Frequently Asked Questions | Sponsors

What is the afternoon Panel?

The panel is an opportunity for firms to discuss the different careers available in the trading industry. Representatives from sponsoring firms will have an opportunity to educate participants on different trading tracks, as well as discuss their firms’ structure and employment opportunities.

What opportunities will sponsor firms have to interact with competition participants?

Depending on sponsorship level, firms can create their own unique points of contact with participants. On Friday April 13th, sponsor firms will have the opportunity to send two representatives that are not campus recruiters to the Networking Reception hosted by IMC Financial Markets. In addition, each sponsor firm can send representatives to attend the competition. Firms who sponsor at the Silver level or above will have advanced access to the resume book and access to a table during a lunch networking session where they can interact with participants and display firm merchandise and marketing materials. Sponsors at all levels will have their logos displayed on all competition documents and will be able to include a company summary in the student competition packet.

How will sponsorship money be used?

The UChicago Midwest Trading Competition powered by Trading Technologies is a self-funded competition. We rely on sponsorship dollars to help us fund the competition. Sponsor firms’ contributions will go toward participant travel costs, hotel costs, room rental costs, catering, photography, marketing materials, and, most importantly, prize money. Last year, we offered over $15,000 in prize money and this helps attract top student talent to the competition.