Investment Banking Fellowship

 

Since 2010, the Fink Center has proudly hosted the Investment Banking Fellowship.

The fellowship helps outstanding students committed to completing summer internships in investment banking navigate the process. Each fellow is matched with three industry professionals in the field who provide career advice and guidance throughout the summer internship recruiting process. The assignment of three mentors – one that is junior, mid-level and senior in their careers – provides fellows with a unique 360° perspective on the investment banking industry. Mentors come from leading firms and are matched based on the fellows’ stated function and geographic location preferences. While the cornerstone of the program is the invaluable mentorship that fellows receive, additional benefits include: a nominal monetary fellowship award and designation as a Fink Fellow.

 

Eligibility & Requirements

 

The Center is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 Fellows. Applications are due by 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 18th. Please read below for eligibility criteria. Please note, applicants may only apply to one fellowship program – investment banking or investment management. Applicants that submit applications for both will be disqualified.

Open To: First-year MBA students and second-year FEMBA students. Please note, FEMBA students must be OCR-eligible.

Who Should Apply: Students with a demonstrated interest and commitment to recruiting for an investment banking summer internship. We encourage applications both from those with experience in the industry and from those who are considering entering investment banking for the first time.  

Application Components:

  • A personal essay, not to exceed two pages double-spaced, discussing your background and career goals and how they relate to the Investment Banking Fellowship program.
  • A copy of your current resume.

Applicants chosen to move on to the final round will be invited to interview with a panel consisting of the program administrators, past fellows and industry professionals. Interviews will take place on Friday, September 27th, 2019. Applicants will be notified whether they have been selected to interview during the week of September 23rd.

Selection Criteria:

Fellows will be chosen based on academic excellence, mentorship need, and motivation to succeed in the world of investment banking. Fellows are expected to participate in the standard investment banking internship recruiting process through the Parker Career Center, in addition to attending special meetings organized by the program. The final choice of internship is left in each fellows' hands, though the program expects that fellows will choose an internship in investment banking.

Questions about the fellowship program can be emailed to the Fink Center at fink.center@anderson.ucla.edu

 

Mentorship

 

The Fink Center is deeply grateful to the members of the finance community who share their time, expertise and guidance with our fellows. Without their help, this program would not be possible.

 

Investment Banking Fellows

 

Greg Berchtold (’20)

Summer Internship: Morgan Stanley

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Rochak Jain (’20)

Summer Internship: The Pine Street Group

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Daehan Kim (’20)

Summer Internship: BDA Partners

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Tom Payton ('20)

Summer Internship: Morgan Stanley

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Sebastian Puga (’20)

Summer Internship: MTS Health Partners

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Nick Lindholm (’19)

Brianna Hammer (’19)

Jonathan Wagmeister (’19)

Mark Zerlang (’19)