We are a network
BRIKS was founded in 2011 by four entrepreneurial engineering students and has as mission to bring ambitious students and investors together in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and contacts.
The club consists of two branches: BRIKS Leuven, a local branch based in Leuven run by students and BRIKS Alumni, an international branch run by professionals.
of ambitious students
BRIKS is actively looking for top students with exceptional academic or extracurricular track records. If you are looking for a challenge or an intellectually stimulating experience you’ll feel right at home.
By continuously helping and motivating each other, we make sure that we excel in what we do.
interested in finance
BRIKS Leuven offers opportunities to both experienced and novice students. We assemble every week to discuss the current portfolio, investment opportunities and asset allocation strategies.
In our opinion, performing real company valuations and pitching investment ideas to other BRIKS members during the weekly meetings is the best practice for a career in investment banking, private equity or sales & trading.
Investing and strategy go hand in hand in the industry. Consequently, we are proud to help our members who relish a career in consulting. Our alumni are eager to do mock interviews with you for either internships or starting positions. We have established a partnership with Bain & Company with whom we organize external events such as the Strategy Boot Camp. Moreover, our members get exposed to Bain with exclusive internal events such as trainings.
Although I was studying law at the time I joined BRIKS, I already knew I wanted to focus my career on finance. BRIKS helped me to change track and last year I got into HEC Paris, where I am currently studying a master in finance. This master is ranked no. 1 by the financial times. The BRIKS members encouraged me to build up financial skills from scratch, prepare better and finally deliver more. On the day of the interview last year, I even received a crucial update from two BRIKS alumni, studying at HEC, about the calling off of the Pfizer/Allergan merger I would talk about, which led to securing the admission.
As I am a finance student, the most important for me is that in BRIKS, you’re constantly surrounded with people that inspire you to step up your game. For me, this is the best motivation you can get. I became more ambitious and therefore now work harder to achieve my goals. BRIKS is and will be also a big part in achieving those goals. The experience and knowledge of the alumni team will help you to get you in the right spot with the right preparation to cease the opportunity.
BRIKS had a tremendous impact on me as a person. I met super bright and resourceful people with whom I spent unforgettable moments and had exciting discussions. The club also provided me a tangible edge during my job search as members really took the time to review my application material and offered me precious tips and tricks to go serenely through recruitment processes. For all those reasons, I strongly encourage financially savvy students to get involved and shape their own BRIKS.
Dieter De Ridder
Joining BRIKS was one of the best decisions I made during my time as a student. Not only did it foster my interest in investing and corporate finance by constantly being challenged by other driven and interested students, it also created friendships which I can rely on up to this day. Both my peers and the alumni network helped me extensively in pursuing a career in finance, all while having a lot of fun at the same time.
Even after your university studies, you can rely on the strengths and values of BRIKS. Our large Alumni network characterized by a close friendship and a high diversity of industry experiences helped me to prepare for my next career move. Although many of our Alumni members are working abroad, each of them was willing to use some of its free time to assist me in attaining my goal. Their industry insights are extremely valuable and definitely helped me to make the right career decisions.