Our recruitment Process

Joining Smart Woman Securities is an exciting opportunity to learn from peers and professionals in an inclusive community of passionate women. The University of Southern California Chapter of Smart Woman Securities recruits members at the beginning of each fall semester. Smart Woman Securities is open to women of all backgrounds, majors and academic years.

Our recruitment process begins with two information sessions, where our executive board will introduce what we offer and be available for any questions. It is highly recommended that you attend at least one of the two information sessions. In the week following our information sessions, we will have a social event, where you will have the opportunity to meet our executive board and other prospective members. The first two sessions of our Seminar Series will be open to all interested women. Our application will be due following the second seminar. Interviews will be held over the following weekend, and decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

If you have any questions about our process, please email usc.sws@gmail.com or contact us.

Becoming an SWS Associate

Upon completion of the Seminar Series, participants have the opportunity to be formally inducted as a Smart Woman Securities Associate. To become an SWS Associate, members are required to participate in the Seminar Series and complete the Investment Project at the conclusion of the series. Members will be allowed one excused and one unexcused absence for the Seminar Series. Excused absences must be submitted to the executive board via email at least 48 hours in advance. Investment Projects will be completed in randomly assigned teams and presented at the final seminar.

Recognition as an SWS Associate is contingent upon Seminar Series attendance and engagement, Investment Project performance and overall commitment to the Smart Woman Securities community.


Recruitment Timeline

Our new member application for 2019-2020 is now live and will be due Wednesday, Sept 25th at 11:59pm!

Important Dates:

Info Session #1: Tues, Sept 3rd at 8pm in BRI 8

Info Session #2: Tues, Sept 10th at 8pm in BRI 8

Recruitment Mixer: Mon, Sept 16th at 7:00pm at the Tuscany Apartments Rooftop

Seminar Series #1: Tues, Sept 17th at 8pm in BRI 8

Seminar Series #2: Tues, Sept 24th at 8pm in BRI 8

Application Due: Wed, Sept 25th at 11:59pm