We will be offering optional one-on-one in-person/virtual coffee chats with current Promontory members for you to ask any unanswered questions and get a better feel for our club. This will have no bearing on your application and is purely for your own benefit!
Coffee Chat Sign-Up Deadline:
Thursday, September 29th at midnight
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/pircoffeefall22
Meet with us
Our Fall 2022
application is open!
Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00-7:00 pm CT,
Thursday, September 29th at 6:30-7:30 pm CT,
Fall 2022 Info Session Slides:
Women and URM Meet and Greet (Optional):
Saturday, October 1st at 4:00-5:00 pm CT,
Application Office Hours (Optional):
Sunday, October 2nd at 1:00-3:00 pm CT,
Written Applications Due:
Sunday, October 2nd at 5:00 pm CT
Tuesday, October 4th - Friday, October 7th
Sunday, October 9th
A Note on Optional Events
Promontory Investment Research is an organization dedicated to democratizing knowledge and access to investing. With that mission in mind, we have added three optional events to increase accessibility: (1) coffee chats with existing members, (2) a meet and greet for women and other underrepresented minorities, and (3) an application writing office hours session with members of the club. These events are meant to make our club's application process more transparent and make each applicant feel welcome about potentially joining our community. We want to emphasize that these events are optional and entirely intended for your benefit.
Winter 2021 Info Session Recording
— Video Highlights —
0:32 - 1:55 Board introductions
1:55 - 2:22 Our alumni
2:30 - 3:59What do we do, why we do it, and how we do it
4:00 - 9:23 What is investment research?
9:30 - 14:50 Case Study: Black Swan Investing
15:00 - 23:00 Our org. structure, recent coverage
18:15 - 22:11 The BFT curriculum
24:35-26:26 D&I Efforts
26:26 - 30Fall 2020 recruiting details
30 - 42:52 Promontory Research Analyst Q&A
43:40 - 50:16 Audience Q&A
Q: When do you recruit new members?
A: We currently recruit in Autumn and Winter Quarter.
Q: What do you look for in a successful applicant?
A: We’re looking for intelligent, enthusiastic, and hardworking 1st and 2nd years who are willing to commit and dedicate to our organization and who believe in the values our club represents. EDIT: Starting Fall 2020 we will only recruit students for New Recruit (NR) positions. This is due to our belief that community is a large part of our RSO mission, and building a community requires all new members to go through BFT together. As a result, we will no longer accept any applications from 3rd and 4th years or anyone else interested in strictly RA positions.
Q: How many New Recruits are recruited each quarter?
A: We look for about 8-10 new NRs. Our small scale is explained by our efforts to provide quality education through close mentorships and one-on-one sessions, thus forming a tight-knit community. We try our best to select candidates that will contribute the most to the club.
Q: How much of a time commitment should I expect?
A: Research Analysts spend 5 hours on average per week attending meetings and working on Promontory projects.
Q: Can I reapply?
A: Yes! A reapplication is regarded as demonstrated interest in the RSO and we look forward to hearing about all the things you've done since your last application.
Q: Do I need any prior knowledge or any experience in finance?
A: Not at all. Our goal is to enrichen our community with hardworking, smart, and engaging minds who are always willing to contribute. Many students are more than capable of learning the education material we're offering, but we are looking for those who share the aforementioned attributes, who will add value to Promontory, build strong friendships, and deliver our primary mission to the campus community.