Insider News: 2016 Wall St Program

October 19, 20, and 21 in New York, NY

Edition 1, May 2016

What is the Wall Street program?

It's a rare opportunity learn about the banking industry through on-site visits and listening to W&M alumni speak first-hand about their experiences. You'll participate in career panel discussions, take part in simulations, perhaps visit a trading floor. More importantly, you'll gain networking connections and meet people in various roles, from an Analyst to a Managing Director to an Executive Vice-President. The 3-day program will take place in New York, NY.

Who will we visit?

We're working on the schedule, but companies who've confirmed so far include JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs. As more organizations confirm, we'll let you know.

Why in October?

The 3-day program will take place on October 19, 20, and 21, 2016. While it is in the middle of the fall semester, it's worth the investment of your time and resources. Going in October gives participants a competitive edge when applying for 2017 summer internships, which, ultimately, can lead to a full-time offer. If you are selected and decide to attend, make sure to obtain permission from your professor(s) to miss any class(es).

Who can apply?

Juniors who intend to earn a Bachelor's degree and graduate in January or May of 2018. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, and ALL MAJORS are invited to submit an application.

When can I start applying?

Applications will officially be available on August 8th, with a priority deadline of September 7th. If you have subscribed to this newsletter, you will receive advanced application instructions on August 5th.

Program Fee and Other Costs

The $500 program fee covers:

  • Two nights lodging (October 19 & 20) in the Renaissance Hotel on Times Square. All participants will be required to share a double room with 2 to a room.
  • Individual MetroCard for travel on the NYC subway system

You will be responsible for:

  • Transportation costs to and from W&M and New York City
  • Some meals. Our hosts will provide most of the meals, but expect to pay for a few out of your own pocket.

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

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Save your Dollars and Cents

With the $500 program fee, paying for your transportation costs, and other miscellaneous items, start budgeting for it now in the event you are selected. Plan on spending anywhere between $700 - $1100, give or take.

Estimated Transportation Costs --
  • By plane: Using Expedia, round trip from Richmond to LaGuardia = $450
  • By train: Amtrak, round trip from Williamsburg to Penn Station (NYC) = $185
  • By bus: Greyhound, round trip from Williamsburg to New York = $90

These estimates do not include taxes or other fees.

Dressing the Part

If you don't have a good suit, now is the time to get one, or even two! Make sure it fits you properly, so taking it to a tailor or visiting a seamstress may be in order.


Highlights for the June Newsletter

  • Update on companies who have confirmed
  • Detailed information on the application process

Know anyone else who'd be interested in the Wall Street Program?

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Questions? Contact Virginia Damron -- the Assistant Director for Business Careers, Accounting and Finance -- at