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About Vietnam Finance Society

Empowering Vietnamese Professionals

Our Mission

Vietnam Finance Society (VFS) is a member-run nonprofit organization committed to building a strong community of Vietnamese finance professionals.

VFS' main objectives are:

  • To provide forums for the exchange of information and promotion of thought leadership with respect to the finance industries; and 
  • To provide mentorship programs, leadership development and continuing education for the younger generation of Vietnamese to maximize their opportunities for success in the finance profession.


About VFS

VFS Fellowship Program – Summer 2019

Vietnam Finance Society is proud to support Vietnamese students who are coming to New York City for their internships this summer through our VFS Fellowship Program. As experienced professionals in the industry, we understand the challenges students may face when transitioning into a full-time work environment. This will be an exciting opportunity for students to build a close-knit and supportive network in New York City during their internships.

Program Summary

  • The 2019 VFS Fellowship Program works with college students of Vietnamese descent to help them succeed during their summer finance internships and beyond. The program will provide mentorship, educational events, as well as networking opportunities with senior leaders and high-achieving peers in the industry.

Program Components

  • From June 2019 to August 2019, fellows will participate in a series of professional development workshops and breakfast events to broaden their knowledge on the finance industry and strengthen the skills needed to succeed and beyond.
    • Professional development workshops on internship best practices, navigating corporate environment, career planning, and communications and negotiation skills
    • Discussion with senior executives on industry landscape, trends, and market developments
  • As part of the program, fellows will be matched with mentors who are professionals in finance, based on the industry of the fellow’s internship as well as their preferences. Mentors will share their experiences and provide ongoing advice.
    • Participating mentors and speakers from Lazard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, WCAS, Barclays, PwC, MAEVA, Macquarie, and Goldman Sachs, among others
  • Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in social events with their fellowship class, the VFS team and other professionals in New York City.

Fellowship Program Eligibility

  • VFS Fellowship Program is open to all college students of Vietnamese descent with summer internships secured in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Asset Management and related fields in New York City.

Fellowship Program Application

  • Deadline: Applications are due on May 19, 2019, followed by a phone interview. Candidates will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
  • A copy of the program details can be found here.
Fellowship Program