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Selection of Members

Member application and selection is conducted each spring for the following academic year. Click here to see the latest recruiting presentation.

Applications for the 2015-2016 Senbet Fund team are open from January 5, 2015 through February 9, 2015. Application requirements and information on the application process are provided below.

Educational Benefits

The Senbet Fund is a year-round, advanced finance course for senior finance majors. The course provides them with the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to the test by making real investment decisions with real money. The course not only serves as a chance to put classroom material to practice, but also as an enhanced forum for learning. As part of this course, students discuss in-depth financial topics such as:

  • Portfolio management theory and practice
  • Security screening and selection
  • Economic and industry analysis
  • Corporate qualitative and financial analysis
  • Valuation analysis
  • Trading strategies

Additionally, students learn from reviewing the results of the decisions they make, determining which strategies to replicate and which strategies to avoid in the future.

Career Benefits

The Senbet Fund provides members with skills and knowledge highly coveted by corporate recruiters. However, it also gives these high achieving students enhanced opportunities to network with industry professionals, use financial tools such as Reuters, Bloomberg, and First Call, and gain real-life market experience. Working for the Senbet Fund, in some ways, can be as demanding as a senior finance major’s first job, and it definitely gives him or her a competitive edge during recruiting season.

Applicant Requirements/Criteria

  • Must be a declared Finance major.
  • Must be a rising senior.
  • Completion or concurrent enrollment in BMGT343 Investments for this Spring semester.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
  • Completion of the Smith School gateway courses: MATH220/140, BMGT220, 221, 230, ECON200 & 201.
  • BMGT340 should be completed prior to entering the program and BMGT443 should be completed the Fall semester of your senior year.
  • Recommended courses: BMGT310, ECON305/306, and ECON330.
  • While completion of MATH220 Elementary Calculus I is required, MATH140 & 141 Calculus I and II are preferred. MATH coursework beyond MATH220/141 is a plus.
  • Preferred/Recommended Course sequence: Junior year Fall: BMGT340, ECON330, BMGT310 Junior year Spring: BMGT343, One of ECON305 or 306 Senior year Fall: BMGT443 and BMGT449 (Fellows fund course).
  • Requires a two semester commitment from Summer Session II to May of next year.
  • Completion of online application.


Applications for the 2015-2016 Senbet Fund team are due February 9, 2015. 

All applications will be submitted online. Please note that you cannot save and return to your application, so have your cover letter, resume, and analyst report ready to upload. The application includes the submission of the following:

  • Application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3-page analyst report to include the analysis of a stock with a recommendation of whether to buy, hold or sell the stock based solely on its current price relative to what you believe the stock is worth. This report is to be no more than three typed pages, not including exhibits, double spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font. The written analysis should include an economic overview, industry overview and company overview, including your recommendation. Each section of the report should be written within the context of the stock you have chosen to analyze. It is highly recommended that you select a company and industry with which you feel comfortable. Please note that the Honor Code will be enforced for this application.

Application Timeline

  • Applications Open: January 5, 2015
  • Applications Due: February 9, 2015
  • Notified of Selection for Interviews: February 11-12, 2015
  • Super Friday Interviews: Friday, February 13, 2015

Contact Sarah Howerton Kroncke at 301-405-0354 or the Senbet Fund, if you have questions about the program.