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Road to Wall Street Program

Fast-paced, competitive, financially and intellectually rewarding - all describe a Wall Street career.

Rutgers University undergraduates benefit enormously from the school’s proximity and ties to Wall Street whether it be via internships, networking opportunities, or frequent on-campus alumni presentations. Landing a job on the Street, however, requires intense focus from the early days of undergraduate life, as recruiting for most of the highly coveted summer internships begins in the winter of sophomore year and ends in the summer before junior year.

The Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program is designed to boost the industry knowledge and interview skills of a select group of approximately 55 sophomores who demonstrate a strong interest in and knowledge of the financial markets. Following the establishment of the program nine years ago, there has been substantial growth in the number of junior internship placements for Rutgers undergraduates. Rutgers New Brunswick and Newark undergraduate students with an interest in the financial markets and Wall Street careers are encouraged to apply for this outstanding program. Application details and program requirements are below.

Contact Ken Freeman with any questions or concerns.

Program Highlights

  • One-on-One Counseling: Access to counseling with the Director of the Road Wall Street program provides individual support for job selection, networking, and general interview preparation.
  • Summer Training and Preparation: Mandatory summer readings on attitude, mindset, and leadership, and online Excel preparatory course.
  • Fall Financial Modeling & Valuation Course: Cohort members will complete a mandatory three-credit Fall course designed to provide the technical and market knowledge required for various roles on Wall Street. Topics for the course include financial statement analysis, equity research analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, and Excel shortcuts for financial modeling. The course also requires completion of a comprehensive equity research report that is presented to the class at the end of the term.
  • Peer & Alumni Mentor Match: Alumni mentors provide instruction and contacts necessary to help students maximize their job search efforts. Mentors range from Associates to Managing Directors. Rutgers alumni provide a critical resource for Road to Wall Street participants and are often involved with the candidate selection process at RU for their respective firms. Peer mentors will be provided in the fall semester for introductory training and preparation for the alumni mentorship.


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    Application Details - Rising Sophomores Only

    Application Details

    The application must be submitted in addition to a resume before April 10th, 2020. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0 and all majors are encouraged to apply. We will only be accepting rising sophomores as junior-year summer internship interviews will take place in winter and spring of your sophomore year.

    Application Dates

    • Application Submission Portal Opens: March 25, 2020
    • Applications Due (Deadline): April 10, 2020, 11:59 PM
    • Student Selection for First Round Interview Notification: April 15, 2020
    • First Round Student Interviews: Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • Student Selection for Final Round Interview Notification: April 22, 2020
    • Final Round Student Interviews: Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • Student Notification of RTWS Program Acceptance: April 29, 2020
    • Financial Modeling Course (Required) – Fall Term 2020, Fridays, 8:40 to 11:40 AM

    Information Series

    (Links to join will be sent via the mailing list)

    • Friday, March 6th 1PM – 3PM in RBS 2071: Wall Street Careers
    • Friday, March 27th 12PM – 2PM via Webex: Sell-side Roles
    • Tuesday, March 31st 7PM – 9PM via Webex: Buy-side Roles
    • Friday, April 3rd 12PM – 2PM via Webex: Technical Workshop
    • Friday, April 10th 10AM – 12PM via Webex: Pre-Interview Workshop
    • Tuesday, April 14th 7PM – 9PM via Webex: Pre-Interview Workshop