LINC-STEM

About us

In our time of ever-progressing technology there is a fundamental need for STEM subjects in the world of finance. Therefore LINC-STEM was founded as a additional committee to LINC in 2019 for members to pursue and develop these heavily sought after technical skills. Throughout the year our committee arranges a wide variety of events from Hackathons, Banking tours, Python lectures and more. All with the common goal of preparing our members with the valuable skill set that are vital when pursuing a career within finance.

Python Workshops

LINC-STEM is glad to present the Python workshops, a beginner’s guide to Python and programming. Python fundamentals, general programming, and applications in finance are subjects covered in the workshops.

Workshop Syllabus:

  • Workshop 1: Python Fundamentals.
  • Workshop 2: Functional Programming & Visualization with Matplotlib.
  • Workshop 3: Functions & Recursion, lists and dictionaries.
  • Workshop 4: Data Analytics with Python.
  • Workshop 5: An introduction to Indicators & Algorithmic Trading.

The aim is to provide students with beginner practical coding knowledge, a building block that can help students develop their programming skills further.

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Our previous events

Copenhagen Finance Tour

The Copenhagen Finance tour consisted of a one day event whereby students from the STEM fields had the opportunity to meet representatives from technical roles at three top firms in the industry. The day began at Capital Four Asset Management where students learned about the intricate roles at an asset management firm as well as methods behind the pricing of bonds and other asset classes. Their office is built in to Telia Parken, the football stadium and home of FC Copenhagen and the Danish National team. It proves to be one of the most spectacular office views in the financial industry. At Copenhagen Fintech, students were given an insight into the entrepreneurial world of finance, with introductions to many representatives at start-up firms indicating the roles and opportunities to students at technical backgrounds. The day culminated at Nordea, who provided a thoroughly enjoyable interactive session as well as a networking session.

Scientists (as Quants) in Finance with Danske Bank

LINC-STEM hosted a lecture and afterwork with the Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics at Danske Bank, Stefan Kretzer. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and has been in the industry for more than 10 years. He was a former Quant Strategist at Goldman Sachs before joining Danske Bank. Joining him is Jens Lomborg Peterson, a Senior Quantitative analyst at Danske Bank who has a Master’s degree in Physics. Stefan and Jens outlined the role of a Quant in general and their roles in Danske Bank. They also discussed the advantages that STEM students have in this field of work.


Why should you join LINC-STEM

LINC-STEM is an exceptional starting-point for people that are technologically knowledgeable to meet like-minded students when exploring the interweaving of the STEM subjects and finance. When involved in LINC-STEM and with a willingness to learn our members are sure to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge that are in high demand by employees. By arraigning and participating in prominent events throughout the year you will be able to advance and showcase your unique abilities while expanding your professional network.  

Samantha Nordqvist

Why should STEM-students pursue a career within finance?

STEM-students should definitely pursue a career within finance, simply because they have what it takes to succeed in the finance industry. They are carrying today’s and tomorrow’s knowledge about applying their main STEM subject to finance.

Our world is evolving, towards a more digital and autonomous society. Hence there is a need to adapt to conform with this development. That is why there is a high demand for STEM-students in the finance industry today. When I visited the IBF event last year, I discovered the ways I could fit in within the finance industry and made some important contacts. During that fall, I received multiple internship offers. I decided to go with Women’s Immersion Programme at Nomura, Spring Insight Week at HSBC (both in London) and Future Female Leaders in Finance at P&G in Geneva

Why should STEM-students pursue a career within finance?

In the world of finance today we are seeing a shift towards technology, where everything from trading to asset management is using new technology, such as AI, to replace employees and automate processes. This results in an increased demand for students proficient in e.g. mathematics and programming. Regardless if you want to work with investment banking or trading, having a STEM degree most often gives you an advantage.

David Svensson


Contact

If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact us at STEM@linclund.com