Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst Program - Commercial Real Estate

Hey guys,

I'm semi-new here as I don't post much, but I have been around reading the forums for the past year and it's been a huge help. I am currently applying for the WF Summer Financial Analyst Program for CRE and was looking for some advice.

The job description of my career services website doesn't really include much info on what you would actually be doing as a summer analyst there. I am just wondering if there is anything specific that you guys think I should highlight on my resume in order to tailor it towards to the position? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance

Comments (30)

Jan 30, 2017

Well, we don't really know what's on your resume, and I think it's stating the obvious to say, "highlight real estate and finance related experience!"

Generally for finance roles you won't have to tailor the resume a ton, try and get a hold of anyone in the group online via email or LinkedIn, have a conversation, and then tweak your cover letter to reflect what you spoke about.

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Jan 31, 2017

Generally speaking it will vary based on your group and geographical location. I think you get the opportunity to spend time in San Francisco with all WF interns, not just limited to CRE, for a week of training. If deal flow is heavy within your specific office I'm certain you will assist with U/W deals and taking one through the credit approval process.

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Feb 2, 2017

I got a first round interview for full-time not SA a while back. It was mostly behavioral in the first round. They didn't really ask anything technical. It'll mostly be why your interested in RE and the FA program.

Feb 2, 2017

I interviewed for this exact position this morning. The first round was with HR and consisted of 4 to 5 behavioral questions and 2 "technicals"

"How would you explain the 3 financial statements to someone with no background in finance?"

"What are some things you would look at besides the financial statements when making a loan?"

"Talk about a time when you worked on a project and things changed during the middle of things."

Feb 2, 2017

is this a 10 week paid program in the summer?Can only graduating college seniors participate? No graduate students/other working professionals?

Feb 13, 2017

It's for those graduating in December 2017 or May/June 2018. Undergrads. I'm pretty sure they have different programs for graduate students, but the tricky thing with most of the applications on WF's career site is that they will only be open for 24-72 hours depending on the program. For this one it was only available on February 7th (or 8th?) I can't remember the exact date.


Mar 15, 2017

They accept graduate students into the summer program.

Feb 14, 2017

Talk about the WF brand and how they are the perennial largest CRE lender in the country. Read up on the CMBS risk retention rules and how WF is pioneering the new structure. I'm sure they are all proud of how that has worked out.

Mar 2, 2017

Has anyone heard back about their first round interview yet? I had an interview about a month ago, filled out the location preference form, but still have not heard back from HR despite sending a couple emails asking about when the decisions will be made...

Mar 2, 2017

I had my first round three weeks ago. It was with a VP and she said that HR would reach out within a week or so, but I haven't heard anything either. Followed up twice as well


Mar 2, 2017

Good to know, I figured a company like Wells Fargo would be better at getting back to interviewees... wonder what the holdup is

Mar 3, 2017

I'll just echo the above.

I went through a first round then sent my location and group preference. Still haven't heard back.

Mar 14, 2017

Going to circle back on this again. I was contacted by a recruiter in the CLT office saying final interviews are being scheduled and decisions are expected to go out in the next 2 weeks. Hope this helps!

Mar 27, 2017

Have you heard anything yet? I received the same email that you did about 2 weeks ago but have yet to hear anything...

Jun 2, 2017

for people exiting the program, whats the goal? Will Wells offer full time positions for interns? Is the FAP program the next step after the SFAP? will you have to interview again or could you get a full time offer to return?

Jun 2, 2017

I'm curious if you guys who were interviewing for the SFAP were accepted. By the time Wells Fargo reached out to me for an interview, I had already accepted a SA with another BB. It'd be nice to get to know other people who are at the same stage in their career who are looking to get into real estate finance.

Jun 25, 2017

people who had completed SFAP, do you know if you could be offered a FAP position after that or do you have the apply and interview again? Thank you!

Oct 19, 2017

You will get an offer at end of SFAP if they like you

Oct 19, 2017

no, dont worry about being shoehorned. sounds like a great role. your marketability will increase significantly as you learn more and exit opportunities will be available. go out there and hustle.

Oct 19, 2017

Thanks for the reply!

Any idea what those other exit opportunities would be? Does this role lateral well out of the real estate realm as well?

Oct 19, 2017