Switch

A new kind of design competition where students compete to get an exclusive opportunity to have recruiters pitch their companies to them.

FinTech

Have an interest in Finance or Technology? 

FinTech Switch is a new kind of design competition focused on the financial technology industry with two opportunities to show off skills to recruiters.

Wednesday, March 31

FinTech Switch Meetup
Virtual (invite-only)
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Public Voting:

March 8-19, 2021

For Student Competitors For FinTech Employers

Industry on the Rise

Technology has changed everything, and emerging industries like FinTech (financial technology) have skyrocketed. 🚀

Show off your skills

In this 7-week competition, you’ll work either independently or build a team to design ways to solve a challenge the FinTech industry is facing. 

During the competition, show off your skills to recruiters and industry experts and unlock your spot at an exclusive meetup. Conduct research, develop ideas and refine your solutions with feedback from Switch Coaches, a group of industry experts made of employers, alumni, faculty + venture coaches from UB Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

Feedback Week

**Mandatory

Schedule sessions with Switch Reactors during Feedback Week, starting on February 8-12, 2021. This is your opportunity to get feedback from real experts in the FinTech industry to improve your final proposal before submitting it for the Switch Coaches and the public to vote on.

Final proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2021.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVS

From Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 19, the voting will open to Switch Coaches and the public to vote on their favorites. Yes, we said voting is opened to the public. So, tap into your connections and have everyone you know to vote for you!

Switch Meetup

Participants will get an exclusive invitation to attend the virtual FinTech Switch Meetup on March 31, 2021. There, recruiters will compete to talk to you one-on-one about your final proposal, their company and the available opportunities they might have for you!

How It Works

Attend the exclusive Meetup on March 31

📬 Check your inbox for your exclusive invitation.

Note: Invitations will be sent out the week of March 22.

Your Switch Meetup Checklist

Before the meetup, here's your checklist to get ready to show off your best self.

Become a virtual event master using Remo

Here's a step-by-step video tutorial on using Remo to join the FinTech Switch Meetup event and setting up your profile on March 31.

Helpful Tips:

Use your profile as an opportunity to show employers who you are.

  • Headline - Write the challenge you solved.
  • Company Name - Add your team name.
  • Job Title - Explain your role in solving the challenge.
  • Profile Photo - Upload a professional looking photo of yourself.
  • LinkedIn Profile URL (Optional) - Get your profile reviewed.
How to Join a Remo Event As An Attendee | Sign-Up & Set-Up Your Profile in Remo video.

Video Length: 4:32 minutes

Contact Us

UB Career Design Center is committed to providing access for all people. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us at least two-weeks prior to the event to arrange reasonable accommodations.

Contact Career Design Center