123 episodes

Wall Street Mastermind provides 1-on-1 coaching to students who are trying to break into investment banking, helping you land the top 1% jobs on Wall Street that pay six-figures straight out of school. It’s led by Sam Shiah, a former investment banker (Morgan Stanley Tech) and private equity investor (GI Partners).

Not only have we maintained a 90%+ success rate over the years, we even offer a money back guarantee - meaning if you work with us and don’t get at least one investment banking offer, we will refund your entire investment in our program.
Interested in learning more?

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Investment Banking Recruiting Secrets of the Top 1‪%‬ Wall Street Mastermind

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    • 4.9 • 147 Ratings

Wall Street Mastermind provides 1-on-1 coaching to students who are trying to break into investment banking, helping you land the top 1% jobs on Wall Street that pay six-figures straight out of school. It’s led by Sam Shiah, a former investment banker (Morgan Stanley Tech) and private equity investor (GI Partners).

Not only have we maintained a 90%+ success rate over the years, we even offer a money back guarantee - meaning if you work with us and don’t get at least one investment banking offer, we will refund your entire investment in our program.
Interested in learning more?

Book a virtual coffee chat with our team to see if you’re a good fit: www.wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcast

    Episode 125: How Much Effort Should I Spend on Customizing Networking Emails?

    Episode 125: How Much Effort Should I Spend on Customizing Networking Emails?

    You probably already know that networking is an absolute necessity if you want to maximize your chances of getting selected for investment banking interviews.

    You also most likely know that the first step of networking is sending cold emails to the banker to ask them for a quick chat.

    If you haven’t been getting responses to your cold emails, one of the reasons is probably because your emails are too generic and cookie cutter.

    But how much time and effort should you spend on customizing each email? What’s the pros and cons of doing that, versus just copy/pasting from an email template?

    Hear this podcast to find out when you should be using each approach.

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    • 7 min
    Episode 123: How Nathan Overcame Doubts About WSMM and Secured Sponsorship for an IB Internship

    Episode 123: How Nathan Overcame Doubts About WSMM and Secured Sponsorship for an IB Internship

    Our client Nathan joined halfway through sophomore year as an international student.

    Despite having someone who had never used WSMM warning him that the program was a total scam, he did his own research and decided to take the plunge.

    Hear the difference WSMM made for him and how we helped him secure a banking internship despite a significant reduction in visa sponsorships during COVID-19.

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    • 53 min
    Episode 122: How Harrison Spent His Free Time on Learning Technicals and Got Multiple Offers

    Episode 122: How Harrison Spent His Free Time on Learning Technicals and Got Multiple Offers

    Our client Harrison joined WSMM halfway through his sophomore year in order to get a clear roadmap on how to maximize his chances of breaking into investment banking from a non-target school.

    The biggest thing he wanted was efficiency in his preparation process, and that's what he got.

    Hear how he was able to spend no more than 5 hours of free time studying technicals, and still got multiple internship offers.

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    • 46 min
    Episode 121: How To Check in If You’ve Been Ghosted by an Interviewer

    Episode 121: How To Check in If You’ve Been Ghosted by an Interviewer

    Have you ever had an interview that went really well, but you didn’t hear back for a long time?

    You are probably wondering if you have been dropped from the recruiting process.

    How should you follow up with them in this situation to see what your status is?

    One of my students had the same problem with his interview process at Piper Sandler.

    Check out the advice I gave him about how to follow up with the interviewer in a non-obtrusive way.

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    • 5 min
    Episode 120: Can a Non-Banker Connection Lead To an Investment Banking Offer?

    Episode 120: Can a Non-Banker Connection Lead To an Investment Banking Offer?

    Are you at a non target school that has very few banking alumni… and even the ones that are on Wall Street are not in investment banking?

    One of my students asked me if a Sales & Trading alumni connection at Deutsche Bank can help him land a banking offer at Deutsche Bank.
    Should he keep that relationship alive?

    Hear my response to his question on how to logically think this through.

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    • 8 min
    Episode 119: How Sriman Landed an Investment Banking Offer w/ a 3.5 GPA

    Episode 119: How Sriman Landed an Investment Banking Offer w/ a 3.5 GPA

    Our client Sriman recently received an offer from an upper middle market investment bank despite only having a 3.5 GPA and not knowing how to network or answer technical questions initially.

    Hear Sriman talk about how he was able to improve his resume, networking, technical knowledge, and behavioral interviewing skills all at once. You do not want to miss Sriman's advice!

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

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Great content for IB recruiting

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Confidence Booster

WSMM is a structured and informative look into banking, their curriculum will help give you the confidence and knowledge you need to ace your interviews !

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EP 81

Episode 81 was unlistenable. Super uncomfortable listening to the host roast the guest. I get why but the guest seemed embarrassed. Also, while roasting a guest for being unprofessional or unimpressive the baby screaming in the background and the constant ticking is super weird and should e been edited out. Strange all around.

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