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
  • Equity Research
  • Corporation Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Asset and Investment Management
  • Venture Capital
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Officers 2015-2016

Stewart Townsend
Mustafa Kodwavi

Sophia Liaw
General Secretary
C.J. Haynes-Dale
Social Chair

Nishanth Babu
Vice President
of Corporate Relations
Ben Matthews
Vice President
of Private Equity

Jon Takamura
Vice President
of Speaker Series
Steve Man
Vice President
of Investment Banking

Matt Guyton
Vice President
of Education
Laura Gu
Vice President
of Energy

Kyle Womack
MBAP Chair


Week on Wall Street Trek

This is the premiere club event for JGSB students in their first year. During 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 2013, the RFC visited with:
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • GE Capital Markets
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Lazard
  • RBC
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 2014 Rice Energy Finance Summit will be held on Thursday, November 14th at McNair Hall.

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

The Oil and Gas Modeling Seminar 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.

Alumni Panels

Designed to facilitate an informative and educational discussion, panels are held periodically during the fall and spring for RFC members to gain perspective on various careers in finance from JGSB alumni. RFC members engage in Q&A and receive insight on what “a day in the life” is like for finance professionals in various functions in finance.