As any successful business professional will attest, there is no substitute for practical experience. And where better to gain real-world experience in finance than New York City? Each spring, about 12 David Eccles School of Business finance majors take a week-long visit to the indisputable hub of worldwide financial activity — New York City.
On the trip, students visit investment banks and corporations to see just what their degree could do for them in the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to meet with recent alumni working in New York.
Recent alumni of the Week on Wall Street are employed in top finance positions in New York, Texas, California, and Florida; others have attended MBA programs at schools such as Harvard, Wharton, and the University of Chicago; recent graduates are employed in private equity, investment banking, management consulting, and corporate finance. Trip alumni have also obtained excellent positions in Utah at Wasatch Advisors, Goldman Sachs, Grandeur Peak, and Ivory Homes.
One of the greatest barriers to entry into the competitive world of New York finance is not knowing the right people. Through the Week on Wall Street trip, students have the opportunity to meet with alumni and friends of the University of Utah. The personal attention and lessons in networking help the students make invaluable connections for obtaining nationally competitive positions upon graduating.
We met with professionals in areas as diverse as consulting, sales and trading, equity research, fixed income, hedge funds, investment banking, private equity, and corporate finance. We also socialized with recent graduates working in New York and found time to explore some of the city’s ethnic restaurants and museums.
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