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UTSC Library Finance & Trading Lab

Learn the fundamentals of financial research & analysis.

Welcome

Welcome to the UTSC Library Finance & Trading Lab, a state of the art experiential learning centre for financial education and research at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Lab provides a hands-on learning experience for students interested in finance and its real-world applications, while supporting the research needs of the UTSC faculty.

Our staff is available Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm to support students and faculty with financial research and analysis tools. 

The lab is open Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm.

Click here to meet our team. 

Current Events

We're Hiring!

Title: Student Finance Lab Assistant
# of Vacancies: 2
Start Date: May 7, 2018
End Date: Aug 10, 2018
Hours Per Week: 8
Minimum Degree: Bachelor in progress

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Completion of the following UTSC course: MGFB10

  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills; must take initiative; must demonstrate superior commitment to service excellence and ability to problem solve; must demonstrate reliability. 

  • Must demonstrate an interest in financial markets.

  • Must demonstrate high proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

RECOMMENDED:

  • Completion of or enrollment in the following UTSC courses: MGFC10, MGFC30

  • Proficiency in financial applications, such as Bloomberg, Capital IQ, FactSet, including certificates of completion of the Bloomberg Essentials Online Training/Bloomberg Market Concepts and FactSet Knowledge Base.

  • Experience working in the field of finance and customer service.


DUTIES

  • Student lab assistants will work to achieve the mandate of the UTSC Library Finance & Trading Lab by participating in the following duties:

  • Developing expertise in and assisting students with the use of financial programs and software such as, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, FactSet, Rotman Interactive Trader, Rotman Portfolio Manager, ThomsonOne (equity research) and research databases.

  • Assisting with the planning, organizing and execution of special events, including workshops and speaker series.

  • Maintaining and updating accurate statistics.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The UTSC Library Finance & Trading Lab is a state of the art experiential learning centre for financial education and research at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Lab provides a hands-on learning experience for students interested in finance and its real-world applications, while supporting the research needs of the UTSC faculty.

HOW TO APPLY

You must submit your application following these instructions:

Please send letters of application, resume and the name & contact information of three references in a single electronic file (pdf or MS Word) with the filename convention:  LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME – FINANCELAB to financelab@utsc.utoronto.ca. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 29, 2018 23:59 PM
 

Meet our team

Rohan Shah

Rohan is a fourth-year Management student specializing in Finance. He practices his enthusiasm for capital markets by managing virtual portfolios, participating in competitions, and keeping up with latest news. Rohan is also involved in various clubs around campus and is currently the Director of Financial Operations for both UNITY and MEIO. In his spare time, Rohan enjoys following and playing ice-hockey & basketball, travelling, and spending time with his friends & family.

​​rohan.shah@mail.utoronto.ca


Mounir El-Sayed 

Mounir El-Sayed is a third-year Management student specializing in Finance. He is involved in many initiatives around campus and is currently with the Association of Accountancy as Vice-President of Professional Development. Mounir is passionate about the technology industry as well as the automotive industry. He enjoys keeping up with the constantly innovating trends in these sectors. He also enjoys learning how to code. In his spare time, he enjoys casual hiking and biking.
mounir.el.sayed@mail.utoronto.ca


Megan Sun

Megan is a third-year Management student specializing in Finance. She is involved in many trading competitions and research challenge. She is also a Teaching Assistant for Economics. She’s interested in learning and leveraging programming skills to build financial modeling. Now she is preparing for her CFA level one. In her spare time, Megan enjoys listening to pop music, skiing & playing badminton, writing proses & novels and watching action movies & TV shows.

manquing.sun@mail.utoronto.ca


Siddharth Kurian

Siddharth is a second-year student studying economics at UTSC. His current interests lie in the financial realms of venture capital and stock trading, however none with his personal capital just yet. In his spare time, he enjoys trying new food or a quick workout at Pan Am.

siddharth.kurian@mail.utoronto.ca

Brady is a third year student specializing in Information Technology. Brady is well versed in various programming languages and hopes to leverage these skills with financial modeling in his time here. He has a passion for data analytics and seeks to learn more Finance to become a more versatile individual. He enjoys working out at the Pan-Am Centre, following sports and attending rap, rock and heavy metal concerts.

brady.vallbacka@mail.utoronto.ca

Christine Hansen

Christine holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Library Technician diploma from Langara College in Vancouver, BC. She joined the UTSC Library as a Reference Technician in 2003 and is a new staff member this term in the Finance Lab.

Adriana Sgro

Adriana earned a BA Honours in Music from York University and a Library Technician Diploma from Seneca College. She has been with UTSC Library since 1997, and is new to the Finance Lab team.