Upon receiving applications, the Selection Committee reviews the applications and makes recommendations for first-round interviews. These 30-minute Round I interviews are conducted by the current SIF managers. In this interview, all applicants will be asked to give a 5-minute “pitch” of an investment idea. This usually focuses on a single stock, but applicants can also pitch a bond, an ETF, or any other investible idea. The second and final round interviews are conducted by SIF faculty in consultation with an ad hoc faculty committee. The final admission decisions will be rendered by early February.
The number of students allowed to enroll in this two-semester program is limited to 16 so that (a) each student may have direct experience in managing one of five portfolios and (b) the class as a group can visit with a variety of money managers. They are selected based on their genuine interest in pursuing a career in the investment management field.