Non-Target School Student Interviews

Check out how our non-target school students are able to outcompete students from better schools despite not having a lot of recruiting resources on campus

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Noah (Drexel)

From a Non-Target School to an Landing an Offer From Morgan Stanley

Our student Noah is from a non target school and came to Wall Street Mastermind in January of sophomore year. Prior to joining our program, he had big dreams of working for a top tier bulge bracket bank, but struggled with landing interviews so much that he considered doing PWM as a backup option. Hear him talk about how he overcame seemingly impossible odds to get an offer from a top group at Morgan Stanley.

Luke (Santa Clara)

Evercore Offer From a Non-Target That Only Sends Two Grads Into IB Each Year

Our student Luke received a junior summer internship offer from Evercore. He attends a non-target school where just two students graduate into investment banking each year. Hear him talk about how he was able to overcome this obstacle of coming from a non-target school to getting an interview from every bank he applied to, before eventually breaking into one of the top elite boutiques on Wall Street.

Rukhsar (Baruch College)

Low Income First Generation College Student Landed Multiple Top Tier Offers

Our student Rukhsar is a first generation college student from a low income family. She initially attended community college to save money but transferred to Baruch as early as she could just to recruit for IB. During COVID, her dad lost his job so she ended up working two jobs totaling 70 hours a week to help pay the bills. Despite all of these obstacles, she persevered and secured three top offers including UBS and Jefferies.

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.

Jason (Northeastern)

Passed on WSMM, Then Came Back and Got a PE Megafund From a Non-Target

Our student Jason is a non-target student who passed on WSMM initially, because he knew people who had gotten into banking on their own. After getting only two interviews and no offers from numerous applications, he came back and joined WSMM. He quickly started getting more interviews. Not only that, he achieved a rare feat - going from a non-target school directly to a private equity megafund.

Kevin (Tufts)

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.

Isabelle (John Hopkins)

From Non-Target School With No Finance Focus to Multiple Bulge Bracket Offers

Our student Isabelle attens a non-target school with very few students pursuing finance. Wanting to put herself in the right environment that could give her the necessary recruiting support, she picked WSMM over some bigger Chinese companies due to the level of 1:1 support we provided. In the end, she ended up getting three superdays and receiving all three offers, including two from bulge bracket banks.

Kevin (Florida A&M)

From Non-Target MBA Program to Multiple Bulge Bracket Offers

Our student Kevin had been dreaming of IB for 15 years before joining WSMM. In between, he tried entrepreneurship, worked in ministry, served in the Army, got a Masters in Finance, and worked at a state prison. Unable to break into IB, he decided to join WSMM during his MBA program at Florida A&M. Hear how he landed multiple bulge bracket offers with our help despite not having any prior finance work experience.

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.

Pavan (Case Western)

From Masters Candidate at a Non-Target School to a Guggenheim Offer

Our student Pavan studied at a small non-target school called Case Western. He realised that he wanted to get into banking towards the end of freshman year, but couldn’t get any interviews. During senior year, after realizing his own strategies weren’t working and that time was running out, he joined WSMM. Hear how he was able to secure an offer at an elite boutique despite his extremely late start with recruiting and being from a non-target school.

Jared (Brandeis)

Landed Jefferies by Networking With 350 Bankers Despite Having Few Alumni

Our student Jared is from a small non-target liberal arts school that has barely sent any alumni to Wall Street in recent years. Despite these odds, Jared learned how to network from Wall Street Mastermind and ended up speaking with 350 bankers during his recruiting process. Hear how he was able to get selected for interviews with 10 firms, move on to multiple superdays, and eventually secure an offer from Jefferies.

Armin (U of San Diego)

Bulge Bracket Offer From Non-Target With Virtually No Alumni in Banking

Our student Armin attends a non-target school that has only one alumnus working in banking. During his conversation with the alumnus, he was told that he was too late to recruiting and should target another career and try for investment banking again after getting an MBA. Rather than being discouraged, Armin got the help he needed from Wall Street Mastermind and ended up receiving three offers from bulge bracket and middle market banks.

Andrew (Colgate)

Bulge Bracket Offer Despite Starting Recruiting Late From a Non-Target

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 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.

Nishant (Urbana Champaign)

Bulge Bracket Offer as Non-Target, International Student

Our student Nishant is an international student from Dubai who secured his summer internship offer from a bulge bracket bank. As someone coming from a non-target school without a whole lot of 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.

Vivian (Maryland)

Landed a Sophomore Internship at Bank of America From a Non-Target School

Our student Vivian joined WSMM during her freshman summer, after struggling to formulate her behavioral answers and learn the technical concepts on her own. Coming from a non-target school, she knew that she had to get a head start if she wanted to break into investment banking. Hear her talk about what WSMM did to help her break into Bank of America's sophomore investment banking summer internship.

Megan (Brandeis)

From International Student at Non-Target Liberal Arts School to JPMorgan

Our student Megan is an international student who didn’t start learning English until 9th grade. Attending a small non-target liberal arts school, she had very few alumni on Wall Street to reach out to, and little to no relevant resources on campus. Despite all of these obstacles, hear her talk about how she was able to land superdays with both Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, before ultimately accepting an offer with the latter.

Aurora (Sheffield)

Landed a Bulge Bracket Offer Despite Being A Non-Target Student in The UK

Our student Aurora studied at a non-target school in the UK where there were only 5 past banker alumni. In the UK, the spring week is an important part of the investment banking recruiting process. After failing to land an offer for spring week on her own, she started to realize how much competition there was. Hear her discuss how WSMM helped her secure an offer at Deutsche Bank, as well as her advice on what to expect during the UK interview process.

Alex (RIT)

Landed a Job, Lost It Due to COVID-19, Then Got an Even Better Offer

Our student Alex originally came to us as a senior from a non-target after failing to secure an investment banking summer internship. We helped him go from a middle office internship to a full-time middle market private equity offer, which was an amazing outcome. However, his offer got rescinded when COVID-19 hit. Hear how Alex used WSMM to recruit for a second time, and this time around ended up with an even better full-time offer from Jefferies.

Mike (Bowdoin)

Got Jefferies Offer Despite Being Graduated, 3.2 GPA, and No Experience

Our student Mike joined WSMM in July after graduating from college. Despite being already graduated, only having a 3.2 GPA, and no relevant internship experiences on his resume, he went to work using the system WSMM taught him. After three months of an excruciating grind, he came out of the other side with an offer from Jefferies. Hear how he was able to defy the odds and get such an amazing outcome.

Dominique (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.

Vincent (Temple)

From Growing Up Homeless and Non-Target School to Bulge Bracket Bank

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.

Justin (Lehigh)

Broke Into a Leading Healthcare Investment Bank From a Non-Target

Our student Justin used to get recruiting advice from alumni. Until one day, a banker read his cover letter and told him he should be able to get an interview... only for him to get rejected 3 days later. That's when he realized bankers were giving him superficial advice at best. Hear how he overcame his mom's skepticism to join Wall Street Mastermind, and what she said to him when he got into a leading healthcare investment bank.

Joe (UC Irvine)

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.

Maahin (Trinity College)

Broke Into IB During Full-time Recruiting Without an IB Summer Internship

Our student Maahin attends a small non-target school and didn't learn about IB until late sophomore year. Caught off guard by how quickly IB recruiting happens, he failed to secure a single interview despite putting in 5-6 months of work on his own. He came to WSMM during his junior summer while working a non-IB internship, and with our help secured a full-time offer from the leading cannabis IB team on Wall Street.

Dylan (Cornerstone)

From Growing Up Homeless and No Name College to Investment Banking

Our student Dylan was homeless until he was 6 years old, when he went into foster care. His foster parents really wanted him to attend a Christian college, so he chose Cornerstone University which only had 2,000 students and no alumni in banking. Despite being told on WSO that he'll never make it with that profile, he joined WSMM to bet on himself and eventually got an offer from a middle market bank, proving the doubters wrong.

Saksham (Michigan State)

A Non-Target International Student that Landed an Offer on Wall Street

Our student Saksham had two big disadvantages when it came to recruiting, being both a non-target student and an international student. Despite these obstacles, he became one of just two students in the last 3-4 years who got into investment banking from his school without being a part of the investment banking club on campus. Hear about how he was the only student from his school to get an offer from the NYC office, while most others ended up in Chicago.

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!

Grant (Georgia Tech)

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

Our student Grant joined Wall Street Mastermind during the summer before his junior year of college, 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.

Victor (Florida State)

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

Our student Victor 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.

Harrison (Rutgers)

Spent Less Than 5 Hour of His Free Time Studying For Technical Interviews

Our student Harrison joined WSMM halfway through his sophomore year in order to get a clear roadmap on maximizing his chances of breaking into investment banking from a non-target school. The biggest thing he wanted was efficiency in his preparation process, and that's what he got. Hear how he was able to spend no more than 5 hours of free time studying technicals, and still got multiple internship offers.