How-to: Company Pages
How to: Discovery
How-to: Portfolio Holdings
How to: Activity
How to: Leaderboard
How to: Performance
How to: Challenges
How to Trade
How to: use EquitySim to improve your recruitment potential
Fixing Account Errors
My Trade is not being processed
An investment in my portfolio is showing up as $0
Stock splits, mergers + acquisitions
I can't find a specific investment
I can't sign-up
My credit card is being declined
Showcasing your work on EquitySim
Designing a stand-out resume
Preparing for the S+T interview
STAR Structure for Behavioural Interview Questions
Interview Prep: Tell me about yourself
Interview Prep: Pitch me an Investment Idea
Interview Practice - Partner Exercise
Interview Prep: What to wear
2021 Credit-Suisse Investment Challenge
Case Study: 2019 Credit-Suisse Results
What is a Stock?
How to Choose a Stock
Active Trading vs Portfolio Management
How to start testing multiple strategies
What is an ETF?
How to Choose ETFs
What is short selling?
What is a Bond?
What is an Option?
What is Portfolio Management Strategy?
What is Diversification?
What is the Diversification Score?
How to Build a Basic ETF Portfolio
What are asset-classes?
What is Industry Exposure?
What is Geopolitical Exposure?
How to read impact on diversification
What is Volatility?
What is Return?
What is Sharpe Ratio?
How to Improve Sharpe Ratio
How do I measure risk?
What are average excess returns?
What is a good Sharpe Ratio?
Host your own EquitySim Challenge
Can users share an account?
How do I export classroom data?
How do I delete, archive and edit my class?
Challenge Setting Types
How does EquitySim compare to other simulations?
What are Trading Strategies?
What are some basic Financial Vocabulary?
Recording your Strategies and Rationales
What is EquitySim?
Can I undo a trade?
How are prices determined in the simulation?
Why didn't my trade execute immediately?
How do I exchange currency?
Why isn't my ranking showing up?
What are Public Portfolios?
How do I switch between portfolios?
How am I Graded?
Does EquitySim have sample assignments for my curriculum?
How are Options priced in the simulation?
How do I find my daily portfolio change?
How do the Portfolio Emails Work?
Is my data confidential?
How do I delete my account?
How our simulations reflect the real-world
What can I trade on EquitySim?
What is a good rationale?
How to set-up your team
What are the different order types?
Which government bonds can I trade?
Updated by Justin Ling
Tell me about yourself structure
Here are some of the points you should cover in the tell me about yourself interview question:
Brief introduction about yourself
example: Hello, my name is [name], I was born and raised in [city, country], I study [major + minor] at [college / university name].
Why am I interested in this Position?
Showcase that you understand the role well, and communicate what about the role makes you genuinely interested in applying.
What experiences qualify me for the position?
Talk about 1-2 experiences that show you might be a good hire for this position. Explain why.
Fun Facts / Personality
Highlight hobbies/passions and interests that make you unique. Remember they will hear many interviews, many that end up sounding the same. This is an opportunity to differentiate yourself.
Tips for a great answer
Keep this to 90 seconds max! It is easy to want to overload your interviewer with information, but this will just make it harder for them to absorb anything. Remember, this is just the introduction, you want them to hear something interesting and ask you more about it on their own.
Think about your pace, don’t speak too slow or too fast. You want it to feel like a normal conversation, not like you are giving a speech.
Make it a story
This isn’t you just reading off your resume, make a story with a flow that can be followed in conversation. Connect your parts together seamlessly.
Visualize don’t just memorize
A common pitfall is to try and memorize every single word, this will almost always mess you up more than it helps you. You will sound robotic, and unnatural, and if you miss one word it will throw you off.
Instead, visualize experiences and stories you want to tell, and then just explain them naturally to someone with no knowledge of these events. When you speak about the stories use your own words at the moment, the more you practice this method the more polished you will be during the actual interview.