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Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program

Fast-paced, competitive, financially and intellectually rewarding - all describe a Wall Street career. Rutgers University undergraduates benefit enormously from the school’s proximity and ties to Wall Street whether it be via internships, networking opportunities, or frequent on-campus alumni presentations. Landing a job on the Street, however, requires intense focus from the early days of undergraduate life, as recruiting for the bulk of highly coveted summer internships begins in the spring of sophomore year and ends in the fall of junior year.

The Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program is designed to boost the interview and technical skills of a select group of approximately 50 sophomores who demonstrate strong interest in and knowledge of the financial markets. Participation in the program requires completion of four Wall Street seminars offered in the fall semester that focus on the initial steps necessary to prepare for the interview process, as well as a three-credit Road to Wall Street Financial Modeling and Market Analytics course taught in the spring term.  Participants are also paired with an alumni mentor currently working on Wall Street who will provide invaluable guidance and networking contacts for the duration of the program.  

Following the establishment of the program 4 years ago, there has been substantial growth in the number of junior internship placements for Rutgers undergraduates. Rutgers New Brunswick and Newark undergraduate students with an interest in the financial markets and Wall Street careers are encouraged to apply for this exciting program.  Application details and program requirements are below.

Contact kevin.cuskley@rutgers.edu for more information. 

Road to Wall Street Program Highlights

  • Road to Wall Street Financial Modeling and Market Analytics Course
    • A mandatory three-credit course taught in the spring term designed to provide the technical and market knowledge required for various roles on Wall Street. Topics for the course include financial statement analysis, equity research analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, and Excel shortcuts for financial modeling. The course also requires completion of a comprehensive equity research report that is presented to the class at the end of the term.  
  • Alumni Mentor Match
    • Alumni mentors provide instruction and contacts necessary to help students maximize their job search efforts. Mentors range from Associates to Managing Directors. Rutgers alumni provide a critical resource for Road to Wall Street participants and are often involved with the candidate selection process at RU for their respective firms.
  • The Wall Street Seminars
    • Four pre-course seminars focus on the initial steps necessary to prepare for the interview process and include topics such as resume and “story” preparation, networking guidance, market knowledge, and an introduction to technical material covered in the Road to Wall Street Course in the spring semester.
  • One-on-One Counseling
    • Access to counseling with the Director of The Road Wall Street program provides individual support for job selection, networking, and general interview preparation.  

Application Details - September 25 Deadline - Rising Sophomores Only

  • Sunday, October 8: Notification of acceptance for interview
  • Saturday, October 14: Interview date – alumni mentors conduct the interviews
  • Friday, October 20: Notification of acceptance into the program
  • Friday, November 3: Fall Wall Street seminars begin: Friday afternoons, 3:00-5:00 PM

Program Application Requirements and Instructions: Apply Via Career Knight

  • Access Career Knight Job ID# 97501
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Rising sophomores only, due to the preparation timeline for junior year summer internship interviews in the early fall of each year.
  • A strong resume and cover letter articulating your interest in a Wall Street career with reference to one or two of your preferred roles (e.g., investment banking, sales & trading, equity research, asset management, finance, and operations).
  • A ranking of your preferences with respect to your preferred role submitted with your application on Rutgers Handshake (formerly CareerKnight).
  • All majors are welcome to apply.  

New Brunswick And Newark Students:

  • Register through CareerKnight: Job ID# 97501
  • Deadline: September 25, 2017
  • Students must submit a one-page resume, one-page cover letter, and completed industry division preference ranking sheet (to be provided through Handshake) to the appropriate Handshake Job ID.

Newark Students:

Please click here for your program information 

The Application Deadline is September 25, 2017