As London and the UK celebrates its FinTech week, I look back at the enriching FinTech engagements in the Cambridge MBA year – within the cohort, alumni and also other premier UK business schools.
The FinTech Special Interest Group (SIG) at Cambridge Judge is a community of students who are interested in exploring the FinTech industry and its rapidly evolving landscape. Along with my SIG co-chairs, Leo Jiang and Nikita Dehal, I took over the SIG ten months ago with understanding the expectations and backgrounds of the SIG members. I was amazed at the diversity of experiences within the MBA/ MFin cohort at the school.
So, the first formal FinTech event in Michaelmas term, I moderated was an information sharing session with current students talking about their past experiences in different FinTech sub-sectors from across the world.
In the Lent Term, current students were invited for networking and drinks to a FinTech Social organised by MBA alumnus Tom Lovelace in London. This event was the beginning of a strong connection established between the FinTech SIG and the FinTech alumni. As a natural next step, the SIG hosted an alumni speaker session and networking event at the school with three alumni – Ben Thomas, Bhuvan Maingi and Tom Lovelace. The MBA alumni shared their experiences around careers and their thoughts and expectations around trends in the industry. The session was well received by the students as they got a glimpse into the everyday of the FinTech industry.
After months of planning and organisation in the SIG, Easter Term was marked by a powerpacked FinTech alumni event hosted by the top 3 UK business schools – Cambridge Judge, London Business School and Oxford Saïd. The event was hosted in London with the students and alumni from the three schools allowing students to not only connect with likeminded students from other business schools but also network with their alumni.
The last FinTech event that was organised by Karl Devin from the class was a visit to the Revolut office in London. Students from the SIG were able to not only speak to professionals working at the leading FinTech organisation but also experience its workspace.
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