WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your university for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. We currently have 52 reps signed up but would love to add 15-20 more.
We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong presentation/communication skills who are willing to commit for at least one semester, or ideally until May 2016. The time commitment we ask is 12-15 hours/month. Phone interviews are continuing into September so get your applications in soon!
Our Campus Reps help us by spreading the word on campus, meeting with and giving presentations to student clubs and organizations, organizing meet ups, social media activity, university partnerships, and other on campus and online activities. Perks that reps can receive include free WSO guides, free access to our Video Library & Job Board, letters of recommendation from Andy, prize money for the top reps, and more.
IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN APPLYING
- Please apply with a non .edu email address
- 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/promotions folder
- 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.
- 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)
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 3-5 hours per week (not including weeks you are busy with midterms/finals) 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 (13 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 /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 2013-14 rep term there were 75 reps, 2014-15 we had 55 reps. Typically it's about 65% USA, 15% Canada, and 20% Europe/Asia. This season I expect us to have over 100 reps total.
Q: Can there be more than one rep at a school?
A: Yes there can be a max of 3 reps per school, particularly at 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.
We look forward to hearing from you and having you join the WSO team!
Andy (Rep Manager, among other positions :-) & Patrick (Chief Monkey)
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/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
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 aroute; 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 . 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 ! 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 whatare 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)
"Discovering WSO and the campus rep program was definitely one of my key highlights of the year. As an incoming freshman during the 2014/2015 year, I was merely a plankton in the world of finance. Having known pretty much nothing about investment banking, private equity and the likes, swimming with the big fish seemed impossible. However, WSO and its campus representative program got me up to speed quick on the finance lingo and has benefited me indefinitely when networking with professionals.
Whether you're a first year trying to get caught up to speed or a junior hoping to to land an SA gig, WSO's campus rep program has something positive to offer for everyone. Firstly, almost every single professional in the industry has heard of/is active on the forums and is a great conversation piece. Second of all, the amount of detail that the interview/prep guides will (pretty much) have you covered on all bases when the situation arises. Third, it allows you to develop relationships within the intern group, allowing you to connect with like-minded professionals from around the world. I would recommend this program for anyone with an interest in finance as the experience is incredible."
-- Jack (Campus Rep 2014-2015)
"The programme was nothing short of incredible and pound-for-pound by far one the most useful and rewarding jobs I've done. The requirement to stay on top of different WSO posts and start discussions gave me extra incentive to learn more about markets and stay up to date with my knowledge which definitely helped when interviews came around. The variety of tasks available to earn redeemable points with were excellent and well weighted
Additionally, the ability to earn rewards like the resource packs is far more valuable than any part-time salary possible could have been - especially to students like us trying to break into the industry. The whole team - Patrick, Andy & Alex, as well as all the other reps on our Facebook page - were a pleasure keep in contact with and were very motivational. A hugely underrated campus rep job that played a big part in assisting me in getting a summer internship. I'd recommend it to any student."
-- Adam Pickett (Campus Rep, University of Bristol, 2016)
"The rep program is one of these low risk high return investments that no one believe in. Investing only a few hours a week, the program allowed to extend my social circle, and I met most of the finance majors at my school within the first few weeks of class. All of them heard at least once about the website, and I know it has been helpful to a lot of them. My social media activity fed real life conversations with other students but also with professors in class. Getting free access to WSO resources, such as the interview guides, is a HUGE asset, that allowed me to land several interviews and improved the way I approach networking. Would recommend the program to any finance student who wants to meet peers from other colleges and get access to the perks. Great line on the resume, great perks, great team, what else!?"
-- Etienne (#1 Overall Campus Rep 2014-15)
"Wall Street Oasis came through to me in sort of 'spur of the moment' scenario from the everlasting days of networking. After going through their site and seeing the interactive users, blogs, and unprecedented clarity in the world of business - I had to be involved in some shape or form. It made me realize I wish I knew about these guys a lot earlier in my undergraduate career, which ultimately led me to the campus representative position. While gauging the extremely intuitive and informative guides myself, I wanted to help share WSO's mission and assist the business school at my university to new heights. Even after completing my undergraduate degree, I still use their guides and the information that I learned from the site to this day - and still serves just as much weight as ever. I wish every business student - or whoever who wants to get into business for that matter - takes a moment to see what WSO has to offer."
-- George (2014-15 Campus Rep)