Frequently Asked Questions

Week on Wall Street

How do I apply?

Applications are due in the Finance office (SFE 7126) by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23. Please submit a professional resume, a copy of your Degree Audit report, and a one to two page personal statement explaining why you want to participate in the Week on Wall Street program. Be sure to include your e-mail address on your resume.

What are we looking for in an applicant?

Applicants must be undergraduate finance majors intending to graduate between December 2017 and May 2020. Successful applicants will demonstrate the following qualities.

What are the benefits to participating?

Students return from the trip with enhanced self-confidence in their ability to successfully compete for nationally competitive jobs in finance. Other benefits to you include

How does the selection process work?

You will be notified of your status by e-mail, so please be sure to include your e-mail address in your application.

May I still participate if I am not selected?

Many students ask whether they may tag along on the trip at their own expense, even if they are not selected. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Many conference rooms in New York are strained with a group our size. In addition, an important aspect of the trip is to connect students and alumni, which happens best in an intimate group.

When is the trip?

The trip will take place in May immediately after finals week. We will leave Salt Lake City early Sunday morning (May 7) and return late on Friday, May 12.

What is the cost of the trip?

Thanks to a generous grant from the David Eccles School of Business, the expense of the trip will be only $450 per student. The cost of airfare, hotel (double occupancy), meals, and local transportation in New York is included in your trip. Money for incidental expenses is not included. If you are unable to participate in the trip and you notify us too late for us to replace you, your deposit is non-refundable.

What is expected of trip participants?

You must prepare a resume that meets our general guidelines. Before we go, you are expected to meet with the group several times. Participants are strongly encouraged to register for FINAN 5980:Finance Boot Camp spring semester. We will discuss basic topics including business etiquette and appropriate dress and behavior. You will research various aspects of the finance industry and the companies we will visit and present your research to the group.

If you go on the trip, you are expected to participate in all scheduled activities while we are in New York. There will be time after we arrive on Sunday and on some evenings to explore New York. After we return, we would like to set up several meetings with other finance students, so that they can learn from your experience.