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On Thursday 23 January the fifth “UvA Quants Career Event” took place at the Science Park. This year the event was attended even better than in previous editions and more than 100 students and 9 partners from the financial sector participated.

Photos: Tiny Dekker

Financial practice and study meet

The goal for this yearly career event is to introduce our institutes, our study programmes and research areas to our partners in industry as a first step in exploring a stronger collaboration. Furthermore we aim to give our most ambitious students in the Bachelor and Master degree programmes more insight into practical problems and show them opportunities to take part in practical internships or professional training programmes.

The participating companies were ABN AMRO, Flow Traders, IMC Careers Europe, ING, KPMG,  Optiver Services, Ortec Finance, Rabobank and Zanders. These companies and students and staff in finance related master programmes and research groups at the UvA could meet at a fair. In addition there were possibilities to participate in one-to-one interviews and to discuss the practice of finance during case studies offered by the companies.

About UvA Quants

UvA Quants is an initiative of three research groups of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to join the efforts on research in finance together with the study programmes and partners from the financial industry to make Amsterdam a world leading center on research and education in finance.

Involved from UvA are:

  • the Financial Mathematics group of the Korteweg de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI),
  • Computational Science Lab of the Institute for Informatics (IvI), research theme Computational Finance
  • the Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance group.