Sophomore Wall Street Fellows

Sophomore Wall Street Finance Fellows is designed to improve education and employment opportunities for undergraduates interested in careers on Wall Street, including: investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, sales and trading, asset management and private banking.

The program will educate students about what they need to know to compete for these positions and succeed in interviews. This program will assist students who know early in their college careers that they are interested in finance, and investment banking in particular.

Dr. David Kass is the primary faculty champion for this program. Julie Pavlovsky is the secondary faculty champion for this program.

Curriculum: one-year program

  • BMGT340F (Business Finance) - Fall of sophomore year; may take pre-requisite course BMGT221 concurrently in Fall if not already completed
  • BMGT341F (previously BMGT498Gl Financial Markets) -  Spring of sophomore year

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Attend Finance Fellows events such as site visits and speaker series.
  • Compete for a summer internship in the finance field.
  • Attend limited number of additional investment banking speaker programs.
  • Priority consideration for trip to Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

Students are required to attend Finance Fellows Networking Night in the Fall plus two other co-curricular events as approved by the Finance Fellows team.

Fellows Eligibility

  • Rising sophomores (freshman status at time of application).
  • Finance majors.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, 3.5 GPA preferred.
  • Must be available for a summer internship as the goal of this program is to assist you in your internship search.

Application Process

Applications closed February 10, 2014 for participation in Fellows programs for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications will open January 5, 2015 for participation in Fellows for 2015-2016.

Questions? Contact Emily Doane Heavin (edoane@rhsmith.umd.edu).