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Wall Street” by Emmanuel Huybrechts from Laval, Canada | Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

“Our project in JP Morgan Chase was a very valuable start-up for my career. I will always thank you and the WPI team for creating such a tremendous initiative for graduating senior students. It was a great asset.”

| Murat Bozfakioglu | JP Morgan Project | New York |

“During my project, I had been assigned significant projects and tasks. The quality of the work assigned, the excellence of the people I was working with, the prestige of the organization were some of the things that made of my MQP the best professional experience I’ve had so far.”

| Silvia Velásquez | Royal Bank of Scotland Project | London |

“It is just like having an internship at any of these banks, where you experience the real feeling of what it is like to work there.  In my project, I felt like I was a consultant for this bank and in my job I got to interact with different employees from different departments.”

| Santiago Lora | BNP Paribas Project | London |


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Students meet for a PQP session in A-Term 2014.

STUDENT FACT SHEET

Projects: The Wall Street Project Center offers opportunities for Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs) involving the intersection of finance and technology.  Students work with some of the most recognizable financial services firms in the world (e.g., Barclays, BNP Paribas, Angelo Gordon). Each of the project sponsors has needs for committed project team members with interest in technology, finance, and investments.

Teams:  Students typically work in teams of two to three.  The teams are interdisciplinary, and they can include students with backgrounds in technology, management, and math.

Majors: Management | Management Engineering | Industrial Engineering | Computer Science | Electrial & Computer Engineering | Mathematical Science | Actuarial Science

Term: B-Term.

Preparation: 1/6 unit preparation course (PQP) in A-Term preceding the MQP.

Location: Most projects are in the New York City area.  Other locations (e.g., London) are possible.

Housing: Shared student apartments are the typical housing option.  The Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division (IGSD) offers assistance in securing appropriate housing.

Travel:  Travel to New York City is typically relatively straightforward.  Travel to the United Kingdom and other global locations requires more planning (e.g., flights and potentially visas).  The IGSD also supports students in the administrative aspects of travel planning.

Career Opportunities:  As a result of their participation in the Wall Street Project Center, many students have secured full-time jobs after graduation with their project sponsors or other well-regarded financial services firms.  After more than 15 years of projects, the WPI Wall Street Project Center now boasts a number of alumni with successful careers as senior leaders in investment banks and other financial firms.

To Apply:  Go to the Program Brochure in the WPI Global Projects Program website.


WANT TO LEARN MORE?

If you are a WPI student interested in participating in the Project Center, please let us know.

Contact the Center Director: Kevin Sweeney (Email: kmsweeney@wpi.edu | Mobile: 413-427-7416)


Present and Past Sponsors

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