the Asset Management Tour. It was a great challenge to get the responsibility to organize a three-day event with five companies for 22 people. Next to developing professional skills, you will create new insights into the Asset Management industry. After organizing and attending the event I realized that the industry entails much more than I had anticipated before with the knowledge of my studies. During the event, you will also meet a lot of new interesting people and companies.
In addition, as a committee member you have many activities with all the other active members, such as monthly drinks, a ski trip to Val Thorens, and the general member days. Overall, you will get to meet a lot of new and fun people!”
Applications for the Asset Management Tour committee will close on July 11th.
Business Orientation Days
Meet Celine! Member of the Business Orientation Days 21-22 committee. Celine is currently finishing her MSc in Business Economics with the track specification Neuroeconomics at the UvA. Next year, she will continue with her MSc, after which she will start looking for an internship at an FMCG company.
“Organizing the Business Orientation Days this year showed me a wide variety of companies which helped me in deciding in which direction I would like to pursue my own career path. This two-day career event is the perfect event for all students who want to orientate themselves on their next step after studies. Moreover, by organizing the business orientation days with a team of nine in total you strengthen your organizational skills as you get a lot of responsibility. Besides, it is also ideal to low-key get in contact with more than 40 different companies, all in different sectors. This way you might even meet your future employer!
Before joining the FSA, I didn’t expect to meet so many ambitious well-driven people. I learned a lot about the business industry all while connecting with a lot of great people.”
Applications for the Business Orientation Days committee are closing in September.
International Banking Cycle
Meet Stijn de Krijger, committee member of the International Banking Cycle Committee 21-22. Stijn is currently finishing his Masters in Finance & Investments at the Rotterdam School of Management. After finishing his masters he will start his internship at Rothschild & Co.
“The IBC provides students the ideal opportunity to meet several investment banks and get a feeling of what working in the industry entails. For me, being a committee member meant having the best of both worlds. On one hand you have the responsibility to organize one of the most important banking events, with professionals from top tier investment banks relying on you. They expect everything to be well arranged in order for them to recruit new talent. On the other hand, during multiple days I also got the chance to participate in the cases, which I enjoyed a lot.
Moreover, being a FSA committee member means being part of a group of smart, like-minded students who are looking to boost their career, but definitely also enjoy several social activities.”
Governmental Economics Tour
Meet Toebe! Member of the Governmental Economics Tour 21-22 committee. Toebe is currently doing a Transition Minor in Economics at the UvA. Next year, he will start his Master’s at the VU where he will specialize further in Transport Economics.
“Last year, I had the honor to organize the governmental economics tour together with two other committee members. The governmental Economics Tour is a three-day event in which 22 motivated students, all in the last phase of their Bachelor’s or Master’s went by (semi)public organizations and enjoyed presentations as well as interactive case sessions.
Seeing all the effort of your team coming together in a successful event itself was the absolute highlight for me, together with the stay in Brussels and the visit to the ‘Permanente Vertegenwoordiging van de EU’.
As a committee member of the FSA, I was present at many drinks, general member meetings, and other activities and got to know many new people. The first night where you get to know all the other 50 committee members of the FSA was a very nice start of the year. Besides that, the time prior to the governmental economics tour with all the preparations was definitely a memorable experience itself.
Through the many contacts and events which I attended from the FSA, I developed my interests and got to know my personal strengths, which paved the way for my further studies.”
Meet Anouk! Member of the Health Economics 21-22 committee. Anouk is currently finishing her MSc in Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences at the VU in combination with an Internship at easee. Next year, she will first be travelling, after which she will start looking for a job.
“This year, I organized the Health Economics event together with two committee members. During the event, we enabled students with a medical-technical or financial-economic background to meet leading companies in the healthcare analytics and consulting field. The event took place at a beautiful location, the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam.
As a research master student with a different background, being an active FSA member gave me the opportunity to explore the working field and meet top-ranked businesses, expand my network, develop my skills, and have a lot of fun!
Next to organizing an FSA event, you have regularly fun activities with all committee members and the board. For example, last month we went on a sailing trip which was really fun. We had drinks, food, and a DJ on board and the weather was amazing. Lovely day! These fun activities allow you to get to know other social and ambitious FSA committee members and are an appreciation for your committee work.”
Applications for the Health Economics committee are closing in September.
Meet Annick! Member of the Ladies Network 21-22 committee. Annick is currently finishing her two MScs in Finance and Econometrics and Operations Research at the VU. Next year, she is going to find out where she would like to start working.
“Last year, I co-organized the Ladies Network Event with three other committee members. More than 100 ambitious female students interested in finance, business, economics, business, or a quantitative field of study were able to engage with nine companies at the Bazel in Amsterdam during the two-day Ladies Network Event. It was much fun to be able to shape the entire event with your committee. This opportunity allowed me to speak with various companies while also strengthening my organizational skills. What gave me a lot of energy, and what I truly appreciated, is the gratitude you receive from students and companies afterwards.
Being a member of an FSA committee also includes being part of a group of dedicated, career-minded students and participating in various social activities. The active FSA year-round activities, such as drinks, members’ days, and a ski trip, ensure you get to know many new people!”
Meet Beatrice! Member of the Ladies Network 21-22 committee. Last year she finished her Master in Finance after which she decided she wanted to pursue another Masters. Beatrice is currently finishing her MSc in Entrepreneurship at the UvA. Besides finishing her Master she did her thesis internship at KPMG Digital Process Excellence and was a NextGen at Adyen. Next year, she will continue working at Adyen.
“I really believe we need more female talent in business and especially in finance. That’s why I was really happy to be part of the Ladies Network Event committee. Being a committee member gave me the opportunity to come in contact with highly ranked companies and develop my professional skills. It’s also really rewarding to put time and effort into the event and really see it come together and be a success. Besides, I had a lot of fun in the process with the other girls in the committee and all the social activities FSA organizes, such as drinks and the ski trip.”
Applications for the Ladies Network committee are closing in September.
Ladies Banking Evening
Meet Celine! Member of the Ladies Banking Evening 21-22 committee. Celine is currently finishing her MSc in Quantitative Finance at the UvA. Besides finishing her Master, she works as a Working Student in the Financial Risk Management team of Deloitte. Next year, she will be doing her thesis internship.
“This year I was responsible for organizing the Ladies Banking Evening. The goal of this event was to give female students an insight into the versatile world of investment banking. During this year I was able to develop myself professionally, while learning more about financial companies and expanding my network. Organizing the panel discussion was also a fun way to learn more about the culture of each participating bank, career opportunities and of course what it is like to work as a woman in investment banking. The drinks afterwards were a great opportunity to meet renowned investments banks, and also for the banks to meet you, in an informal manner.
Being an FSA committee member also means that you will expand your network and meet a lot of other students with the same interests! As an active member you will have the opportunity to enjoy the best active member events, such as drinks, diners, boat trips, parties, and a ski-trip next to all the main events that are organized by FSA.”
Applications for the Ladies Banking Evening committee are closing in September.
Meet Bodhi! Chairman of the board of Mutual Fund 21-22. Bodhi is currently finishing his MSc in Finance at the UvA. Besides his Masters he also did a Private Equity internship at Photon Capital. Next year, will start as an Investment Analyst at Photon Capital, a private equity fund focusing on the TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecom) sector.
“This year, I became the chairman of the board of Mutual Fund, a student-run investment association founded in 2010. Being the chairman of Mutual Fund allowed me to pursue a board year while continuing my studies and gathering relevant work experience. Although technically not a committee of the FSA, the board of Mutual Fund finds itself in the unique position of being welcomed at all the social activities the FSA has to offer.
The numerous social events that the FSA offers provide the opportunity to get to know a lot of driven and ambitious young people. At the same time, they’re great fun! The FSA board clearly put a lot of work in ensuring an enjoyable and instructive year for its members.”
You can become a committee member of the FSA and be a member of the FSA investment club Mutual Fund at the same time. For more information take a look at: https://www.mutualfund.nl/
Meet Tijn! Member of the M&A Dinner 21-22 committee. Tijn is currently finishing his BSc in Business Administration at the UvA. Next year, he will start his two internships at Nielen Schuman and Lincoln International.
“Organizing the M&A Dinner has been an exhilarating and incredibly rewarding experience. Not only has it allowed me to secure two internship opportunities—and a fancy dinner at the Amstel hotel—but coordinating with my fellow committee members and the participating companies has provided me with valuable communicative skills and industry insights, which allowed me to truly set my mind to aspiring a career in the field!
Moreover, when I applied back in August ’21, I was not yet even aware of the social aspect that being part of the FSA would bring me. The past year has been filled with fun activities together with like-minded peers, ranging from shooting clay pigeons all the way to enjoying some rosé in Courchevel!”
Applications for the M&A Dinner committee are closing in September.
Still interested in becoming a committee member? You can find more information on our committee page , or apply now through this link! https://fsa.nl/events/application-fsa-committee-2022-2023/
Committee page: https://fsa.nl/working-at-the-fsa/