Our Vision

Plans for FIG.

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, FIG will focus on delivering an engaging series of activities for its members that will capitalize on the importance of strengthening your network, professional presence, and financial literacy.

Though not eliminating speaker events, we will focus less on a ‘lecture-style’ presentation format and focus more on a social networking aspect crucial to success in business and an emphasis on basic financial market knowledge. Through a partnership with the Security Traders Association of Chicago (STAC), more frequent site visits to reputable companies such as Cboe Global Markets, and various volunteering opportunities, we will provide FIG members with resources, mentors, and relationship-building skills that will lead to greater confidence when facing the search for internships and jobs.



    FIG’s internship program, Portfolio Management Team, Bloomberg training sessions, and events such as Beyond a Business Card will augment your current skills and prepare you for opportunities that reach beyond the College of Business Administration at UIC.

    Here are some aspects of FIG you can look forward to in 2018:

    • Portfolio Management Team
    • Beyond a Business Card
    • Navigating Beyond a Business Card: Preparing to Network
    • Events with members of STAC
    • Networking Socials with Current and Past FIG Members
    • Alumni Mentorship
    • Professional Mentors
    • Bloomberg Training Sessions
    • Mock Interviews with Peers
    • Site Visits
    • Workshops: Finance Basics