International Student Interviews

Check out how these international students were able to overcome the disadvantage of needing visa sponsorships to secure amazing job offers

(Click The Orange Buttons Below to Play Audio)

Pedro (Wharton)

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.

Armin (U of San Diego)

Got Two BB and One MM Offers From a School With Only One 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.

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.

Jerry (Berkeley)

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 We helped him get two offers but one got rescinded for sponsorship reasons, causing him to delay graduation to recruit again.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.

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 GS and JPMorgan, before ultimately accepting an offer with the latter.

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.

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 IB from his school without being a part of the IB 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.

Bryant (Chicago)

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 investment banking after serving his military duty. Hear him explain why the help he got from Wall Street Mastermind 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.

Shawn (Columbia)

Int'l Student With 3.2 GPA Who Overcame the Odds to Secure Three Offers

Our student Shawn was a sophomore international student with a 3.2 GPA when he joined Wall Street Mastermind. Hear him talk about how to recruit for investment banking effectively as an international student when the bar is a lot higher due to the need of a visa sponsorship. Also hear how he was able to get not just one, but three different internship offers despite the odds being seemingly stacked against him.

Sam (UCLA)

Int'l Student Overcame Language Barrier to Secure Internship During COVID-19

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, but he also had to recruit in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, making it even harder to connect with people. Hear him talk about how he was still able to secure an internship from the TMT group of a MM bank despite having the odds stacked against him.

Nathan (NYU Stern)

Overcame Skepticism About WSMM to Secure Sponsorship for Internship

Our student Nathan joined halfway through sophomore year as an international student. Despite having someone who had never used Wall Street Mastermind warning him that the program was a total scam, he did his own research and decided to take the plunge. Hear the difference Wall Street Mastermind made for him and how we helped him secure a banking internship despite a significant reduction in visa sponsorships during COVID-19.