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Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program 2015

Rutgers New Brunswick and Newark undergraduate students of all majors are invited to apply for an exciting and valuable mentoring program designed to explore and demystify the many career opportunities within Wall Street and the financial services industry.

Program Components | Eligibility Requirements and Instructions to Apply | Important Dates

Program Components:

  • Competitive interviews and selections will be conducted by alumni mentors who are industry professionals representing various Wall Street employment divisions.
  • Once selected, students are matched with a Wall Street mentor who will provide coaching and valuable insight into how to compete for internships and/or possible future employment opportunities.
  • Accepted students will benefit from the required Wall Street Intensive Training Seminar in which they will learn about Wall Street topics including Wall Street division dynamics, culture, career exploration, and the mentor/mentee relationship.
  • Cohort students will attend a signature event site visit to a financial services firm to gain exposure to “a day in the life” of a Wall Street professional. This visit exposes participants to Wall Street professionals who are onsite and accessible for networking.
  • The culminating Fall Networking Event provides students the opportunity to utilize and practice gathered skills and knowledge and network with a variety of alumni representing diverse Wall Street firms and divisions.
  • Participation in this one-time opportunity can lead to long-term career impact, expanded resources, and networking contacts.

Eligibility Requirements and Instructions to Apply:

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Open to first year (2018), sophomore (2017), and junior (2016) students
  • A strong resume and one-page cover letter articulating your interest in a Wall Street career
  • A ranking of your preferences with respect to employment divisions submitted with your application on CareerKnight (to be provided through CareerKnight)
  • All majors, including those outside of the Rutgers Business School, are encouraged to apply
  • If you are interested in exploring multiple divisions of Wall Street, we encourage you to apply to each division of interest in CareerKnight.

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 (11:59 pm).

New Brunswick Students:

Apply for the program through CareerKnight by division of interest. Use the job IDs below in CareerKnight (full CK application instructions here):

  • Investment Banking / Investment Research: #49588
  • Sales & Trading: #50137
  • Asset Management: #50138
  • Finance Operations Legal, Risk and HR: #50139
  • Information Technology: #50140

Newark Students:

Register through RaiderNet

Important Dates:

  • January 15,  2015: Resumes Submissions begin via CareerKnight.  Apply to your division(s) of interests (include a completed Rankings Preference Form with each divisional application).
  • February 13, 2015 (11:59 pm): Deadline to apply for the program
  • February 20, 2015: Mentor-selected students are invited to select interview times for the interview date on Saturday, March 7
  • February 24, 2015: Interview sign-ups begin
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015: Mentor interviews take place
  • By March 31, 2015: Notifications of mentor matches are distributed

Student Testimonials:

“The Road to Wall Street Program impacted my future career plans in an incredible way. Through the access to networking events, employer site visits, and other career development events, I formed a concrete idea of the steps I needed to take to achieve my future goals. One of the most beneficial aspects for me was the mentor relationship formed when I began the program. My relationship with my mentor allowed me to fully differentiate between the various career path options and lessened my uncertainty about how to get there. My mentor has been a source for advice on all things career-related. This relationship is more valuable because it can be sustained long after the length of the program. Overall, this program has been extremely helpful in developing professional skills and obtaining crucial knowledge for starting a career on Wall Street.”

Nicole Imbriaco
Finance/Business Analytics & Information Technology, Class of 2016

“The Road to Wall Street Program provided unique insight into the various paths within Wall Street and how to best prepare for the competitive road ahead.  The program offered me exclusive access to top firm informational interviews, alumni networking, and coveted professional contacts.

My mentor provided greater clarity concerning various career areas and professional advice in choosing the “right fit.” His instructional guidance on how to differentiate myself amongst the competition and interview preparation proved highly successful.  Overall, the program was instrumental in refining my career goals and creating a stronger personal brand.  I highly recommend The Road to Wall Street Program to any student interested in the competitive world of Wall Street.”

Dalia de Leon
Finance, Class of 2015

“The Road to Wall Street program is a perfect stepping stone for any student interested in a career on Wall Street. The program offers many different opportunities to students not typically available, such as access to top alumni and site visits to some of the largest banks in the world. I believe the most beneficial part of the Road to Wall Street program is the mentoring you receive from alumni. Mentors can be an excellent resource to help students figure out what they want to do with their careers and how to achieve success.”

Eric Lang
Finance, Class of 2014

Check out Road to Wall Street as featured in Rutgers Today!

For additional information, please contact University Career Services at wallstreetcareers@echo.rutgers.edu (New Brunswick students) or askcdc@newark.rutgers.edu (Newark students).