Thursday, March 10, 2016

An Overview of the Road to Wall Street Program

An experienced trading and financial services professional, Steven Saslow has served as a consultant with the Blackstone Group since 2007. In addition to his work with Blackstone, Steven Saslow helped create the Road to Wall Street program at Rutgers University, where he earned his economics degree.

Open to undergraduate students attending the Rutgers University campuses in Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Road to Wall Street program is designed to be a comprehensive educational experience connecting participants with financial sector careers. With components ranging from interview preparation to technical skills training, the program partners students with an alumni mentor who currently works with companies such as Citi, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs.

After passing the application process, students begin the program and its six mandatory two-hour boot camps, which build to an intern interview season in the following fall quarter. The Road to Wall Street program offers a number of benefits for both mentors and participants. Not only do more than 50 percent of participants get internship positions with Wall Street firms or other businesses, but all of the students gain the experience to help them succeed in their professional careers. Similarly, Road to Wall Street mentors benefit by connecting with their school and its students and showing them the scope and opportunity of the industry.