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WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your school for the 2015-16 school year. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong communication skills who are willing to commit until May 2016 (and beyond). Phone interviews will be conducted during early-mid January so get your applications in ASAP

Our Campus Reps help us by spreading the word on campus, online promotion, bulk sales efforts for our finance and career guides, and other promotional activities. Perks that reps receive include free WSO guides, 3-month access to our video library, 1 year access to our Job Board, letters of recommendation from Andy, prize $$$ for the top reps, and more.

Click inside the post for more information and to formally apply >>>

IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN APPLYING

1) Please apply with a non .edu email address (e.g. please use your gmail/yahoo/hotmail etc account).

2) Please add my email and my assistant's ([email protected], [email protected]) to your contact list on your email to ensure none of the training emails go to your spam.

3) If you use gmail, some or all of the training emails will go to your promotions tab, make sure to keep an eye out on this page

4) If it takes you to a blank page when you click on the "Apply to be a Campus Rep" button below, please click your browser's back button to to submit your information again - it will work on the second try. Thanks.

5) If you ever get stuck at a certain stage during the training (e.g. an email does not come through, email Andy to let him know)

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FAQ’S:
Q: What is the primary activity you expect the reps to do?
A: Promote WSO both online and offline to anyone who might be interested in the site: e.g. fellow students, members of relevant clubs, friends at other schools, etc. There are several other tasks we ask reps to do; these are described during the rep training program.

Q: What is the time commitment you ask for?
A: An average of 5 hours per week (not including weeks you are on vacation) and we expect reps to commit to the full 2015-16 school year (or remainder of if you are signing up late)

Q: What’s in it for me? i.e. what are the tangible/intangible benefits and perks of being a rep?
A: Reps can earn points to qualify for all of the following:Free WSO Guides (12 total guides, $330+ total value), free 3-month Video Library access ($60 total value), free 1-year Job Board Access ($100 value) and Company Database/Compensation Report access (free, but requires 3 submissions to the database). PDF Letter of Recommendation from Andy, Andy can serve as a reference for internships/jobs, Linkedin Recommendation from Andy, Prize $$$ for top 3 reps who meet the minimum points, plus much more. (Some of these perks are given during the rep term, some after successful completion).

Q: How many reps do you typically have and from what schools?
A: At the peak of the past rep term there were 75 reps at schools all across the world but most students are at schools in the USA (east coast has the highest representation) and Canada

Q: Can there be more than one rep at a school?
A: Yes there can be a max of 3 reps per school, particularly larger schools. We prefer reps to work together on projects when possible.

Q: Do I need to be an upperclassman or can anyone apply?
A: Upperclassman are preferred, but any student is welcome to apply.

Q: Can MBA/MSF students be reps too? Or is it only for undergrads?
A: Yes definitely, we have had several reps at grad programs, including INSEAD, Darden, Columbia Business School, and more.

Q: Can international students be reps?
A: Of course! We've had reps from all over the world. In the past about 70-% have been in the US, 15% in Canada, and 15% in Europe.

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IF YOU FEEL YOU WILL BE TOO BUSY AND NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THE FULL 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR (OR REMAINDER OF IF YOU JOIN IN LATE) PLEASE DO NOT APPLY, THANKS.

We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the WSO team!

Thanks,
Andy (Rep Manager) & Patrick (Chief Monkey)

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Patrick speaks the benefits of being a Campus Rep:

Putting "Wall Street Oasis" on your resume when you are trying to break into Wall Street is a way to demonstrate an interest in finance. Even if it is just 1-2 bullets -- showing some relevant experience is important.

Being a Campus Rep is a great option to those that are having trouble breaking into a bank and/or want to supplement what they are already doing to make themselves more competitive. For many of our previous reps, the experience has helped them tremendously. We want to make sure you also gain a lot from the rep position which is why we offer so many perks.

I am willing to serve as a personal reference for the interns/reps that show a dedication to WSO and go above and beyond. Whether that is an introduction over LinkedIn or some advice over e-mail, I like to help our best interns and campus reps to make sure they are headed in the right direction and have a great shot at landing their dream job."

— Patrick Curtis, Chief Monkey

Testimonials

By being a WSO Campus Rep not only was I able to promote a great resource to students, but also enhance my marketing skills. Successfully creating partnerships with student organizations on campus was a great learning experience. And getting access to the WSO guides was extremely beneficial. All in all, being a campus rep was a great experience and I'd do it again.

— Arnav (Campus Rep, fall 2012)

Through word of mouth, social media, and other avenues, a lot of people on campus know that I'm the campus rep for WSO. Considering the rate at which the website and its influence are growing, its a really cool thing to be known for. Every now and then I have people coming up to me, particularly in class, asking me questions ranging from 'Do you think I can find information on company XYZ if I visit WSO?' to 'If I have an interview next week for XYZ, which guide should I get to study?' Being able to give direct advice that actually provides helpful results, is pretty awesome.

— Fabio (Campus Rep)

Being a WSO rep has not only broadened my knowledge in the several fields of finance, but also gave me an amazing inside scoop on working for different companies and helped me prepare myself better for interviews across the board for different firms. It offered me an amazing opportunity to network and be among bright and like-minded individuals whom I was able to feed off their industry experience but also give back knowledge that I acquired to give advice to those that came to me. I have done a couple of financial internships but in the end decided to switch to a management consulting route; Andy and Patrick were more than supportive to this decision and as a top intern for WSO, they were able to introduce me to people of senior management or above at Accenture. Through speaking to Hailey Hu and Ben Rhee whom are at analyst and senior management level, I was able to not only get their expert knowledge on getting into the firm, but also had my resume pushed through the referral system for fall recruiting. Coming from a non-target business school, it gave me a fighting chance to get into this management consulting powerhouse.

— Harrison (Campus Rep)

I take pride in the fact that the WSO presence and influence has increased on my campus among students. WSO has always been a favorite of mine and it makes me happy to share it with others. I love the look on people's faces when they find that WSO can not only answer questions they have about finance, but entertain them as well. So far, being a campus rep has allowed me to already start giving back to my school and I am excited to continue doing so.

— Griffin (Campus Rep, 2012-Present)

Being a WSO Campus Rep has been amazing. Not only was I able to provide a great resource to my fellow students, I was also able to market myself well to the different schools within USC that I promoted WSO to. It has definitely been very rewarding time during my college experience, and if asked the question 'would you be a campus rep again next semester', I would give a hearty 'yes' as an answer.

— Sam (2013 Campus Rep)

From this thead: WSO Intern and an overdue (and long) thank you!
"My internship with WSO was a great experience and helped me in many ways. Having such a recognised brand name within the finance community on my resume set me apart from other candidates and gave me an interesting hook in my applications. Also, I could kill two birds with one stone as I got the chance to explore many insightful and interesting discussions while carrying out my internship tasks. Furthermore, it was great working with Andy & Patrick as they were always patient and helpful. In addition, the WSO guides are useful resources for interview preparation, and they have definitely helped me in clinching a summer internship! I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone who is serious about breaking into finance."

— (WSO Intern Summer 2013)

Here is a success story of one our very own campus reps who landed an elite boutique offer: The Non-Target Who Didn't Take No For An Answer .

"I joined the WSO internship as I really needed to add value to my resume in any way possible, plus I figured it would be a solid EC since I had planned applying to a FT MSF. Just before submitting my application, I interviewed and landed my current role as a credit risk associate at a major US bank. My WSO internship was pivotal, as it served as a major discussion point throughout my interviews, demonstrating my interest in finance despite a liberal arts background.”

— (WSO Intern Fall 2013)

"My internship with WSO was a great experience and helped me in many ways. Having such a recognised brand name within the finance community on my resume set me apart from other candidates and gave me an interesting hook in my applications. Also, I could kill two birds with one stone as I got the chance to explore many insightful and interesting discussions while carrying out my internship tasks. Furthermore, it was great working with Andy & Patrick as they were always patient and helpful. In addition, the WSO guides are useful resources for interview preparation, and they have definitely helped me in clinching a summer internship! I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone who is serious about breaking into finance."

— Jacqueline (WSO Spring 2014)

"A lot of students have been excitedly telling me about how WSO forums and articles have helped them in so many ways that the Careers Services Advisor/Mentor could not. All this kinda makes the campus rep job a lot of fun and immensely fulfilling. Thanks!"

— Rachit (Campus Rep Spring 2014)

"Being a Campus Representative for Wall Street Oasis has been a great experience for me. I have developed a set of skills that without this opportunity I would not have been able to develop. Also, I have increased my network not only with relevant people and leaders on my campus, but I have also gained an invaluable network made up of other WSO Campus Reps. Lastly, it has helped me gain knowledge about the finance industry in many different aspects and has made my career choice clearer. Being a Campus Representative for WSO is something I would recommend to anyone interested in finance or looking to be part of the finance industry in the future."

— Jose (Campus Rep 2013 - 2014)

"I wish I had known sooner about the opportunity to be a campus rep but I am glad I was able to serve as a rep for my school at least for this past semester. It has been a great opportunity to get the word out about WSO and there have been a lot of great benefits from prizes to bonding with reps from other schools. It's great to have a supportive community of students from throughout the country and even in other countries that you can go to for help or advice or just share a great read you stumbled upon. This is a great opportunity particularly for underclassmen looking to get some great exposure to finance."

— Sabrina (Campus Rep 2013 - 2014)

"Being a campus representative is an amazing experience in many aspects. I've developed better pitching and public speaking skills during the experience. The relationships I build up with the career centre and various student organizations throughout my rep term will continue to benefit me after my rep term is over. The most beneficial aspect I find is the opportunity to meet other campus representatives. All the reps are always willing to help out and share their experience. I have learned so much from them that it alone can make being a rep a great experience.

Being an SEO intern, on the other hand, took another set of qualities. Reading large amounts of finance articles and reaching out to their authors require a high degree of dedication and attention to details. These qualities are what investment banks are looking for when hiring interns or analysts. As a matter of fact, this internship recently helped me land an investment banking internship. The interviewer wanted to know if I would be able to manage the grunt work with minimal errors and he was able to clear his doubts after speaking with Andy about what this internship entails and my performance in it. This, among many other reasons, is why the SEO internship is worth your time."

— Kevin (2014 SEO Intern and Campus Rep)

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Comments (122)

  • lkpno1225's picture

    I love this idea ! gonna send you mine asap.

  • Gekko21's picture

    Another amazingly innovative idea. Congrats Patrick.

    "Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

  • LIBOR's picture

    Great idea. Definitely interested. I have a couple of questions though:

    What exactly is included with a license? Is it just technical and fit interview guides? Are any modelling courses included? GMAT Prep software?

    In addition, roughly how much is a license per student? If you feel more comfortable sending a PM with this information please do.

    Thanks Patrick, I look forward to this (promoting WSO should be a piece of cake since I already do it)

  • heloo17's picture

    I am looking forward to the responses to this thread. If you would like to speak more about the details please feel free to send me either an e-mail or a PM.

    -Michael

  • In reply to Gekko21
    WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    Gekko21:
    Another amazingly innovative idea. Congrats Patrick.

    ha, I assume this is sarcastic but all credit should be given to my main sales guy, michael...he'll be managing the campus reps through May / June, then we plan on promoting one of the best reps to manager.

  • In reply to LIBOR
    WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    <a href=http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-london-interbank-offer-rate-libor rel=nofollow>LIBOR</a>:
    Great idea. Definitely interested. I have a couple of questions though:

    What exactly is included with a license? Is it just technical and fit interview guides? Are any modelling courses included? GMAT Prep software?

    In addition, roughly how much is a license per student? If you feel more comfortable sending a PM with this information please do.

    Thanks Patrick, I look forward to this (promoting WSO should be a piece of cake since I already do it)

    Hey LIBOR, the bulk licenses are only for an annual license to the career/interview guides. This can be anywhere from 1 to all 11 guides (the more the club/career center order, the cheaper is becomes per guide / per student).

    We have affiliate deals for financial modeling (if you go through WSO you get the free Powerpoint module) and with Veritas for GMAT Prep (10% off as WSO user), but we don't sell those directly. For more info., feel free to send michael a PM or email...we'll give much more detail to the users selected into the program.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

  • Slimm's picture

    This is great I'm sending my resume now. I'm in Canada, I hope that is not a problem as I think all WSO material can be applied everywhere...

  • In reply to Slimm
    heloo17's picture

    Slimm:
    This is great I'm sending my resume now. I'm in Canada, I hope that is not a problem as I think all WSO material can be applied everywhere...

    We would love to hear from International Students. The opportunity to become a rep is open to any and all colleges and universities through US, Canada, and Abroad.

  • In reply to Slimm
    WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    Slimm:
    This is great I'm sending my resume now. I'm in Canada, I hope that is not a problem as I think all WSO material can be applied everywhere...

    I was actually just talking to Mike a few weeks ago about specifically targeting more Canadian schools, so we could definitely use the help since neither of us have contacts there.

    Thanks

  • D M's picture

    Sounds like a great idea Brian, I may have to look into this more!

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • dmcd's picture

    Wow. great marketing plan... its a win-win for you and the students.

    "Well Played Mauer..."

    "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

  • Situation's picture

    Patrick, this is marketing genius. Every prospective monkey in the jungle will be aware of your site through this strategy.

    Keep it up.

  • MSFhopeful's picture

    Graduating in May...out of the running?

    "The only point in making money is so you can tell some big shot where to go.”
    -Bogie

  • shep's picture

    how about some wso swag to pass around campus? Also, what about doing like an area rep? there are several schools in my area, some of which may not be represented on here.

  • In reply to MSFhopeful
    heloo17's picture

    MSFhopeful:
    Graduating in May...out of the running?

    All applications will be considered, there are both benefits and negatives as you most likely have more contacts than a younger individual, however you don't have as much time on campus to help develop the brand.

    Feel free to continue asking questions and I will get to them as I can.

  • brooksbrotha's picture

    Love the idea but I'm not sure what the extent of the content is. I know a lot of it is aimed at IBD stuff, which I personally think is great. However, many college students I talk to (I run the schools investment club and business student association) are too intimidated by IBD. This year, (we're a non-target liberal arts school), including myself, we'll have 2 people going into IBD. I know of one student who is going for an IBD internship this summer and will graduate next year that will be doing IBD.

    My main concern is whether or not there's stuff available for students going to other parts of Finance/Accounting. I do know we used to have a subscription to vault.com through our career services that we no longer have because no one used it (this was a few years ago before I came on campus).

  • WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    some great applicants so far....keep them coming guys!

    Thanks,
    Patrick

  • shark445's picture

    If anyone is looking for use cases to license guides out for your school club:

    I put together a "Landing Your First Job" event for the finance club at my school, where I flew in an alumni that recruits for Google to give a crash course on getting hired. I licensed out 40 technical interview guides to hand out during the event, and it was a huge success.

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    I'll be sending in an application if I get into U of M. Right now I'm at a CC n there's not many people that are aspiring to be on Wall Street. Sounds like a great idea and I'm lovin this site so I'd love to help out if given the chance.

    edit: realized the deadline is on Jan. 17th... guess I'm out of this one but I'll keep an eye open for other chances

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • In reply to wolverine19x89
    heloo17's picture

    scottj19x89:
    I'll be sending in an application if I get into U of M. Right now I'm at a CC n there's not many people that are aspiring to be on Wall Street. Sounds like a great idea and I'm lovin this site so I'd love to help out if given the chance.

    edit: realized the deadline is on Jan. 17th... guess I'm out of this one but I'll keep an eye open for other chances

    There is no firm deadline, acceptances to the program are somewhat rolling, however we would like to get a good group working right after the new year. We have already received some great applications, and I will be getting in touch with all who applied in the next few days. Keep sending them in!

  • D M's picture

    Michael,
    I am curious, I'm going to be going to CU, which doesn't have huge placement into finance jobs (maybe corpfin, I'm not really up to speed on how well they place), but there's also a private school in Denver (DU) that I think does fairly well. If I did apply would it be possible to be more of a "regional rep", so I could potentially sell to more than one school? Also, I haven't even started business-related coursework and I haven't done any internships, would this be a problem?
    Thanks!

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • rickyross's picture

    Do you guys want applicants from non-targets? A couple students from my university go to BBs every year (I'm one of them this year).

    People tend to think life is a race with other people. They don't realize that every moment they spend sprinting towards the finish line is a moment they lose permanently, and a moment closer to their death.

  • Warhead's picture

    When will applicants be hearing more about this? I got an email two weeks ago saying I would be contacted with instructions in a few days, but never got another email. Sorry if I seem impatient, just worried that I missed something.

  • Will Hunting's picture

    I emailed with questions over a week ago and have heard nothing. I would like to be a part of it but no one is giving me info

    "Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

  • Ganthor's picture

    Great idea!

    Not relevant to the original post, but I was wondering whether the guides are ever going to be sold in a kind of variety pack at a discount (ie. all guides for $99, or 5 guides for $70)?

  • heloo17's picture

    I had been on vacation due to christmas and new years and was out of the country without e-mail access. All of the applications I received before the 24th I had responded letting them know they would be hearing from me soon, the other applications I am still going through and will be responding to later this week.

    I apologize for the delay, I was trying to enjoy the holidays.

  • April-lz's picture

    Sounds like great ideas, I have a question, I am not a student anymore, but I know the person who is in charge of the career center in my school, can I still take the chance?

    Break Through

  • In reply to heloo17
    Warhead's picture

    michael-wso:
    I had been on vacation due to christmas and new years and was out of the country without e-mail access. All of the applications I received before the 24th I had responded letting them know they would be hearing from me soon, the other applications I am still going through and will be responding to later this week.

    I apologize for the delay, I was trying to enjoy the holidays.

    No Problem! I was just curious/impatient, haha. Thanks for clearing things up

  • Will Hunting's picture

    I was wondering when new applicants would hear back? I applied about a week ago. Just curious. Thanks!

    "Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

  • rbkchoi's picture

    Maybe if I get into college.
    When I'm in Mexico for the next few months I will try to spread the word but I don't know Spanish.

    It's what you put into it

  • Will Hunting's picture

    i applied january 14th and didnt hear anything until about 2 weeks ago. i was told that my application was lost in a mess of emails and was being forwarded but still have heard nothing. is it supposed to take this long?

    "Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

  • WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    Will, I'll check in on that. Thanks for the heads up.

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    Just got accepted to Michigan so I'll be sending in a resume soon... any preferred layout? are there any positions open for U of M?

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • andytranhung's picture

    Hi, just one question. I am a student from Vietnam. ( South east Asian)

    What about vietnamese universities?

  • In reply to andytranhung
    WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    andytranhung:
    Hi, just one question. I am a student from Vietnam. ( South east Asian)

    What about vietnamese universities?

    Sure, we are looking for Campus Reps around the world.

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Didn't realize the site had that kind of reach. Well done Patrick.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • fabulouslyfoxxy's picture

    I just joined WSO this week and saw this post today. I got really excited when I read the description. Are there any campus reps at UCLA yet? If not, I'm definitely going to apply :D

  • In reply to fabulouslyfoxxy
    WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    fabulouslyfoxxy:
    I just joined WSO this week and saw this post today. I got really excited when I read the description. Are there any campus reps at UCLA yet? If not, I'm definitely going to apply :D

    yeah, pretty sure we have a UCLA rep already but I'd apply anyways. If you make a compelling argument, Andy my let both of you work as a campus rep for WSO...especially since UCLA isn't a tiny school

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Patrick, why don't you post which schools have reps so far so that a) everyone knows and b) students there know that there is someone they can ask about this stuff rather than coming to WSO about the products.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    sure, we have reps at the following schools:

    Wharton
    UCLA
    Georgetown
    Amherst
    Notre Dame
    Rice University
    Waterloo
    York University
    Mich State
    Columbia
    Fordham
    Queens
    Dartmouth
    DePaul
    Georgia
    Cornell
    Delaware
    Texas A&M
    University of Colorado
    Univ. of Warwick
    Bucknell

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    And my alma mater is left out again...

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

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