The Graduate Finance Association

We prepare our members for a career in investment banking through a series of educational and networking activities, to include: our weekly GFA Lunch & Learns, Corporate Presentations, and the annual GFA Conference. We also provide workshops, speaker panels, and mentorship programs in order to secure and experience a successful summer internship.

Career Development Program

We provide first-year MBAs with informational, educational, and mentoring sessions throughout the Fall Semester in order to better prepare them for recruiting and a career in Investment Banking. Students will be matched up with an MBA2 mentor to help guide them through the recruiting process. Students will also participate in sessions specifically targeting the skills they need to capture secure an investment banking internship.

Lunch & Learns

Perhaps the most popular and heavily attended weekly event for Stern students, the Lunch & Learns provide corporations with a forum to interact with and educate our members through the use of case studies or industry and product reviews. Each presentation is followed by an interactive Q & A session. Lunch & Learns are an excellent way to raise awareness about your company and to generate interest in available opportunities.

GFA Conference

Each year, the club assembles leading practitioners from a particular industry to discuss major market trends. These practitioners include CEOs, senior research analysts, and top Stern professors. Immediately following the conference, there will be a networking event with alumni representation from over 15 investment banks. This year's event will be held on October 4th, 2019.

Training the Street

The GFA has officially partnered with Training the Street Inc. to deliver educational seminars focused on Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Valuation, Interview Preparation, Applied Excel, Financial Modeling, and M&A/LBO. Throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, members are encouraged to participate in these training sessions in order to help prepare them for recruiting, interviews, and their internship.

Mentorship Program

All first-year MBA students that are recruiting for investment banking will be paired with a 1-on-1 mentor to help answer any questions they may have and help guide them through the recruiting process. Candidates will be paired with mentors based on prior professional experience, interests, and other preferences that will help encourage a meaningful relationship.

Corporate Presentations

The Office of Career Development coordinates Corporate Presentations for Stern’s employer partners, including investment banks. These presentations vary in size and format and are an opportunity for each bank to highlight and showcase their firm. At the conclusion of the formal presentation, candidates have the opportunity to network with individuals from each bank to learn more about their experiences and firm. The GFA works closely with the Office of Career Development to market and underscore the importance of presentations to GFA members.

Sep 11 | 12:00pm - 12:45pm

GFA Kickoff

This Kickoff will discuss the roles, responsibilities, and resources available to the Class of 2021 throughout the 2019 Fall Investment Banking recruiting season.

(Sign in to see the location)

Sep 11 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

GFA Happy Hour with the Class of 2021

The GFA Board will be hosting a Happy Hour for the Class of 2021.

(Sign in to see the location)

Sep 12 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Investment Banking 101

The GFA Board will introduce the Class of 2021 to the world of investment banking, discuss the recruiting process, and begin preparing candidates for the Fall.

(Sign in to see the location)

Sep 16 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Introduction to Recruiting

The GFA will prepare the Class of 2021 to begin the 2019 recruiting season. We will discuss process timelines, best practices, and the way ahead.

(Sign in to see the location)

Sep 16 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bank Overview Panel (Part I)

Second-year MBAs will discuss their experiences interning at each bank and help candidates better understand each firm.

(Sign in to see the location)

Become part of the largest network at Stern.










Our Team

Ellie Conlee
Sam Daly
VP Career
Ari Schiff
Ben Cohen
VP Career
Mahvish Hashmi
VP Career
Keith Mackie
VP Career
Daniel Mendelsohn
VP Career
Travis Mulvihill
VP Finance/Treasurer
Helena Duffee
VP Communications
Jeffrey Perkins
VP Communications
Keenan Weaving
VP Career
Alyssa Smith
VP Events
Andrew Witmer
VP Events
Matthew Chisick
VP External Relations
Adam Kayali
VP External Relations
Rohit Khandelwal
VP International Recruiting
Matthew Elipas
VP Langone
Sanjana Upadhyay
VP International Recruiting
Andrew Becker
VP Events
Jason Thurm
VP Langone
Gabriel Rives-Corbett
VP Events
Rohan Agashe
VP External Relations
Daniel Seoane Estebaranz
VP Treks

Contact Us


Graduate Finance Association

44 West 4th Street
New York, NY, 10012