Underclassmen Student Interviews
Check out the amazing offers these underclassmen were able to secure by starting their recruiting process early
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Landed Every Elite Boutique and Bulge Bracket Offer He Applied For
Our student Bradley is a rising junior in college who has already secured multiple 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).
Used WSMM to Stand Out at Wharton and Secure a Top EB Offer
Our student Sydney first started feeling behind with IB recruiting when she saw all her Wharton friends applying for sophomore summer internships while she hadn't even given recruiting any thought. She initially tried to research investment banking using Google and Youtube but found it highly ineffective. After joining WSMM, she secured numerous 1st rounds and 5 superdays, eventually accepting an offer from Centerview.
Went from an Already Good IB Candidate to Being One of the Best
Our student Kelly studied at a top target school and was pretty qualified for IB. 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 what he did with WSMM to help him land offers from two of the top three technology investment banking groups on Wall Street.
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.
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.
4 Offers (Including 3 BB’s) as an International Student
Our student Sinan is an international student from Turkey who recently secured four summer internship offers, include 3 from top-tier bulge bracket banks after joining the Wall Street Mastermind program. We all know that the bar for investment banking recruiting 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.
Secured Offers From Morgan Stanley and Evercore as an International Student
Our student Pedro is an international student at Wharton. During freshman year, he applied to many bulge bracket diversity programs, but failed 5-6 first round interviews in a row. He quickly realized that getting interviews wasn’t a problem for him, but none of it mattered if he couldn’t ace the interviews. Hear how he joined WSMM junior year, completely transformed his interviewing skills, and landed offers from both Morgan Stanley and Evercore.
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.
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.
Confidently Turned Down Private Equity Offer and Ended Up With Goldman Sachs
Our student Andy had all the typical resources at his disposal (interview guides, finance clubs, etc.). He joined WSMM after realizing how those resources really weren't enough to stand out. Hear him talk about how WSMM helped him secure interviews with almost every bank he applied to, get multiple superdays, and even confidently turn down a private equity offer before eventually getting an offer at Goldman Sachs.
Used WSMM to Go From Accounting Recruiting to IB at Morgan Stanley
Our student Isaac initially planned on doing accounting. By the time he realized that he actually wanted to go into investment banking, it was already halfway through sophomore year. Knowing he was late to the game, he joined WSMM to give himself the best chance at beating out his competition. Hear him talk about the difference between WSMM and other career programs like SEO, and how he ultimately was able to secure an offer from Morgan Stanley.
Cameron (UT Austin)
Offers From Moelis NYC and Rothschild NYC Despite UT Being a Non-Target
Our student Cameron had dreams of working in NYC. Unfortunately, UT Austin was only a target school for the Houston office but a non-target for NYC (only ~1 in 10 students from the school end up in the NYC office). Hear how Cameron overcame these odds to receive offers from both Moelis and Rothschild in NYC, in addition to Citi in Houston. Also hear about the difference between WSMM and the feeder clubs at school, and how they complement each other.
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.
Isabelle (John Hopkins)
Secured Multiple BB Offers From a Non-Target With No Finance Ecosystem
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 Wall Street Mastermind 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.
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.
Jack (Michigan Ross)
Chose IB Over Consulting and Ended Up at an Elite Boutique
Our student Jack joined WSMM right before sophomore year, when he was still choosing between IB and consulting. Prior to joining WSMM, he already had a pretty good resume with his school, GPA, and relevant experiences. With that said, he knew that anything less than a bulge bracket or elite boutique bank would be a disappointment. Hear how he ultimately decided on IB and used the help he received from WSMM to land an elite boutique offer.
Rukhsar (Baruch College)
Overcame Her Low Income First Gen College Profile to Land Multiple 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.
Armin (U of San Diego)
Landed 2 BB and 1 Middle Market Offers With Only 1 Banking Alumnus
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 IB 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.
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 PE megafund.
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.
Broke Into a Top Middle Market Bank as an International Student During COVID-19
Our student Jerry was an international student with a 3.3 GPA who decided to recruit for investment banking pretty late in the recruiting process. We helped him get two offers but one got rescinded for sponsorship reasons, causing him to delay graduation to recruit again. Hear how he ultimately got an offer from one of the top middle market banks despite reduced visa sponsorships during COVID-19.
Emilio (Notre Dame)
Overcame Subpar GPA from a Semi Target School to Get Top Tech IB Offer
Our student Emilio is not a business major so he did not get the target school treatment. He also had a low GPA when he first joined WSMM. With our help, he racked up impressive internships on his resume, networked more effectively, and freed up more time to raise his GPA. These changes helped him secure multiple interviews before ultimately landing an offer from one of the top technology IB groups.
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.
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 this, Jared learned how to network from WSMM 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.
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
Edward (UVA Mclntire)
Broke Into Banking Despite Not Being in Any Finance Clubs and Starting Late
Our student Edward was not a member of any of the prestigious finance feeder clubs at his target school, where most of the successful IB candidates came from. Because of this, recruiting caught him by surprise and he started the process late. After interning at a small boutique bank during his junior summer, he recruited again for full-time and was able to successfully secure an offer from Rothschild.
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 BB bank. As someone coming from a non-target school without a lot of finance experiences, 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.
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 Wall Street Mastermind did to help her break into Bank of America's sophomore investment banking summer internship.
From Completely New to Investment Banking to Breaking Into Lazard
Our student Amit joined WSMM the summer after freshman year, because he was serious about getting into IB and wanted the most efficient way of doing it. Coming from a semi-target school, he knew he had to step up his game to find a process that would ensure that all his efforts would not go to waste. Hear how he became one of the top candidates at his school and beat out target school students for multiple offers before ending up at Lazard.
Followed His Brother Into WSMM and Secured a Bulge Bracket Offer
Our student Tyler was feeling lost with recruiting prior to joining Wall Street Mastermind. He wasn't getting a lot of traction with his networking and was starting to feel overwhelmed given how much further along his peers at school were. He learned about Wall Street Mastermind through his older brother, who also recruited successfully through our program. Hear how he caught up to his peers with WSMM's help and secured a bulge bracket offer.