Committee - College Connections - Wall Street Exchange Program

Wall Street Exchange
Links
How to Join the WSE
Benefits of Participation in
the WSE Program

What Former Participants Are Saying About The WSE
WSE 2013 - This year's program is underway
WSE 2011 Program Highlights
The Wall Street Exchange Program enjoys coverage in the article "Wall Street Exchange Prepares Next Generation for the Job Market" published by theglasshammer.com, May 4th, 2012
College Connections Committee

The Wall Street Exchange is a program designed to augment the summer internship experience of select qualified students who are between their junior and senior years of college and who are employed in the New York metropolitan area.

WSE provides an exciting opportunity for participants to enhance job search skills while learning to think strategically about career choices. It provides participants with the tools necessary to execute a successful job search and assist in the all important recruitment process. This is accomplished through a series of workshops that address skills including professionalism, leadership, resumé-writing, interview techniques, career development and career choice. The program additionally emphasizes the important role a professional network serves in career development.


How to Join the WSE


To qualify for participation in the Wall Street Exchange, an applicant must have completed her/his junior year of college and have:

Requirements:

x An interest in exploring a career in finance or business
x A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
x A paid summer internship in the New York City metro area with a financial services firm or a financial function internship with a non-financial services company.

The WSE is open to women and men. There is no cost to students to apply or participate.

Required Materials:


x An application form
x An official college transcript
x Two recommendations: at least one must be an academic recommendation; the other may be an additional academic recommendation or a reference from an employer with whom you have worked in the past 18 months.

Do not delay your application submission as you wait to finalize your summer employment situation. While the prerequisite for qualification is a summer position in the New York City metro area with a financial services company or a financial position with a non-financial services company, applicants who are completing the job interview process will be considered for the Wall Street Exchange Program. Your summer employment status will be confirmed when the College Connections Committee contacts applicants with follow-up questions or to notify applicants of acceptance to the program.

Program Application
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Wall Street Exchange Summer Program (WSE) 2014 Application Package Applications
are due by:
Monday, May 12, 2014.

Please download the following information to learn more about the program:
Program Schedule*

For more information about the WSE Program please contact

Gerri Facchine gfacchine@optonline.net or
Laura Smith Dunaief
laura@lasdresourcedevelopment.com.

Wall Street Exchange 2013
Professional Development and Leadership
Program Schedule*
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1 Thursday, June 13
5:45 - 8:30 pm
Program Kick-off
Networking for College Students with Andrea Nirenberg
BNP Paribas 787 Seventh Avenue,
9th Floor
(Between 51st & 52nd Sts)
  Directions: Subway: E/B/D to 7th Avenue station or Rockefeller Center station; N/Q/R to 49th Street station; 1 to 50th Street station.
2 Wednesday, June 19
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Career Match with Shoya Zichy The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor
(Between 49th & 50th Sts)
  Directions: Subway: B/D/F to 47th - 50th Street - Rockefeller Center
3 Wednesday, June 26
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Mixed Career Panel:
A Day in the Life

UBS

1285 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor
(Between 51st/52nd Sts)
  Directions: Subway: B/D/F to 47th - 50th Street - Rockefeller Center
4 Tuesday, July 2
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Making the Transition from School to Work BMO 3 Times Square, 29th Floor - Boardroom
(Between 42nd/43rd Sts)
  Directions: Subway: A/E/N/Q/R/1/2/3/7 to 42nd Street
5 Wednesday, July 10
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Leading From Where You Are featuring Raleigh Mayer as moderator BNY Mellon One Wall Street, 47th Floor (Enter on the 80 Broadway side of building)
  Directions: Subway: 4/5 to Wall Street, R to Rector Street
6 Wednesday, July 17
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Creating a Powerful Marketing Plan and Resume with Laura Smith Dunaief TD-Securities 31 W 52nd Street, FL 19
(Between 5th/6th Aves)
  Directions: Subway: B/D/F to 47th - 50th Street - Rockefeller Center
7 Wednesday, July 24
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Developing a Professionall Persona
with Lori Massad as featured speaker

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1345 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, Conference room CD
(Between 54th/55th Sts)
  Directions:  Subway: B/D/F to 47th - 50th Street - Rockefeller Center
8 Thursday, Aug 1
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Mock Interview - Dinner with Christine Birnbaum NYL

51 Madison Avenue
Learning Center, Level B
Madison North/South Room
(Between 26th/27th Sts)

  Directions:  Subway: 6/R to 28th Street Station
9 Tuesday, Aug 6
5:45 - 8:30 pm
Closing Reception:
Keynote with Marisa Ricciardi, NYSE CMO and Distribution of Program Certificates

NYSE Euronext

2 Broad Street
(RSVP Required)
  Directions:  Subway: 4/5/ to Wall Street, R to Rector Street

New York City Subway Map: http://mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm


*Schedule is subject to change

 


About the WSE Program

The Wall Street Exchange (WSE) provides a career development program to augment the summer internships work experience of select qualified students who are between their junior year and senior years of college and who are employed in the New York metropolitan area. WSE IS NOT AN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY.


Benefits of Participation in the WSE Include:

Exciting opportunity to enhance job search skills while learning to think strategically about career choices.
Participation in events and programs hosted at various Wall Street firms. Events are designed to strengthen the skills necessary to execute a successful undergraduate full-time job search in financial services and related fields. Topics covered in formal education programs have included: resume writing, interview techniques, business etiquette and more.
Opportunity to begin building a professional network of like-minded professionals who also participate in the program, including interns and employees from sponsor firms.
Membership Access – FWA members attend WSE program sessions and can also be referred to participants in the program for sharing professional and personal advice as well as for networking.
Qualification for FWA membership. Typically candidates for full membership to the FWA must have either four years of professional experience in a financial position or two years of experience with an advanced degree in business. However, associate memberships are also available for candidates with less professional experience, including FWA WSE alumni.


What Former Summer Participants Are Saying About The Wall Street Exchange
"Each week we gathered at a different firm to network with professionals and develop our skills. Outside of the weekly sessions I had new friends to explore the city with, mentors to bounce career ideas off and successful role models to look up to. I would highly recommend the WSE program to anyone interested in working in finance in New York. It is a truly a one of a kind experience." – Ashley Rose Stumbaugh, WSE '11

"Each and every week the speakers and hosts of the events gave me an opportunity to learn a variety of tips whether it be on career advice, resume building or networking. The advice has proven to be priceless and has already helped me tremendously."
– Marc Bitterman, WSE '11

"The WSE was a great supplement to my internship. At the end of the summer, I had developed a secure network of professionals to whom I can turn for advice and guidance as I begin my career. As the summer progressed, I felt that my ability to speak confidently with financial professionals improved."
- Meghan Murnane, WSE '11

"My experience in the Wall St. Exchange is something I will take with me for the rest of my life. Besides learning more each week than I could have hoped to anticipate, I also made professional contacts, and even friends. The experience will continue to inform my decisions throughout life. I don't think there is anything out there quite like the Wall St. Exchange." –Schuyler Bisbee, WSE '11

"The Wall Street Exchange is an incredible program and I truly feel blessed to have been a part of it. I would not have been able to secure my full-time job if I did not participate in the Wall Street Exchange. It is certainly something that I would recommend to anyone who is considering a career on Wall Street. It will provide you with an immense amount of knowledge about the industry, increase your personal network, improve your resume and ensure that you are fully prepared for your career."
– Michael Perrier, WSE '11


“Thank you for coordinating the WSE program. It was a terrific experience. I am sure we all learned more about ourselves and each other from the very first meeting about our personality and career match with Shoya Zichy and through interactions with professionals and our peers.”
- Crisann Shair, WSE ‘07

“Everyone I have met through the program has been so helpful. The WSE has been very instrumental in helping me navigate through the array of finance careers. Having grown up with very few relatives or friends in the finance industry, this program was an amazing opportunity for me to meet potential mentors and colleagues.”
- Kamiu Lee, WSE '06


Past Class Highlights

2013 Participants in WSE 2013 joined us from 16 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 19 different companies.  2013 WSE Participants List
2012 Participants in WSE 2012 joined us from 21 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 20 different companies.  2012 WSE Participants List
2011 Participants in WSE 2011 joined us from 32 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 20 different companies.  2011 WSE Participants List
2010 Participants in WSE 2010 joined us from 16 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 11 different companies.  2010 WSE Participants List
2009 Participants in WSE 2009 joined us from 15 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 13 different companies.  2009 WSE Participants List
2008 Participants in WSE 2008 joined us from 17 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 18 different companies.  2008 WSE Participants List
2007 Participants in WSE 2007 joined us from 22 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 17 different companies.  2007 WSE Participants List

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