Academic Trading and Investment Society

Your gateway to a career in finance 

One Step Ahead

Who we are

We are Austria’s largest student-run finance society whose members have truly made the leap into finance, helped shape our brand and built an invaluable networking platform.

Our mission is to accelerate the development of hard- and soft-skills of our members, combining theory with a hands-on approach and real-life work experience.

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Learn All About Our members

Meet Our Board of Directors

Patrick Pötzi

Head of Equity Research

2 Years with WUTIS

Patrick has finished his BSc in Business Administration at WU Vienna and is currently pursuing his MSc in Strategy, Innovation and Management Control. This upcoming summer he will start an internship at McKinsey. Most recently he worked at PwC's Deal Advisory in Restructuring & Refinancing (Business Recovery Services). Previously he has gained experience at Accenture in Financial Services Consulting and at Raiffeisen in the controlling department.

Oliver Gschwandtner

Vice President
Head of Strategy & Development

2 Years with WUTIS

Oliver has finished his BSc in International Business Administration at WU Vienna after five semesters. He gained work experience at KPMG in its Financial Risk Advisory Division and afterwards at Deutsche Bank in Equity Research. He is heading for a career in global investment banking and is gaining experience at Robert W. Baird and Evercore this upcoming spring.

Iryna Zginnyk

Vice President

2 Years with WUTIS

Iryna is currently doing her BSc in International Business Administration at WU Vienna. She has already gained work experience in the real estate industry. Starting in September, she will be doing internship in corporate finance / M&A field at the Clairfield International GmbH.

Benedikt Lucny

Vice President
Head of Equity Research

1.5 Years with WUTIS

Benedikt is currently doing his BSc in International Business Administration at WU Vienna. He has already gained international work experience as an intern at a unicorn as well as in the consulting industry and has a strong curiosity for entrepreneurship. He is currently working at an M&A advisory boutique in Vienna.

Valentin Horak

Head of Equity Research

1 Year with WUTIS

Valentin is currently pursuing his BSc in Business and Economics at WU Vienna. He has gained work experience in the areas of M&A, Corporate Finance, Wealth Management and Management Consulting. As of the start of this year, he is also working at one of our partners, St. Stephan Capital Partners, working on M&A and fintech projects.

Becoming a member

In three simple steps

We are happy to assist you in preparing for our highly selective recruiting process. 
Application windows open in September and February each year and last approximately 4 weeks.


learning about our society

Dig deeper into what makes our society unique and gain insights into our three divisions and our management team

Explore which division fits you and your interests best.


Applying for your division of choice

Express your interest in your preferred division and apply by submitting your CV and cover letter.

We will get back to you soon after our application windows closes.


Entering our fellowship Phase

(In case you survived our interview rounds)

Experience the steep and continuous learning curve as well as the work ethic of our societies’ members.

Life as a Full member

Learn from the best. 

Work on real-life cases and receive feedback from seasoned leaders.

Gain access to exclusive events with our corporate partners.

Leverage your work output created at WUTIS. 

Connect with a strong alumni network.

What former members say about us

Alumni Testimonials


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