Insider News: 2017 Wall St Program

October 15 - 18 in NYC

September 8, 2017

You've Been Accepted to the 2017 Wall Street Program... Now What?

First, CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance into this very competitive program! Not only will this opportunity provide you with incredible networking opportunities, you will also receive a first-hand look at what life is like in the Finance Industry. To best prepare for the experience (and to be prepared for questions and conversations that you will have), we wanted to put together this list of pro-tips for you to help prepare:


  • Read the Wall Street Journal (now and while on the trip) -- If you do not have a subscription, find the paper and start reading it through. Several of the industry professionals have asked questions about current finance events in the WSJ. (Remember, if you don't have a print subscription, sign up for the App!)
  • Do your background research on each of the firms we will be visiting -- do you know about Aladdin? If not, BlackRock employees may be disappointed in you!
  • Be sure you have a VALID, state-issued ID. Although we will send a list of all of our students for pre-screening, you will need to have your ID ready at every site we visit. If you do not have your ID, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • Invest in some COMFORTABLE, professional shoes! We will be doing several miles of walking on this trip, often at a very brisk pace. If you do not have comfortable shoes, you will wish you did!
  • Connect with Faculty Members early to let them know that you have been accepted in this program, and make any accommodations for coursework that you may miss. This program is intentionally scheduled during Fall Break, however, faculty members have authority over their academic policy, and you will be required to be at every visit (including the 2 visits on Wednesday). Fall break is Saturday, October 14 - Tuesday, October 17.

Mark your Calendar! Program Fee Deadlines

September XX: First Payment Due

October XX: Final Payment Due


If you cannot afford the program fee, the Career Center may be able to help! Please ask Sean Schofield by e-mailing smschofield@wm.edu for more information about Travel Funding.

FINANCE RECRUITING NEWS

News from Goldman Sachs: Our 2018 Summer & Full-Time Analyst applications open TODAY. We extend offers on a rolling basis, so early submission is encouraged. Learn more: http://click.gs.com/vcwa


Upcoming JP Morgan Deadlines:

  • Winning Women Commercial Banking (In Dallas, TX): Apply HERE by August 15
  • Commercial Banking Launching Leaders (Chicago, IL): Apply HERE by August 15


Barclays' Summer Internship Opportunities for 2018: https://joinus.barclays/americas/internships/


M&T Bank annual Women's Leadership Symposium application deadline is August 25th. M&T will also be at William & Mary during the Fall On Campus Recruiting Season. See TribeCareers for detailed information.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch Summer Analyst Positions are OPEN. If you have any questions, or would like to connect with the recruiter for this position, please e-mail Sean Schofield directly at smschofield@wm.edu.


Deadlines for summer analyst programs are earlier than ever. You are strongly encouraged to apply early so you do not get left behind. Here are a few tips for a successful finance job and internship search:


  • Update your Tribe Careers account & upload a current copy of your resume.
  • Sign up for the Accounting/Finance newsletter through TribeCareers.
  • Sign up for the Finance Academy's listserv. If you are not on the listserv, email Rita Murphy at rita.murphy@mason.wm.edu. Any students with an interest in finance are welcomed to be a part of the listserv.

Register TODAY for Training the Street!

Training the Street is a two-part workshop on corporate valuation and financial modeling that helps prepare students for competitive finance internship and job interviews (http://trainingthestreet.com/). This valuable training is offered at many top banks and financial institutions; the Boehly Center in the Mason School of Business brings this training program to campus each semester, and thanks to the generous sponsorship of our benefactors, we are able to provide this program on campus at no cost to students.


We are happy to announce that we have been able to schedule a special session of TTS to take place right at the start of the Fall semester, before the campus Career Fair, Finance Academy’s From DoG Street to Wall Street event, the Career Center’s Wall Street Program, etc. The workshops will be held on Friday, September 1 from 2-6 pm, and Saturday, September 2 from 11 am to 3:30 pm. Students must be able to participate in both 4 hour seminars in order to register, so please check your schedule carefully before registering.


Participation is limited to 45 students, first come, first served.


The registration form can be accessed online at http://forms.wm.edu/32932. Contact the Boehly Center at Boehly.center@mason.wm.edu if you have any questions.

APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT: Writing Your Resume

A complete Wall Street application consists of three components: 1) an updated copy of your resume, 2) your answer to the essay question, and 3) listing one faculty reference. This spotlight features assistance on how to write a strong resume.


  • CHECK COHEN'S WEBSITE regarding resumes and job search strategies.
  • INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT: Career advisors are available to meet with you in person to critique your resume and provide feedback. Call (757-221-3231) or stop by the Cohen Career Center to schedule your appointment. Cohen is open M-F, 8-5, all year round.
  • QUICK ADVISING HOURS: No appointment needed! Simply drop by Cohen for a quick 15-minute review of your resume. See the Cohen Career Center Website for the current Quick-Advising Hours.

Know Anyone Else Who Would Be Interested in the Wall Street Program?

Have them contact Sean Schofield @ smschofield@wm.edu.