Wall Street Exchange Program

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.

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
  • One recommendation (academic or employer)


  • 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 for the 2019 program is now open and extended through Friday, May 31st with applicants being accepted on a rolling basis.

The 2019 WSE Application Period is now closed.

The 2019 WSE program tentative start date is Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Program Schedule

Click here for print-ready schedule (2019 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

The workshops provided me with great advice and insights into the financial services industry, and for that I am truly grateful. – Kristen Davis, WSE’17

Thank you very much for having me as part of the Wall Street Exchange program. I learned a lot through the course of six weeks and am grateful to you and everyone else who contributed to the organization of this program. – Hassan Ejaz Chaudhry, WSE ’17

“Each week we gathered at a different firm to network with professionals and develop our skills. Outside of the weekly sessions I had new friends to explore the city with, mentors to bounce career ideas off and successful role models to look up to. I would highly recommend the WSE program to anyone interested in working in finance in New York. It is a truly a one of a kind experience.” – Ashley Rose Stumbaugh, WSE ’11

“Each and every week the speakers and hosts of the events gave me an opportunity to learn a variety of tips whether it be on career advice, resume building or networking. The advice has proven to be priceless and has already helped me tremendously.” – Marc Bitterman, WSE ’11

“The WSE was a great supplement to my internship. At the end of the summer, I had developed a secure network of professionals to whom I can turn for advice and guidance as I begin my career. As the summer progressed, I felt that my ability to speak confidently with financial professionals improved.”
– Meghan Murnane, WSE ’11

“My experience in the Wall St. Exchange is something I will take with me for the rest of my life. Besides learning more each week than I could have hoped to anticipate, I also made professional contacts, and even friends. The experience will continue to inform my decisions throughout life. I don’t think there is anything out there quite like the Wall St. Exchange.” –Schuyler Bisbee, WSE ’11

“The Wall Street Exchange is an incredible program and I truly feel blessed to have been a part of it. I would not have been able to secure my full-time job if I did not participate in the Wall Street Exchange. It is certainly something that I would recommend to anyone who is considering a career on Wall Street. It will provide you with an immense amount of knowledge about the industry, increase your personal network, improve your resume and ensure that you are fully prepared for your career.”
– Michael Perrier, WSE ’11

“Thank you for coordinating the WSE program. It was a terrific experience. I am sure we all learned more about ourselves and each other from the very first meeting about our personality and career match with Shoya Zichy and through interactions with professionals and our peers.” – Crisann Shair, WSE ‘07

“Everyone I have met through the program has been so helpful. The WSE has been very instrumental in helping me navigate through the array of finance careers. Having grown up with very few relatives or friends in the finance industry, this program was an amazing opportunity for me to meet potential mentors and colleagues.”
– Kamiu Lee, WSE ’06

Past Class Highlights

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.

2016 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2016 joined us from 15 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 12 different companies.

2015 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2015 joined us from 16 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 16 different companies.

2014 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2014 joined us from 27 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 21 different companies.

2013 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2013 joined us from 16 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 19 different companies.

2012 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2012 joined us from 21 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 20 different companies.

2011 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2011 joined us from 32 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 20 different companies.

2010 WSE Participant List
Participants in WSE 2010 joined us from 16 different Universities and Colleges and were employed by 11 different companies.

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