Both Handy and Wencan joined our programme in 2017. Handy landed a job with CLSA, a top tier investment research house, while Wencan got an offer from a Goldman Sachs funded green infrastructure private equity fund.
Joining Springboard’s mentorship program is one of the most effective ways to learn and brush up your financial modelling skills. Through this mentorship program, I had a chance to build a model from scratch and hands-on experiences to troubleshoot my own model. The interactive sessions with the mentors who have industry experiences are Springboard feature that has benefited me greatly. I get to learn which particular data points are important and how they can affect my forecast assumptions – vital in creating reliable valuations.
Building a good financial model is an important skill for candidates who want to pursue a career in front-office fields. With all of the experiences during the program, as well as the support from the mentors, I believe I will have higher chances to land a role in the financial industry.
— Handy, Graduate from Model Like a Pro April ’17 batch (fb)
The advanced mentorship is a great program for any aspiring investment professionals who want to learn financial modelling. For me, the program went beyond the mechanics of a model and taught me a great deal on how to read the underlying assumptions of a stock price. It teaches me how to form a differentiated view on companies, and more importantly, how to express/pitch that view through a customized model that would actually make sense to a real investor.
— Wencan, Graduate from Model Like a Pro March ’17 and Advanced mentorship