I graduated as an economics student from NUS. All along I wanted to find a job as an investment analyst but couldn’t find my way in. While other students were able to land equity research internships during their university days which led o full time offers, I was not able to secure those opportunities as I felt that I did not have the relevant technical knowledge.I chanced upon Springboard’s financial modelling program and decided to sign up for it. The class was conducted by Keith, a very experienced investment practitioner who was able to patiently guide me through from creating a model step by step to troubleshooting errors. In addition to the model building, he also explained financial concepts and valuation methods with clarity and insight which enabled me to obtain a deeper understanding of the subject.
With the knowledge and skills I was equipped with, and through gaining experience in the valuation department in an audit firm, I was able to prepare my CV to land a interview with a family office. The interviews include technical questions and a stock pitch, which is covered by Springboard’s advanced mentorship as I understand. The interview related well with what I have learnt in Springboard and finally I managed to convince the manager to hire me as a buy side analyst. I really appreciate Springboard mentors’ effort of helping their students towards success.