Gaining recognition in the HOLT community

The HOLT Community is a unique way to bring a career in finance one step closer. The Community offers numerous opportunities for students and recent graduates to distinguish themselves through compelling online, video or essay submissions. The Academic Review Board has developed three levels of status to recognize our Community members’ achievements.

HOLT Champion


  • Potential opportunities to be interviewed with Credit Suisse HOLT and affiliates
  • Chance to be invited to ARB and HOLT expert debate
  • Personal career counseling and advice from Project Firefly
  • Personal references and recommendations from Project Firefly

How to earn it?

The badge can be earned by passing the HOLT Valuation Challenge Stage 2 or by being published on the site, typically between 3-5 times, depending on the quality of the submission and participation in the HOLT Valuation Challenge or other HOLT competitions. This decision is taken solely at the Academic Review Board's discretion.

Other factors the ARB will consider 

You can earn levels faster by being a highly active and committed member of the Project Firefly Community. Share insights, comments and create threads on our Community forum. Value your work and the work of others by constructively commenting, rating, sharing and liking other members published work, as well as your own.