Sophomore Finance Fellows

Fellows program applications for coursework beginning fall 2019 will be open from Nov. 26 through midnight, Feb. 18. The deadline for Accounting Teaching Scholars and the Lemma Senbet Fund is Feb. 12. Go to program page for application link.

2017-2018  Sophomore Finance Fellows cohort

Do you want:

  • A career on Wall Street, including: investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, sales and trading, asset management and private banking?
  • Improve your knowledge and employment opportunities in finance, and investment banking in particular?
  • Attend the Annual Finance Fellows Networking Night for one-on-one networking with dozens of industry professionals and potential mentors?
  • The goal of this program is to assist you in your internship search and give you effective skills to succeed in interviews and compete for these positions.

Watch sophomore finance fellow testimonial.

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

CURRICULUM: ONE-YEAR PROGRAM

  • Pre-requisite courses: BMGT230 or 231, BMGT220, and BMGT221 (may take BMGT221 fall of sophomore year concurrently with BMGT340F if not already completed)
  • BMGT340F (Business Finance) — Fall of sophomore year
  • BMGT341F (Financial Markets) — Spring of sophomore year

CAREER CONNECTION

Examples of companies where Sophomore Finance fellows have interned or received full-time offers:

  • UBS
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Department of Treasury
  • General Electric
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Exelon Corporation

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Rising sophomores — freshman status at the time of application.
  • BMGT230 and BMGT220 completed or in progress at the time of application.
  • Finance majors.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, 3.5 GPA preferred.

APPLY

Applications for Sophomore Finance fellows for 2019-20 are due February 18, 2019, at  11:59 p.m.

  • Online application form.
  • Cover letter: Should be addressed to the faculty champion for this program and explain: 1) WHY you want to be involved in this fellows program; 2) WHAT will YOU add to the program; 3) HOW will it fit your academic/career plans. Limit 1-2 pages, PDF only.
  • Resume.

Note: Cover letter and resume must be submitted in PDF format.

Questions? Read our Fellows FAQs or contact smithfellows@rhsmith.umd.edu.