Undergraduate Women in Investing Conference Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are released during the spring semester prior (typically, around early March). For example, the 2024 Women in Investing Conference applications will go live in Spring 2024. The application is open for about a month. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list to be notified when the application is live.
For the Undergraduate Women in Investing Conference, we ask that teams are comprised of a maximum of 4 students who can be a mix of sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors from the same university. The event is designed for sophomores and juniors.
We prefer that you apply as pitch teams. We will let you know who is on your team in the acceptance email. We can help pair you up with others from your university who have applied to form a pitch team with you but are interested in pitching. In certain instances, however, if you cannot find others, we may have a group of students interested in pitching and we may pair them together to form a team.
We ask that all applicants commit to attending the entirety of the event and designate 1-2 students as back-up in case of unforeseen circumstances. We understand that circumstances may arise, but it is important to note that we have turned away other teams that could have taken advantage of this opportunity. If something comes up after your team has been accepted and a team member can no longer attend a portion of the vent, please let us know as soon as possible if your entire team has decided to withdraw so we may turn to our waitlist.
We will send out emails on application statuses during the time of late April through mid-May. If you have any questions about your application status, please email us.
- Confirm or decline your offer by filling out the form link included in the email. Please think carefully before committing as our planning and costs hinge on every student commitment.
- Review and sign the two waivers and email them to our email address.
- Review all pages on the Undergraduate Women in Investing (WIN) Conference website.
Yes, however, please note that we organize and cover lodging for non-local pitch team members only.
Yes, non-pitching attendees of the conference are encouraged to attend all portions of the event. For the Friday Morning pitches, we have seating for observers.
Please tell the event organizers as soon as possible.
Any stock of your choosing, market cap of at least $3b, U.S. listed, BUY or Short Try to stay away from ‘Sell assuming you are holding’; and please note that for this event no outside help from advisors, mentors, etc. is allowed.
Your pitch must be original work by all team members and not reworked from others’ pitches in the past.
You must use our presentation template.
All presentations are due the Tuesday before the conference. Please submit your presentations to the Box folder indicated. However, if you have technical issues, please submit via email by the deadline.
You may make changes to your presentations after the deadline. However, please note that the submitted presentations will be sent to judges in advance of the event. So, it is in your interest to submit a pitch that is as close to final as possible. If you would like your slides updated, you must bring a copy on a USB drive.
There will be a reception and dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.
For lodging, Cornell provides non-local pitch teams with shared rooms at the conference hotel. We send rooming assignments a few weeks ahead of the conference. Unfortunately, we do not hold a room block for non-pitch team attendees.
All conference attendees are responsible for their own travel. We encourage reaching out to your student services team at your university to see if they have funding available to support your travel.
The top team from each room will receive printed certificates of award at the event.
We discourage switching out team members unless absolutely necessary. Switching team members results in the correct team members’ resumes not being included in the resume book sent to sponsors. That said, if this is unavoidable, please email us as soon as possible to request a team member switch.
Around August, event organizers will email team members a deadline to submit an updated resume. If you do not submit an updated resume, the resume provided to us in your application will be included in the resume book. After that deadline passes, we cannot guarantee that your updated resumes will be included in the book for event sponsors.
If your team can no longer participate, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can turn to our waitlist. Last-minute cancellations are strongly discouraged and may be flagged to your school’s administration and to event sponsors. Please let us know at least three weeks ahead of the event.
On Thursday and Friday, the dress code is business professional.
No, the event adjourns following the Friday lunch panel session.