Monday, November 23, 2015

Road to Wall Street Program Exposes Students to Wall Street Careers

Formerly the chief investment officer of an in house hedge fund at The Blackstone Group, Steven Saslow continues his involvement with the organization in retirement as a consultant. Beyond this, Steven Saslow mentors undergraduate students looking for internships and jobs in Wall Street firms through Rutgers University’s Road to Wall Street program.

Focused on giving students from Rutgers New Brunswick and Newark the chance to see firsthand the types of careers available on Wall Street, the Rutgers Road to Wall Street program pairs accepted students with alumni mentors who represent Wall Street’s different professional divisions. As a part of the program, students maintain communication with their mentors to ask about current and future internships and employment opportunities along with advice about finding success in a Wall Street position. Beyond that, participants spend time at certain organizations to see what working on Wall Street is really like.

The Rutgers Road to Wall Street program is open to students in their freshman, sophomore, or junior years from all majors. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA to be eligible along with a resume and cover letter that clearly shows an interest in starting a career on Wall Street. When applying, students can indicate the employment divisions in which they are most interested. However, it is not always a guarantee that applicants are placed in their first choice, so students must rank several different options.