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Student Testimonials

Hear directly from our students on what our program did for their investment banking recruiting process...

... And what makes this program different from anything else you'll find out there!

Student Interviews

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Bradley (Dartmouth)
Got 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. 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).

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 just 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 had secured 3 job offers. He will be going to Centerview (annual class size <20). Hear him talk about how it feels to completely change not only his own life, but that of his family's.

Sinan (Wharton)
4 Offers (Including 3 BB’s) as an International Student

Our student Sinan is an international student from Turkey who recently secured 4 summer internship offers, include 3 from top-tier bulge bracket banks. We all know that the bar for hiring is much higher when you need visa sponsorship from the banks; hear Sinan talk about how he was able to overcome this challenge, land his dream job, and make his parents proud.

Jenn (Wellesley)
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 being someone with no finance experience and didn’t know how to get her foot in the door, to 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.

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 overcame this obstacle of coming from a non-target school to get an interview from every bank he applied to, before eventually breaking into one of the top elite boutiques on Wall Street.

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 industry-focused banks, where he beat out 200+ other candidates. Hear him talk about his comeback story.

A Quick Overview Of The Process

We've worked with 350+ students in the last few years, and over 90% of the students who used the following 6-step process have successfully broken into investment banking 

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FAQ

What if I don’t go to a target school? Or don't major in business/finance/econ?

It doesn’t matter. We’ve helped plenty of non-target school students get into investment banking. We’ve also helped plenty of students who didn’t major in business/finance/economics get into investment banking. Just scroll up and listen to some of the student interviews if you need proof. When someone on Wall Street Oasis tells you that you have no hope unless you go to Harvard, have a 4.0 GPA, and have done 3 investment banking internships already, I want you to know that they have no idea what they’re talking about. For all you know, the person saying that is most likely a college student who hasn’t even gotten into investment banking himself. Because that’s the type of people who would have time to spend a bunch of time on an online forum. When it comes to your career – do you want to listen to him? Or do you want to listen to someone like us who actually knows how this stuff works?

What if I don't have a GPA that's at least 3.7 or higher?

This is another myth that we hear quite often. Yes, of course the closer your GPA is to a 4.0, the easier it will be for you to get into investment banking. And if your GPA is above a 3.7, you’re pretty much not going to get any questions about your grades. But we’ve helped plenty of students with GPA’s in the low to mid-3’s get into investment banking, often at top-tier investment banks. As far as we are concerned, you’re fine as long as you have anything above a 3.2 or 3.3. If you have below a 3.0, it’s going to be pretty damn tough unless you 1) have enough time left to pull your grades up before applying, or 2) have a very legitimate excuse for temporarily having poor grades. The lower your GPA, the better you will have to be in everything else – work experience, extracurriculars, networking, behavioral interviews, technical interviews. And no matter what your GPA is, we can teach you how to talk about it when asked.

What if I don't have any relevant work experience on my resume?

It’s pretty straightforward, but nowadays you pretty much have to have some relevant work experience to get into investment banking. Depending on how much time you have left until the recruiting process starts, we may be able to help you find relevant internships to beef up your resume. If you don’t currently have any relevant experience, and are stuck because you don’t know how to get your foot in the door, then we can definitely help you with that. As an example of this, our student Veeren came to us during the second semester of sophomore year with zero work experience beyond a non-finance internship he did as a high schooler back in India. Within two months, we helped him land a sophomore summer internship at a boutique investment banking in Chicago, using our proprietary methods. If you are starting late, we would have to assess your situation and see if we can come up with a creative, outside-the-box solution to achieve your objectives in time.

What if I don’t have a strong network in investment banking?

Most candidates do not start out with a strong network in investment banking. In fact, a lot of our students are non-target school students, and don’t have many alumni they can reach out to on Wall Street. It doesn’t really matter. The way we teach our students networking, we expect the vast majority of your investment banking contacts to come from your cold network (i.e. complete strangers). As long as you know the best practices for identifying, contacting, and engaging with these people, you can turn a cold contact into a warm contact, and eventually into an advocate who will serve as your champion within the investment banking you’re targeting. Of course, if you do go to a target school with a lot of alumni, or you have personal contacts within your friends and family, you should definitely leverage that as well. But either way, we will help you massively scale up your networking efforts, turn your contacts into actual interview referrals, and do all of this in the most efficient and effective manner.

How do I get better at my behavioral interviewing skills?

What most people don’t understand about behavioral interviews is that it’s actually harder than you think. Most people worry a lot about technical interviews, while feeling like they don’t need to spend much time preparing for behaviorals. After all, it’s just talking about yourself right? How hard can that be? In reality, behavioral interviews are graded on a curve; meaning your answers sounding good to you is not “good enough.” The key is for your answers to be BETTER than your competitors’ answers. And to figure out whether yours are actually better, you need someone who’s actually seen a lot of candidates interview, and has a large sample size of data to compare your answers against, to be able to accurately assess the situation for you. Moreover, chances are probably at last some of your behavioral answers could be improved. And in terms of figuring out HOW to improve your answers, you cannot be the person to critique yourself. After all, you came up with the answers in the first place, so you won’t be able to identify the mistakes you’re making in the first place.

What is the most efficient and most effective way to learn my technicals?

Just like anything else you try to learn in life – a foreign language, a new instrument, a sport, etc. – there are two ways to learn any new skill: 1) try to read some books or watch some videos, and teach it to yourself, or 2) find someone who is already a subject matter expert to teach it to you. Most of the time when students try to teach themselves technicals, it doesn’t work because “they don’t know what they don’t know.” Oftentimes, you may read something on a page and feel like you understand it, only to realize when you’re in an actual interview that you have no idea how to answer the question being asked. Memorizing these technical interview guides from front to back is a popular method, but also quite ineffective as interviewers nowadays are smart enough to change up or disguise the questions. To truly master your technicals in the shortest amount of time, you need an expert to personally teach it to you, help you connect all the dots, and answer any questions you may have. If you could learn from a professor or read a text book on your own, which do you think is better?

How do I know this isn't a scam...?

We appreciate this question. You should thoroughly vet the people you choose to work with… but ultimately this comes down to a couple of things. First, does what we’re saying “make sense”? Can you see how it would work? That’s the first step… if the education we’ve given you (for free) has made sense, then that’s the first thing you want to consider. Second, have you had a conversation with us? You can tell a LOT by getting on the phone with someone. Follow your gut. Third, listen to the student interviews above… and look at all the messages we receive from our students on a daily basis. The amount of people we’ve helped – genuinely – get results. What do you think we threatened these people’s families into giving us this stuff? No. We’re very good at what we do and we authentically care about people. No scams here.

Do you have a guarantee?

Yeah. I guarantee that if you don’t make a change or get the help needed to change, you’ll grow VERY slowly at best, or likely not move at all. By the time you figure it out (if you ever do), the recruiting process will be over already. With how accelerated the investment banking recruiting timeline is nowadays, the candidates who win are the ones who are able to accomplish more than their competition in the same amount of time. We see it time & time again – there are NO guarantees in life (outside of death and taxes) EXCEPT that if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, nothing will change, and you’ll get no results. Saying you just “gotta try harder” is naive at best, and totally destructive to your career prospects at worst. The “cost” of figuring this out alone is astronomically higher than the “investment” required to work together.