What is the FinanceLab London Study Trip?

FinanceLab study trip is an annual tradition started back in 2012. The trip has been ongoing since then, only with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. FinanceLab facilitates a trip to London for some of Denmark’s brightest students, hand-picked by the banks, to meet some of the biggest Investment Banks in the world. You will get the opportunity to experience the banks from the inside and get a feeling for what it is like to be a part of an M&A deal, trading on the world’s most vibrant trade floors and work as an analyst in asset and wealth management departments renowned around the world.

How does it work?

Throughout FinanceLab’s history, we have developed a network with the financial sector in London and wish to pass some of our knowledge and experience on to you. Our partners in London have repeatedly expressed interest in meeting some of our members. We therefore negotiated a deal where they sponsor a trip for you to come meet them in their main offices in London. Send your CV, transcript and a brief motivational letter, and our Premium Sponsors in London will select the participants, who they are most interested in meeting. This is a unique experience and opportunity for high level networking.

Our premium sponsors are (will be updated on a rolling basis)

 

Our other sponsors are (will be updated on a rolling basis)

 

We are currently in dialogue with more banks and expect to announce these before the trip.

How much does it cost? and what is included:

Price: DKK 3,990

FinanceLab and our partners in London will sponsor the trip, but the scope of the trip with everything that is included, still forces us to charge a participation fee. See below the overview of everything that is included in the price.

What is included?

  • Plane tickets from and to Copenhagen
  • A four-stared Hotel located at Canary Wharf, the heart of the finance district where most of the banks are located
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch will be provided by the banks for most of the days
  • Dinner will be provided by FinanceLab most of the days

What is not included in the price?

  • Transport to and from Copenhagen airport
  • Transportation in London
  • Few meals not provided by FinanceLab or during bank visits

GOOD THINGS TO KNOW! FAQ

Everyone is welcome to apply! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What banks will we be visiting?

Currently the announced banks we will be visiting are Citi, Bank of America and Nomura. We are currently in the middle of securing the last couple of banks for the trip, which we will announce very soon.

As a new thing this year, the students will also be exposed to the world of private equity as we will visit CVC Capital Partners, which is one of the largest private equity firms in Europe.

Is it worth it?

The previous attendees for the study trip have been very successful in landing internships, and according to the surveys we have conducted after all the previous trips, participants agree that it is worth it! The banks are also very interested in meeting our students again, which means they think it’s worth spending money to meet you!

Who can apply?

Anyone currently studying for a bachelor or master in Denmark can apply. We encourage all students with an interest in finance to apply, as the banks aim to hire from a diverse background.

Who selects the participants?

Our premium sponsors select the participants for the trip. Thus, it is completely out of FinanceLab’s hands who gets to go and who doesn’t.

What are the banks looking for?

The banks are looking for anyone who has an interest in finance. Even if you are studying something that is not directly relevant they will consider your application if you have shown interest in the field of finance.

What should be included in the application?

The application should include a brief motivational letter (maximum 800 words), CV and university grades.

When you send your application, please merge it into one file which should be attached to mail.

What should my CV look like?

Your CV should be one page, without pictures, and be easily readable. The banks receive a lot of CVs, and don’t have time to spend too much time on each. Make sure that the layout is intuitive and clean, and not over the top.

Please also note your expected year of graduation (when you plan to start working full time).

For a more detailed guide please have a look at our CV guide:

  • Networking

    Meet the banks and the right people!

  • Learn more about the industry

    Learn if banking is really for you

  • Expand your toolbox

    Learn what you need in order to land an internship

  • Friends of a lifetime

    You will meet a lot of other talented, fun and great people! Most students stick together after the trip!

Applications are now closed for the 2022 study trip

By applying, you will also be signed up to our Members List, where you will gain access to many career opportunities.

FinanceLab’s trip to London back in 2019 helped me distinguish the different banks, demystified the application process and ultimately inspired me to apply for the role I’m in today.

Caroline LethAnalyst, Sales & Trading - J.P. Morgan

It was great opportunity to connect with the relevant people. Aside from making great friendships, it allows you to be a step ahead in the recruitment process and ultimately a step closer to a career at an investment bank.

Shpetim SherifiShort-Term Interest Rates Trader - Goldman Sachs

The London study trip in 2019 was a great experience and a truly unique way for students to learn about all facets of the banking industry. I ultimately secured an offer to join J.P. Morgan – and I am convinced that the study trip allowed me to introduce myself to some of the key people in the recruitment process.

Martin Godsk KristensenInvestment Banking Associate - FIH Partners

The study trip in 2019 gave me the opportunity to further explore my interests within the field of finance, network with professionals, and socialize with other like-minded students. In the end, the trip helped me land an internship and secure a full time offer with J.P. Morgan.

Fanny Konstance GrusdInvestment Associate, Kirk Kapital
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