Late Start During Junior Year Student Interviews

Check out how these students were able to break into investment banking despite not starting their recruiting processes until junior year, when most top banks had finished recruiting already

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Selin (Berkeley)

Went From Being Intimidated and Having Self Doubt to Goldman Sachs TMT

Selin discovered IB during sophomore year, but wasn't sure if she was good enough to break into such a competitive field. Despite some help from the finance club members, she got rejected from all of her applications. Hear how joining WSMM helped her secure a sophomore summer internship from Deutsche Bank, followed by a junior summer internship from Goldman Sachs' TMT group.

Julien (Washington)

Only Student From His Non-Target School to Get an Offer From JPMorgan

Our student Julien came to us as a rising junior from a non-target school who was struggling with recruiting on his own. Despite having spent 80-100 hours studying for interviews on his own, he completely failed his first technical interview with RBC. Hear what he did to transform himself as a candidate and end up as the only person to get into JPMorgan for investment banking from his school.

Will (USC)

From Low-Income Student to Centerview, the Most Selective Bank on Wall Street

Our student Will comes from a low-income family, and had to take out loans and work part-time to go to USC. Despite WSMM being a major financial investment for him, he did what most in his position would be too scared to do and invested in himself. Within 4 months, he secured 3 job offers. He will be going to Centerview. Hear him talk about how it feels to change not only his own life, but also his family's.

Nathan (Berkeley)

Secured Elite Boutique Offer Without Using Any On-Campus Resources

Our student Nathan realized during sophomore summer that he needed more recruiting help. Originally, he thought he could just DIY, which led him to not join any business clubs on campus. After a lot of time surfing Google and WSO, he realized he couldn't find everything he needed and that recruiting felt like a black box. Hear how having a one-stop-shop with WSMM helped him secure an elite boutique offer.

Kyle (Duke)

3 Offers (2 BB’s and 1 MM) to Follow in His Dad’s Footsteps

Our student Kyle was a rising junior in college and the son of a long-time investment banker and private equity investor. Ever since he was young, he’s wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps and do investment banking. Hear him explain why he decided to get help from Wall Street Mastermind despite already having his dad in his corner, as well as how he ended up with three different offers from top tier investment banks to choose from.

Vincent (Temple)

Went From Being Homeless to Landing a BB Bank From a Non-Target School

Our student Vincent had such a tough time growing up that he was homeless at one point. To pay for college, he took out a massive amount of student loans, which really put the pressure on him to graduate with a high paying job. As a non-target student, the odds were stacked against him. But after sitting on the fence for almost a year, he finally joined WSMM and got the help he needed to secure a bulge bracket offer.

George (Harvard)

Late Pivot From Consulting to I-Banking and Still Landed Bulge Bracket Offer

Our student George originally wanted to get into consulting before switching to investment banking. With no relevant experience, he tried his best to recruit. Things were looking bleak… until he found Wall Street Mastermind in July. Fast forward two months, George has secured an offer from Barclays just a month into his junior year. Hear him talk about the difference between information and transformation.

Dylan (Chicago)

Got a Bulge Bracket Offer Despite a 3.4 GPA and Late Start

Our student Dylan recently received a bulge bracket summer internship offer despite completely missing the accelerated recruiting timeline and only having a 3.4 GPA. Hear Dylan talk about his investmetn banking recruiting process and how he was able to turn it around and get an amazing outcome in the end. He also gives his advice to those of you who are still recruiting for investment banking. Make sure you check this interview out!

Andrew (Colgate)

Got a Bulge Bracket Offer Despite Starting His Recruiting Process Very Late

Our student Andrew didn't decide to pursue IB until the end of sophomore year. By then, a lot of bulge bracket and elite boutique banks had been recruiting for months. He quickly joined Wall Street Mastermind to accelerate his interview preparation process, which made a huge difference as he got a first round interview immediately thereafter. After just a week of studying, he aced his interviews and secured a bulge bracket offer.

Michael (Vanderbilt)

Delayed Graduation and Got Into Investment Banking on His 2nd Try

Our student Michael was originally unsuccessful with recruiting due to his average GPA, semi-target school, and a complicated story. We helped him come up with a creative strategy to have a second shot at recruiting, and guided him through the application, networking, and interviewing process. Hear him talk about his roller-coaster recruiting process and how he ultimately was able to secure an offer from Jefferies.

Dominique (U of Houston)
Landed Top Oil & Gas Group as 1 of Just 3 From Her Non-Target School to Get IB

Our student Dominique joined WSMM at the beginning of junior year. Despite already being a part of another career mentoring program (SEO), she found WSMM's program to be much more helpful. Hear her talk about how she was able to become one of only three students from her non-target school to break into investment banking, and how she did it without the help of any friends or family in investment banking.

Jon (Lehigh)

Breaking Into Investment Banking From a Non-Target School

Our student Jon is actually Dean’s roommate and best friend, and he loved his experience with WSMM so much that he referred Dean to us and helped him get a job too! Hear Jon talk about his experience of trying to recruit from a non-target school on his own, and how he was able to come out on top in the end after joining Wall Street Mastermind. Definitely give this one a listen to hear his advice on navigating the investment banking recruiting process!

Daniel (Minnesota)

Passed on Working w/ WSMM Before Coming Back Just in Time to Win Offer

Our student Daniel first spoke to us early on during sophomore year, but wasn’t ready to commit to our program. About a year later, he came back to get our help after struggling to secure any offers on his own. Despite not having a lot of time, we helped him land an offer at one of the top niche-specific banks, where he beat out 200+ other candidates for the single opening. Hear him talk about his comeback story.

Steve (Dartmouth)

From Failing Multiple Superdays to Landing the Perfect Offer

Our student Steve came to us at the beginning of junior year, after having failed a couple of superday interviews on his own. He was referred to us by our student Bradley after seeing his success with recruiting. Despite coming to us quite late for help, hear Steve talk about how he was ultimately able to secure a middle market offer that ended up being a phenomenal fit with his background.

Grant (Georgia Tech)

From Non-Target, Late Start, and No Finance Internships to Middle Market IB

Our student Grant came to us during the summer before junior year, shortly after he discovered investment banking. He attended a non-target school, knew very little about banking, and had no finance internships under his belt. In just four months, he had landed a junior summer internship offer from a middle-market bank. Hear him talk about his process and getting an amazing outcome.

Dean (Lehigh)

Learned All of His Technicals in Just 1 Week to Land an Offer

Our student Dean was able to secure a summer analyst offer despite going to a non-target school and not having relevant finance experiences. What’s even more impressive is that he learned all of his technicals in just one week (yes, with our help). Hear Dean talk about how he was able to “bankify” his story and shorten his prep time to still be successful despite the accelerated recruiting timeline.

Zeb (NYU)

From 0 for 20 on Apps to 7 Interviews and Middle Market Offer

Our student Zeb attends NYU, but in the College of Arts and Sciences, which is a non-target, unlike Stern. Prior to joining WSMM, he had applied to ~20 firms and gotten zero interviews. After working with us, he got interviews from 7 different firms, before eventually accepting an offer from his top middle-market bank. Hear him talk about what enabled him to make such a huge turnaround!

Evan (Wharton)

Passed on WSMM at First, But Came Back 2 Months Later to Land MM Offers

Our student Evan found WSMM August of junior year, but felt confident that he'd recruit successfully on his own. After getting numerous 1st round interviews and not advancing to any superdays, he came back to WSMM 2 months later. In the end, we helped him get multiple offers from MM banks. Hear why he thinks starting WSMM earlier would have gotten him an even better outcome.

Jesse (Toronto)

Broke Into a Big 5 IB in Canada After Trying and Failing on His Own Twice

Our student Jesse initially tried recruiting for both sophomore and junior summer internships in Canada on his own. After failing both times, he delayed graduation and joined WSMM to maximize his last shot at recruiting. Through our training and mock interviews, he began networking and interviewing more effectively, ultimately landing one of the few investment banking roles available at one of Canada's Big 5 banks.

Rahul (Virginia McIntire)

From Small Regional Boutique Intern to 2 Top-Tier Middle Market Offers

Our student Rahul was caught off guard by the accelerated summer internship recruiting process but secured a small regional boutique offer. Not satisfied, he came to Wall Street Mastermind for help with the full-time recruiting process, which was going to be even harder given the few number of jobs available. Listen here for Rahul's advice and story on how he recruited for a better full-time investment banking offer.

Glen (Amherst)

From 0 Interviews in 50 Applications, to 6 Interviews and 2 Offers in 4 Months

Our student Glen came to Wall Street Mastermind during his sophomore summer, after submitting around 50 applications with no success. He was frustrated but didn't know what he was doing wrong, and wanted an outside perspective on what to fix. Hear how we supported him through the rest of the recruiting process, helping him land interviews with six firms, including three superdays and ultimately two offers.

Aayush (U of British Columbia)

Landed Offers (UK and Canada) Despite Being a Non-Target Philosophy Major

Our student Aayush is a philosophy major from a non-target school in Canada, where a lot fewer investment banking roles get filled each year. Despite not joining Wall Street Mastermind until the last month of his junior year, he was able to improve his interviewing skills so quickly that he was able to land a restructuring internship within a week of joining. He later secured investment banking offers in both the UK and Canada.

Joe (UC Irvine)

Became One of the Only Students to Break Into IB From His Non-Target School

Our student Joe joined WSMM as a junior from a non-target school. To make matters worse, he initially had no relevant internships or extracurricular activities on his resume. With our help, he delayed his graduation, started networking, and secured multiple relevant internships to build up his resume. Hear how he broke into a middle market bank from a school that sends no more than 2-3 students into Investment banking each year.

Victor (Florida State)

1 of 5 Students Out of 8,250+ in His Class to Get Into I-Banking

Our student Victor is one of the most committed clients we’ve ever had. He landed a junior summer internship even though he came from a non-target state school that only places 4-5 students into investment banking each year (out of 8,250+). And he did all of this without having a ton of relevant finance experience. Hear him talk about how he did this despite the odds being stacked against him, and how we helped him accomplish his dream.