Non-Business/Economics Student Interviews
Check out how these students were able to breaking into investment banking without majoring in anything related to business and/or economics
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Landed Every Elite Boutique and Bulge Bracket Offer He Applied For
Our student Bradley is a rising junior who has already secured offers from banks like Perella Weinberg, Citi, and Evercore after joining Wall Street Mastermind. As of this interview, he’s also been fast-tracked to superday interviews with Goldman Sachs (update: got the offer). Hear him talk about how he went from a bioengineering major who knew very little, to securing offers from every bank he’s applied to so far (100% offer rate).
From an Already Good Investment Banking Candidate to Being the Best
Our student Kelly studied at a target school and was actually pretty qualified for banking. Although he knew he could probably get into banking by himself, he didn’t want just any bank; he wanted to be at one of the top groups in a top bank. To do that, he knew the resources at school weren’t enough to help him stand out. Hear how WSMM helped him land offers from two of the top three technology investment banking groups on Wall Street.
From No Finance Experience to a PJT Partners Offer in Just 3.5 Months
Our student Jenn secured her junior summer offer from PJT Partners by April of sophomore year. Hear how she went from no finance experience and not knowing how to get her foot in the door, to getting her first relevant internship within one week of joining, then getting offers for sophomore summer internships with two global banks, followed by her junior summer internship offer at PJT Partners – all within just 3.5 months of joining WSMM.
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 do it himself, 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.
Came to WSMM After Failing On His Own and Then Ended Up at Lazard
Our student Matthew went to Harvard and had multiple relevant finance experiences on his resume. He considered joining WSMM freshman year but passed initially because he thought he could break into a top tier bank by himself. After failing the superdays for three different bulge bracket banks, he decided to join WSMM to learn a more effective and efficient way of preparing for interviews. Hear how he turned things around to secure an offer from Lazard.
Liberal Arts Background to Landing an Offer From a Top Bulge Bracket
Our student Chan was a liberal arts student who didn’t have much of a finance background. He thought he had a solid shot at breaking into investment banking, but joined WSMM sophomore year because he didn’t want to just break in -- he wanted to break into the best banks possible. Hear how he was able to do exactly that within just 4 months of joining the program, ultimately receiving an offer from one of the top groups at GS/MS/JPM.
Received 15 Interviews and Passed on His Citi Offer to Accept Bain Capital
Our student Jared started working with WSMM during his sophomore spring. His original approach of reading interview guides that he received from upperclassmen wasn't working for him, so he decided to get help. Hear him talk about how he was able to secure 15 different interviews, and why he ultimately chose a role at private equity firm Bain Capital over the bulge bracket Citi.
Went From a MM Summer Internship to an Elite Boutique Full Time Offer
Our student Jason didn't realize he wanted to do IB until the summer before junior year. After interviewing with 10-11 banks, he ended up getting just one MM offer for his junior summer internship. Not satisfied, he decided to enroll in WSMM to take his interviewing skills to the next level in preparation for full-time recruiting, ultimately securing an EB offer from just the second firm he interviewed with.
Advanced to 7 Superdays and Received 6 Offers Before Accepting BofA Offer
Our student Kevin comes from a liberal arts school and didn't have any friends or family who knew about finance. Hear him talk about the one email template we gave him that got him compliments from investment bankers and allowed him to network with multiple senior bankers. Also hear how he went through seven interviews within a 4-week period and got six offers before accepting Bank of America.
Nishant (Urbana Champaign)
Landed a BB Offer as an International, Non-Target Student w/o Much Experience
Our client Nishant is an international student from Dubai who secured his summer internship offer from a BB bank. As someone coming from a non-target school without much finance experience, hear Nishant discuss the importance of not being content with the status quo, why you can never have too much help, and how he stacked the odds in his favor to maximize his chances, and ultimately got the job.
Int'l Student Who Received Both Evercore NYC and Morgan Stanley HK Offers
Our student Bryant was an international student from Korea who became interested in banking after serving his military duty. Hear him explain why the help he got from WSMM was more useful than the advice he received from upperclassmen. We also discussed the difference in IB recruiting between the US and Asia, given he got offers from both Evercore NYC and Morgan Stanley Hong Kong
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 BB and EB banks had been recruiting for months. He quickly joined WSMM 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.
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.
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 go into 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 banks to choose from.
From Being Uncertain About IB to Landing an Offer From PJT Partners
Our student Allison wasn’t 100% sure about investment banking when she joined WSMM, which makes her pretty different from most of our other clients, but she joined anyway because she knew that even if she didn’t end up doing banking, she would learn invaluable life skills inside of WSMM. Hear about how she secured an offer from PJT Partners despite initially not knowing much about networking, behavioral or technical interviews.
Came In With Zero Background in Finance and Secured BofA Tokyo Offer
Our student Takashi is someone who didn't have any background, resources, or information in investment banking. Despite this, he leveraged Wall Street Mastermind's help to secure an investment banking offer from Bank of America in the Tokyo office. Hear him talk about the difference between recruiting in the US and Asia, and why Wall Street Mastermind's program can help you no matter which office you recruit for.
Breaking Into Investment Banking From Corporate Banking
Our student Edgar recently received an offer from an upper middle market investment bank despite missing the accelerated recruiting timeline during sophomore year, only having a 3.4 GPA, and eventually having to work in corporate banking for his summer internship first. Hear Edgar talk about his journey and how he was able to pull this off against the odds. Make sure you check this interview out to hear Edgar’s advice!
Aayush (U of British Columbia)
Landed Offers in UK and Canada Despite Being a Non-Target Philosphy 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.
Broke Into IB Without the Help of Any On-Campus Finance Feeder Clubs
Our student Noa is a liberal arts major at NYU who decided to switch from consulting to IB halfway through sophomore year. He was rejected by all the finance clubs on campus and realized he was unprepared but running out of time. Hear how Wall Street Mastermind gave him the support he needed so that he could compete with all the students from Stern who had a lot more resources at their disposal.
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 client Bradley after seeing how much better Bradley did during with recruiting. Despite coming to us quite late for help, hear Steve talk about how he was ultimately able to secure a MM offer that ended up being a phenomenal fit with his background.
Nathaniel (Notre Dame)
From No Finance Internship on His Resume to a Growth Equity Offer
Our student Nathaniel was a transfer student who didn't know about investment banking until late sophomore year. Knowing he was being the curve, he decided to get 1:1 help from Wall Street Mastermind. Within his first month, he immediately secured an internship at a small private equity firm to boost his resume. Hear how he eventually leveraged that to break into growth equity directly without doing investment banking first.
Secured an Offer During COVID-19 Despite English Being His Second Language
Our student Sam is an international student who had to learn English as his second language. Not only did it make it more difficult for him to connect with bankers during networking conversations, he also had to recruit in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear him talk about how was still able to secure an internship from the TMT group of a middle market bank despite having the odds stacked against him.
Broke Into Equity Research at Citi After Realizing IB Wasn’t For Her
Our student Claire originally thought she wanted to pursue investment banking, but after networking with various industry professionals and being mentored by an equity research analyst, she realized that her true interest was in equity research. Hear how she was able to apply what she learned in WSMM to land her dream equity research job at Citi. She also shares her advice on the difference between the investment banking and equity research recruiting process.
Went From 2 Interviews Out of 20+ Apps to Over 40 Interviews
Our student Zack came to us during April of sophomore year after seeing how much more success his friend Bradley was having with recruiting thanks to our help. He went from getting just 2 interviews out of his first 20+ applications before WSMM, to getting 40+ interviews after joining WSMM. Hear him talk about how he eventually ended up with three different offers for his junior summer internship.