Finance Club


The Rice Finance Club (RFC at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB) is open to students interested in all areas of finance. The RFC works closely with the Career Management Center (CMC), alumni, and faculty to assist in career development and opportunities within finance.

The mission for the Rice Finance Club is to:
  • train and educate members in finance and interview preparation.
  • assist in career exploration within finance-related industries and functions.
  • facilitate networking opportunities with JGSB alumni and recruiters.
As the largest club on campus, the RFC leverages resources and alumni base to provide a value-added experience for students interested in:
  • investment banking
  • sales
  • trading
  • corporation finance
  • private equity
  • private wealth management
  • asset and investment management
  • venture capital
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Officers 2013-2014

Jason Starnes
Jissin Sanny
Vice President
of Education

Alex Weaver
Vice President
of Community Outreach
Chris Mersinger
Vice President
of External Relations

Nathan Kim
Vice President
of Finance and Treasurer
Philip Mullett
Vice President
of Internal Relations

Caitlin Weidig
Vice President
of Corporate Finance
Adam Van Doren
Vice President
of Asset Management

Omar Zakaria
Vice President
of PMBA Outreach


Week on Wall Street Trek

This is the premiere club event for JGSB students in their first year. During the Fall break, the RFC travels to NYC and visits with alums and professionals at the major Wall Street firms, and on the last night attends an exclusive alumni-networking event. Each visit typically consists of a panel of professionals from different divisions within the firm providing insight into the firm's culture and the work-life balance of each role. In 2011, the RFC visited with:
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BMO Capital Markets 
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Moelis & Company
  • Nomura 
  • UBS
Rice Energy Finance Summit

The Rice Energy Finance Summit is a conference designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and perspectives between leaders in the energy and finance industries, as well as to provide a networking opportunity for students and alumni. The 2012 Rice Energy Finance Summit will be held on Thursday, November 1st at McNair Hall. The speakers for the 2012 summit include Ken Hersh (Co-founder and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management), Lynn Elsenhans (Former Chairman & CEO of Sunoco), Ralph Eads (Chairman, Energy Investment Banking at Jefferies & Co), Steve Trauber (Vice Chairman and Global Head of Energy, Citi), Bill Montgomery (Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners), and more.

Corporate Valuation Seminar

The Corporate Valuation Seminar is a one-day corporate valuation modeling workshop taught by Training the Street, the world's leading provider of instructor-led courses. This seminar assists candidates seeking employment with a Wall Street firm and in the field of finance. Through practical examples and exercises, the seminar illustrates the fundamentals of popular valuation techniques used by Wall Street practitioners. The seminar also discusses applications of key valuation concepts such as EBITDA, Enterprise Value, WACC, accretion / dilution and LBOs. RFC members enjoy a sizable discount since much of the cost is subsidized by the CMC.

Financial Modeling Seminar

The Financial Modeling Seminar is a two-day financial modeling seminar taught by Training the Street, the world's leading provider of instructor-led courses. The course is designed to develop financial modeling skills through actual hands-on construction of a financial model. Each participant will build their own interactive financial model from "scratch" to practice blending accounting, finance and Excel skills. RFC members enjoy a large discount since much of the cost is subsidized by the CMC.

Oil and Gas Modeling Seminar

This is a two-day financial modeling seminar, taught by Wall Street Prep, that focuses specifically on the Oil and Gas industry. Since most JGSB students pursue positions in energy finance, this course is invaluable for RFC members. RFC members enjoy a significant discount since much of the cost is subsidized by the CMC.


Soon after the completion of pre-term, first-year members will be provided the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed and career interests discussed with second-year members. This provides first-years one of the first opportunities to network with second-years.