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College Fast Track to Finance Application Process 

Forté's College Fast Track to Finance Conference is an elite one-day program for 100 undergrad women leaders interested in exploring careers in finance. Students must complete our two-step application process to be considered.

Please note, students can apply to only one of these conferences in a single semester — College Fast Track to Finance or College to Business Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements

The Forté College Fast Track to Finance Conference will bring together undergraduate women with diverse academic backgrounds including STEM, economics, liberal arts, finance, and communications majors. This is a great opportunity for sophomore and junior women interested in exploring career opportunities in finance, networking with business leaders and schools, and building their resume.

Applications from seniors or graduate students will not be accepted. To be considered, applicants must have a strong undergraduate academic record as well as proven leadership experience reflected in their resumes.


There is no application fee for this event, a benefit provided by our generous partners.

All admitted students will pay $50 to reserve their seat at the conference.

Admitted students from Forté Rising Stars partner schools, or demonstrating financial need, are eligible for a deposit refund and travel stipend after attending the conference in full. For more information, please see the Conference FAQs.

Hotel Information

  • Hotel:
    Fairfield New York Manhattan/Financial District
    161 Front Street, New York, NY 10038
  • Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Rate: $129 plus tax per night
  • Booking: Visit the hotel website
  • Booking Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020 or when block is full

Application Process

Spring 2020 applications are now closed.

We have a limited number of seats for this event, so your application will be an important component of selection. The selection committee will review all complete applications and may follow up with a phone call or email if there are outstanding questions.

Step One: Application Form

As part of your application, you will be asked to reflect on the questions below in fewer than 250 words to demonstrate your interest in attending this conference. You may want to draft your response in advance.

How will attending the Forté College Fast Track to Finance Conference impact your college career? What do you hope to learn from the conference? Please include how this event will support your exploration of a career in finance.

Step Two: Resume Upload

Once you complete both steps, your application and resume will be sent to the selection committee for review. You will be notified with a decision (admit, waitlist, decline) via email from the Forté College Team as soon as possible. Generally, you will hear from us within two weeks of the application deadline or sooner.  

If your application is accepted, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your seat by submitting a $50 deposit. Admitted students from Forté Rising Stars partner schools or demonstrating financial need are eligible for a deposit refund after attending the conference in full.


Do you have questions about the Forté College Fast Track to Finance Conference? Check the Forté College Conference FAQs. If your question isn't answered there, email us.

Travel Stipend

A travel stipend (up to $300) is available for eligible attendees to offset travel costs associated with the conference. The travel stipend is reimbursed to qualified attendees after they attend the event in its entirety. Learn more about the travel stipend.