Graduate Story - Victor Naar

Graduate Story - Victor Naar

 

“The diversity of RSM’s MSc Finance & Investments programme definitely assisted me to get a more in-depth view on the different practice areas within finance”

 

 

Victor Naar, MSc Finance & Investments 2013 graduate   

Age: 23

Nationality: Dutch

Current job position and company: Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs

 

How did you decide on what you wanted to do after your studies?

“Throughout my studies I became fascinated by the financial industry, particularly investment banking. Positive impressions during in-house events ultimately inspired me to pursue a job as investment banking analyst.” 

How did you get your current job?

During my final study year I participated in the London Banking Tour (LBT) – a prestigious two-week business course across all major investment banks in London. Following the LBT, I was invited by several banks to engage in their application procedures which eventually resulted in a few job offers.”

Did your MSc or RSM in general play a role in finding this job?

“In addition to general job orientation within the financial industry through my network and in-house events, the diversity of RSM’s MSc Finance & Investments programme definitely assisted me to get a more in-depth view on the different practice areas within finance.” 

Could you explain what your main tasks are at your current job and what tasks do you like the most?

As an analyst I’m mostly involved in performing business and industry analyses to support clients in making decisions regarding mergers and acquisitions. Considering their analytical nature, I’m most fond of building financial valuation models.”

Based on your experiences as a new employee on the job market, what kind of advice would you give to students starting their bachelor or MSc now?

University performance indisputably matters to get the job. But when your career kicks off, you and your peers start in the same league. At this stage it’s life experience that differentiates you from others. I encourage students to take the opportunity to enrich your studies by participating in board activities at study and student societies, exchanges abroad, internships and the like.”