Washington College to Wall Street
Washington College to Wall Street Program Overview
The Washington College to Wall Street Program introduces talented and committed students to our strong network of alumni, parents and friends working in financial services. The program helps identify and create new internship opportunities and assists students who want to pursue careers in business or the financial sector.
1. The Center for Career Development and faculty work together to identify students to participate, with an emphasis on matriculating juniors. We aim to have 15 students in the program each year.
2. These students will be trained on campus to succeed in financial services internships and jobs.
3. Selected students will travel to New York each fall semester for a two day trip, meeting with key Wall Street alumni, parents and recruiters.
4. Students will then apply to internships for the summer after their junior year.
5. Over time, we would like to add key curricular components including dedicated courses, for-credit internships and research options for faculty.
About the Program
The first component entails regular group meetings to help students improve their resumes and application materials. Dr. Austin Lobo, Chair of the Math & Computer Science Department, has been an influential partner and mentor to Wall St. students. As part of these meetings, students will have the opportunity to complete the specialized Training the Street financial workshop.
During the second phase, students visit Wall Street in New York City. Here, the Wall Street team of staff and faculty introduce students to alumni working in the financial market and visit key financial institutions operating on or near Wall Street. The program concludes with students applying to, and accepting, internships offered from finance or other business firms.
92% of Washington College to Wall St. participants have secured an internship in financial services, banking, law, or related business sectors.
Alumni, parent, and other partners include:
- Nick Mikhalevsky ’04
- Joe Koskuba ’94
- Joe Coveney ’09
- Zung Nguyen ’77
- Carl Nordberg ’98
- John Semrai ’00
- Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00
- John Harty ’92
- Sulolit Muhkerjee ’00
- Rakesh Shankar ’00
- Don Chapman (parent)
- Richard Bookbinder (parent)
Corporate Site Visits in NYC
- Bank of America
- Morgan Stanley
- Standard & Poors
- Dow Jones
- Markit North America
- New York Stock Exchange