UCD INVESTORS & 
ENTREPRENEURS SOCIETY

Ireland's Largest Career-Focused Society
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ABOUT US

OVERVIEW
The UCD Investors & Entrepreneurs' Society is Ireland's largest career-focused society.

With over 2000 members on our mailing list, we are UCD's most active society, offering 50+ events per year to our student members.

Enjoy career-launching experiences delivered by leading professionals and competitive firms via programmes curated by our university's brightest students.

Get informed about your future, build your network and explore your career in Banking, Consulting, Enterprise, Data Science and more.
OUR PARTNERS
The Investors & Entrepreneurs Society also actively promotes events of our partner organisations.
Enactus
Enactus is student run Global Incubator for social enterprises startups, with access to mentorship, specialist and alumni.

ISCG
The Irish Student Consulting Group offers students the opportunity to gain real world experience, learn consulting techniques and best practices through real world projects.
IASA
The Irish Aviation Students Association aims to increase awareness of the opportunities within the aviation industry through events and conferences for students.
PODCASTS & RESOURCES
As part of our new digital initiatives, we're offering themed podcasts & resources, including Byte Sized, our data science careers podcast, and our Decoding | Finance Cheat Sheets.
Decoding | Finance is a new series of cheat sheets to help you with your financial literacy and help you ace your interviews. Sheet #1, covering the basics of global markets and key macroeconomic terms, is available now.
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Data Link is a hackathon - an event where you have less than 24 hours to pose, test and write a report on an interesting or creative hypothesis related to a real world problem statement and big datasets provided. Compete as a team of  4 to perform the analysis which tests your theories and write a report on your findings before the time is up!

DataLink will return in January 2022- details will be released shortly.
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OUR PROGRAMMES
We run a variety of programmes throughout the year which are open for all members to attend!
Check out the latest events for each programme below, or follow us for regular updates on Instagram.

WOMEN

IN BUSINESS

CODEFIRSTGIRLS, FEMALES IN FINANCE, CAREER TALKS
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Women in Business programme is a unique platform that provides support to aspiring female leaders and professionals from all degree backgrounds through a wide range of events and activities.

Previous WORKSHOPS
FEMALES IN FINANCE

This year (2021/22), the Women in Business team have founded a new programme, ‘Females and Finance’, that both female and male students are invited to attend.

Traders from Goldman Sachs, J.P Morgan, SIG and RBC will be coming in weekly to give an educational workshop on their role and product, as well as discussing the importance of diversity in trading.

Workshops are taking place every Monday via Zoom at 18:00pm starting from the 4th of October. Make sure to look out for future posts regarding our upcoming workshops!

BREAKTHROUGH BUBBLE

Breakthrough BubbleBreakthrough Bubble is at its core a structured mentorship programme centred around three core area; speakers skills and social. The aim of the programme is provide female students within the university with a forum to hear from successful professionals in their desired industry, learn important skills and build meaningful connections.

This year, we are delighted to have mentors from Goldman Sachs, Bain, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, JP Morgan, Clifford Chance, PWC, Microsoft, Citi Bank and much more!

Code First: Girls Introduction to Coding

An six-week FREE introduction to coding programme in partnership with Code First: Girls under the I&E Women in Business Programme. Suitable for complete beginners who don’t have any prior experience with coding & would love to add the skill to their CVs!  In the business world of today, no longer are traditional languages such as French & Spanish enough, instead employers are looking for people with language skills such as python!

WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARD

This year we will present out first ever Women in Business Award to Aimee Connolly, one of Ireland’s top makeup artist and creator of the award-winning makeup brand Sculpted by Aimee. Aimee graduated from a Bachelors of Commerce International at University College Dublin in 2015, and we are delighted to welcome her back to receive this award.

In Conversation with Sinéad Burke

The UCD Investors & Entrepreneurs Society was honoured to welcome Sinéad Burke, Irish writer, academic, influencer, activist and broadcaster, to speak on Monday 3rd FebruaryUCD Quinn School of Business.

Sinéad is a true inspiration to countless young women and men, given her unique voice which she never fails to utilise and her fight to encourage inclusivity and diversity. Sinéad has shown herself to be a powerful force for change, arguing that it no longer makes financial sense for fashion brands to exclude consumers with disabilities through Ted Talks and appearances at the World Economic Forum in Davos to name but a few.

Applications Open In September
GALLERY
Events [Program Specific]
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STUDENT

MANAGED FUND

20,000€ Assets under management
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Student Managed Fund (SMF), is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in Global Markets, Asset Management as well as a great networking opportunity. With 20,000 Euro in Assets Under Management (AUM) the fund seeks to find value in US and European Equities. Every year we recruit analysts who perform research and detailed analysis across 6 Sectors. For more info and how to apply check out our dedicated portal!

Go to the SMF Portal

MODEL

UNITED NATIONS

COMPETITION TEAM
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

SPONSORED BY ARTHUR COX
Model United Nations is an international debating competition hosted by universities around the world. It is an academic simulation of the real-world debates that occur in the United Nations. Participants are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent where a variety of motions are discussed.

Delegates conduct research before the conference, formulate positions and develop policy proposals that they feel best reflect the country they are representing. While at the conference the format mimics real UN summits where there is a period of formal debate and informal discussions where delegates try to find compromise and put policies forward to be voted on.

Previous CONFERENCEs
HARVARD MUN Conference (February)
ROME MUN CONFERENCE (FEBRURARY)
CAMBRIDGE MUN CONFERENCE (NOVEMBER)
More Competitions Starting In September
Events [Program Specific]
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CAREER

MENTORSHIP

CV WORKSHOPS + PEER to PEER
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Thinking of getting an internship as a 1st year? Unsure of how to write your cover letter or where to apply? Then you’re in luck.The Career mentorship programme was created with the objective of helping students explore various career paths available, as well as preparing them for various recruitment processes. Successful applicants will be matched with a mentor who, in turn, will offer advice and insight in their chosen field. Mentors include individuals from McKinsey & Company, Avalon and Goldman Sachs. Members applying for internship mentorship will be matched with students who have gone through similar programmes. Applicants will be matched based on their CV and expressed Interests.

Registration Starts in September 2021
Events [Program Specific]
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SPEAKER SERIES //

CONSULTING

START-UPS, BUSINESS LEADERS, VENTURE CAPITAL, WORKSHOPS
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

SPEAKER SERIES
The Speaker Series consists of inviting a range of business leaders to share their stories, give advice and answer any questions which students may have. We try to invite speakers from a wide range of industries, so there should be something for everyone. Events take place throughout the year online and in-person, in both the Belfield campus and the Smurfit Business School in Blackrock.

Speaker Series events are free for members of the society and non-members can sign up at any one of the events. Feel free to contact the society with suggestions of speakers you would like to see, or if you are someone who would like to speak, get in touch.


CONSULTING
Whether you're a fresher or an experienced professional looking to switch careers and eager to be part of a growing company's success, consulting is for you. To respond effectively to rapidly changing environments, we develop sustainable strategies to reduce costs while leveraging talent, so businessescan innovate and grow while remaining agile and creative. 

We simplify complex problems, unlock value, and make businesses ready for the future. In this programme, you'll learn the skills needed to be a consultant. Keep an eye out on our socials & emails for regular updates on events.

Previous SPEAKERS
Peter Turley : PrO SALES MOTIVATOR

Award Winning Inspirational Speaker and Professional Sales Motivator presents LOOOOSERS… An exciting exploration of why so many businesses fail and the sales toolkit you need to stand out above the rest.   On the 4th of February, we were joined by Peter Turley as part of our Start-up Accelerator, who discussed what it takes to be a successful business in this ever changing environment.  

BOBBY HEALY : MANNA DRONE DELIVERY

Bobby Healy started his career writing video games for Nintendo. From there he went on to found and sell a travel software firm - Eland Technologies. He then built up CarTrawler, the world’s largest mobility marketplace for airlines, and led 2 successful LBOs for the business.  His newest venture is Manna - a drone food delivery company, partnering with Irish food takeaway platforms. He plans to have drones in the sky in the coming year and believes it is going to revolutionise the industry.  

BRODY SWEENEY : CAMILE & O'Briens

We welcomed Brody Sweeney to come in and to share his entrepreneurial journey. Brody is a serial entrepreneur having founded both O’Briens sandwiches and Camile Thai Takeaway. He has written two books and is now experimenting with “virtual restaurants”.

Pat Rigney: GUNPOWDER GIN

Pat is a UCD alumnus who founded The Shed Distillery, launched his entrepreneurial career through his flagship product, Gunpowder Gin, and developed his successful Irish brand worldwide. We were inspired to hear about his prosperous journey and his invaluable advice on how to build your own successful business.

More Speakers In September
Events [Program Specific]
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STARTUP

ACCELERATOR

Startathon, Workshops, Dragon's Den
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The aim of the programme is to provide students passionate about entrepreneurship the opportunity to build their own business. We take startups at any stage of development, from just an idea to post prototype phase and provide a platform on which they can develop their concept. We want to empower the startups and allow them to have the tools they need to continue growth themselves after the programme concludes. We’ve invited some of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and speakers to facilitate weekly workshops enabling students to turn their ideas into exciting new start-ups. The programme will run for 8 weeks starting starting in Trimester 1, culminating in our annual Dragon’s Den competition where start-ups will have the chance to pitch for initial seed investment.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY
WORKSHOPS

We have a series of themed workshops planned to give the startups insights and advice on some of the most important topics when starting a business. We want our incubatees to feel like they are on a journey with their business and have tried to reflect that in our themes. Ranging from writing a business plan to customer acquisition, we have covered the most important parts of what it takes to build a successful business. Each of these workshops will have a guest lecturer who will speak about the relevant theme to teach the startups about these fundamental parts of running a startup.

DRAGON'S DEN PITCH-OFF

Last year, we welcomed a panel of judges, including Sean Gallagher, one of RTE's Dragons. Congratulations to the winners Uni21, who won the €2000 prize sponsored by Bank of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland.  Uni21 is a start-up offering a web app that turns your lecture notes into multiple choice questions, founded by Garreth Byrne and Ashwin Manikandan.

Applications Open In September
GALLERY
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POKER

NIGHT

WEEKLY COMPETITIONS & PIZZA
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Investors & Entrepreneurs Society is the only way to play poker at University College Dublin. Students of all skill levels come each week for refreshments and to try their luck at the weekly pot. Knocked out early? This year you can re-buy into the tournament or enter a mini tournament to keep the fun going. So keep an eye out for our social media posts and emails to join us next time.

Updates will be provided in due course as to what format Poker will take in 2021/22 - please keep an eye out on our socials and our emails over the coming weeks for more details.

Drop Along Every Wednesday 6 - 10PM

ROTMAN

TRADING

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION TEAM
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Last year, RITC hosted 52 teams from 52 different universities from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The global representation grants a valuable opportunity for like-minded future finance professionals to meet their peers from across the globe. The competition composes of various trading simulations and cases including open outcry, options, liquidity and algorithmic trading. Applicants must have a strong interest in Trading and financial markets and be willing to dedicate time to train for the event.

SKILLS
PYTHON + VBA PROGRAMMING
KNOWLEDGE OF TRADING PLATFORMS
MATHEMATICS
SITUATIONAL JUDGEMENT
RESULTS

Congratulations to the students from the UCD Investors & Entrepreneurs Society on their fantastic performance at the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto in February, the worlds largest trading competition! They had the opportunity to test their programming and trading skills in a unique 3-day simulated market challenge against students from all over the world. Weeks of preparation paid off with a 34th-place finish, the highest finish for the society so far, including an impressive 3rd place in the quantitative outcry case!

Applications Open In September
GALLERY
Events [Program Specific]
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