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The Wall Street Exchange Summer Program (WSE) is a career development program designed to augment and coincide with the summer internship work experience of select qualified rising college seniors working as summer interns in the New York metropolitan area. The program consists of a series of events hosted by top firms and companies for professional and personal development.

The WSE IS NOT AN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AND DOES NOT PROVIDE INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS. The program is open to both women and men, and there is no cost to students to apply or participate.

For the first time in the program’s 38-year history we are excited to announce that this year’s Wall Street Exchange Program will be held online! To ensure everyone's safety, the 2020 Wall Street Exchange Program will be conducted virtually with highly interactive and engaging webinars and meetings hosted by our partner firms.

Benefits of participation in the WSE include:

  • Enhance job search skills through workshops on resume writing, interview techniques, business etiquette, and more
  • Develop leadership techniques and other soft skills necessary to execute a successful job search
  • Build a professional network with fellow program participants and interns and employees from sponsor firms
  • Access FWA members who can share professional and personal advice
  • Join the FWA for even more networking, skill building, and professional development after the summer and as you embark on your new career.


Each candidate must complete an application form, which will be reviewed by the FWA’s College Connections Committee.

  • Application form
  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement (500 words)
  • Rising senior in an undergraduate program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have a paid summer internship in the New York City 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 Summer Program. Your summer job employment status will be confirmed when the selection committee contacts applicants.

The Wall Street Exchange application period accepted applications on a rolling basis.

The 2020 WSE Application Period has been extended through May 27, 2020.

The application period for the 2020 Wall Street Exchange program is now closed.

Program Schedule

Click here for print-ready schedule (2020 program schedule).

What Former and Current Summer Participants Are Saying About The Wall Street Exchange

“My acceptance into the Program was an essential milestone for my career personally and has greatly contributed to my professional development. I believe the WSE and FWA has provided me with the necessary skills to highlight my character and experiences.” – Olena Hauser, 2019 WSE Program Graduate
“I believe the FWA WSE program played an enormous role in helping me to land my current job. I speak for all participants when I say the program provided us with exposure to great firms and gave us the skillsets to succeed in our internships, interviews, and relationship building. I am extremely thankful for FWA and your involvement in the WSE program- without it, this accomplishment would not have been possible”. – Ella Ri, 2018 WSE Program Graduate

The WSE is great program that gave me the opportunity to broaden my visions, test and assert my character, and use my ability to network efficiently in different situations with a myriad of experiences thru cultural immersion of different firms across Wall Street which provided learning beyond my internship which will indelibly shape my life as a professional and as an individual. The Wall Street Exchange Program as a whole was something that I looked forward to every week even though I had long days and was tired, I had the energy to meet peers who were so supportive and like-minded. This program was so enriching and empowering! I sincerely thank you and all those who made this past summer a very enjoyable experience. – Michael Palacios WSE’18

I have already taken so much away from this program and look forward to learning more next week. Thank you for this opportunity! – Lyle Luckenbill WSE’18

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to meet and network with such powerful and amazing people. I look forward to joining the FWA and being a part of the program. – Hannah McQuaid, WSE’17

Past Class Highlights

2019 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2019 joined us from 30 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 23 different companies.

2018 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2018 joined us from 25 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 15 different companies.

2017 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2017 joined us from 19 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 14 different companies.