What We’ve Done
Terry FinTech Society is one of the fastest-growing student organizations at the Terry College of Business, having grown from 29 members in our first year to 80 dues-paying members this year. Our members come from all undergraduate years. The Terry FinTech Society has 80 dues-paying members with 51 members pursuing business majors and 29 students pursuing majors in technical fields such as computer science, applied math, and data science.
Terry FinTech Society provides education in topics across financial services, blockchain technology, and financial technology through guest speaker meetings, group discussions, interview preparation, and case studies. We also implement our knowledge in FinTech and Blockchain through pursuing professional development opportunities such as internships, projects, hackathons, entrepreneurial ventures, and consulting engagements.
We would greatly appreciate additional funding to scale our efforts to become the leading student organization for financial technology and blockchain in the country. This funding can help with the costs of FinTech & Blockchain hackathons/conferences, increasing educational resources in FinTech topics for our members, professional development activities, and more.
Our society strives to be impactful in every domain.
A Terry FinTech Society team won 2nd place in the Blockchain Tech Challenge (sponsored by the NCR Corporation) at UGAHacks, a national-level hackathon.
A Terry FinTech Society member won 1st place at the Hackathon at the Atlanta Bitcoin Conference.
Our guest speakers have included the Former Head of Growth at Plaid, a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, an Executive Partner of Blockchain Technology at Gartner, and company representatives from Fiserv, NCR, FIS, and more.
We have hosted collaborative meetings with other student organizations such as Women in Technology, Google Developers Group, and UGA Kickstart Fund (student-run VC fund).
6 of our members have been featured in the podcast episodes of the Georgia FinTech Academy, interviewing business executives in the FinTech industry.
Our members have accepted internships/full-time roles at IBM, NCR, BlackRock, Equifax, Fiserv, Truist, JP Morgan Chase, Regions Bank, Cox, Bank of America, private wealth management firms, startups, etc.
Service is an important component of TFS. We have taught Athens-Clarke High School students financial literacy through a collaboration with the Future Business Leaders of America, provided homework help and extended learning activities to young children at the Thomas Lay Afterschool Program, raised over 93 cans for the local food bank in a service project, and written articles to educate the public about personal finance.
Women make up 30% of our executive team and we are building talent pipelines with other student organizations to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups in the world of FinTech.