Sophomore Finance Fellows

Apply to be a Sophomore Finance Fellow

“Being able to join a Fellows program as a sophomore is a marked advantage. The Sophomore Finance Fellows program truly resembled the intersection of theoretical classroom knowledge and real-world business acumen. Following markets, engaging in case-based discussion and contributing to a collective knowledge forum among your peers are just some of the great experiences I’ve had in this program,” said Adam Hostetter, a junior finance major recalling with appreciation his sophomore year in the program.

Sophomore Finance Fellows

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.

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