Wall Street Fellows

COURSEWORK FOR WALL STREET FELLOWS BEGINS IN SPRING.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 COHORT ARE NOW CLOSED AND WILL REOPEN IN FALL, 2019.  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.

Wall Street Fellows Cohort

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. Students will learn how to compete for these positions, interview successfully, and excel in their internship.

Students are matched with an alum in the growing Smith School community on Wall Street. Students receive individual coaching preparing them to compete for a summer investment banking internship which will well-position them to secure a full-time position in the industry upon graduation.

Julie Pavlovsky is the faculty champion for this program.

Watch a video testimonial from a fellows program student. 

Curriculum: One-year Program

Fall 2018–Spring 2019 Cohort

  • BMGT313: Financial Statement Analysis
  • BMGT398W: One-credit course focusing on the investment industry, including industry speakers and interview prep.
    To be taken spring semester of sophomore year
  • BMGT342F: Wall Street Finance, a case-based course focusing on the skills needed on Wall Street.
    To be taken fall semester of junior year

Co-curricular Activities

  • Career workshops, Wall Street prep course subsidy, Wall Street commercial careers course.
  • Trip to New York City to visit investment banks and network with alumni.
  • Networking with an assigned Smith alumni industry mentor.
  • Compete for a summer internship in the investment banking industry.

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.

Career Connection

Examples of companies where Wall Street Fellows have interned or received full-time offers:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • JP Morgan
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Citigroup

Eligibility Requirements

  • Finance majors — you may apply if you are in the process of applying to Smith as an internal transfer student, but fellows program admission is contingent upon admission to the Smith School, College Park.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, 3.5 GPA preferred.
  • Sophomores (rising juniors).
  • The student must be available for a summer internship in the summer between their junior and senior year — the goal of the program is to assist you in your internship search.


Please note that Wall Street Fellows follows a separate application timeline from other fellows programs. Coursework for Wall Street Fellows begins in spring. Applications for the 2019 cohort are now closed and will reopen in fall, 2019.

  • Online application form
  • Cover letter: Explain why you want to be a part of this program, what you can bring to the program, and what you hope to gain from participating. Address your cover letter to the faculty champion for this fellows program.
  • Resume

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

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