RISING FINANCIAL LEADERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Empowering Students to Find a Financial Career Right for Them
The Rising Financial Leaders program is an 8 week training program that provides first and second-year college students an introduction to various careers within financial services. In addition to an exposure to the financial services industry, students will have the opportunity to network with other students across the country and professionals that are currently within the industry.
The 8-week program provides students exposure to various fields within Financial Services including: Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, Equity Research, and Wealth Management.
In the second half of the program, students are grouped into small groups to perform projects within one of the listed areas within Financial Services.
At the end of the program, students will present their projects to a group of professionals within the industry and recruiters so that they can get feedback from an outside source.
One of the main aspects of the Rising Financial Leaders is to provide a supportive community so that underrepresented young professionals can easily talk to professionals and peers that share the same identity as them.
By being accepted into the program, you will also be notified of future career opportunities and resources that can be helpful for your professional development.
When you get accepted into the Rising Financial Leaders program, you will have the opportunity to reach out to people that were in your shoes in the past.
Members of The Minority Network work in a variety of fields and they all would be more than happy to give you guidance and feedback on your professional development journey.
In addition, as you progress through the program and in your career, you will be able to give back and help people that may be in the same position as you in the future.
January 19 - March 9
Below is an overview of what we will be covering during the 8-week mentorship program. Each session will be hosted from 6:30-8pm ET.
Jan. 19, 2022
We'll introduce ourselves so that everybody gets the chance to know each other and we'll provide a high-level overview of the material that we'll be covering in the program.
Jan. 26, 2022
INVESTMENT BANKING OVERVIEW
We will introduce what a career in Investment Banking looks like in addition to subsequent careers options such as private equity & hedge funds. We will also review what the application timeline looks.
Feb. 2, 2022
SALES & TRADING OVERVIEW
This session will primarily look at the day-to-day of what an analyst within S&T does and how interdependent Sales & Trading is with other divisions such as Equity Research. We will also provide a brief introduction to different types of products that may be traded within S&T.
Feb. 9, 2022
WEALTH MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW
Wealth Management is a very client-heavy field. In this session, we'll go over the different types of tasks that a financial advisor may perform to take care of a client's needs. We will also go over how an advisor may structure a client's financial portfolios.
Feb. 16, 2022
PROJECT INTRODUCTIONS & SENIOR MENTOR FIRESIDE CHAT
In this session, we'll provide an overview of the final projects and set expectations. Afterwards, we will have a fireside chat with a professional who is well established in their career. Students will have the opportunity to engage and ask questions as well.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 2, 2022
These two sessions will be dedicated towards working on final projects. Students will be able to ask questions and get feedback on their work within these sessions. In addition to these sessions, students will be able to get help on presentations throughout these two weeks.
Mar. 9, 2022
The final session of the mentorship program! Groups will present their projects to the rest of the cohort and we will wrap up the mentorship program afterwards.
Here are some of the organizations that our mentees have gone to intern with:
INVESTMENT BANKING / CONSULTING
Bank of America
Bain & Company
PRIVATE EQUITY / VENTURE CAPITAL
OMERS Private Equity
Plain Sight Capital
INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT / HEDGE FUNDS
Hunter Creek Advisors, LLC
Beach Point Capital Management