267 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?

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

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

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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 283: DO THIS to STAND OUT among other MBA students

    Episode 283: DO THIS to STAND OUT among other MBA students

    Our student Emma was an MBA student in Canada with experience in investment management.

    She soon realized she wanted to pursue investment banking, but that Canadian investment banks hired very few people at the MBA level.

    She tried joining clubs, case competitions, and even took free courses on financial modeling, but still struggled to differentiate herself as a candidate.

    She decided to join WSMM where we helped her polish her behaviorals and master her technicals.

    Hear how she became a top candidate and was able to outcompete her class for one of the only positions left at one of the top Canadian banks.

    Book a Virtual Coffee Chat with an Upperclassmen Who Secured an Offer: wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcastep283

    • 35 min
    Episode 282: DO THIS to get FULL TIME offer(s)

    Episode 282: DO THIS to get FULL TIME offer(s)

    How does full-time recruiting differ from summer recruiting? What should you prioritize?

    Like summer recruiting, having relevant experience whether it is in IB or PE is important. However, beyond this, networking strategically is key.

    Most banks prioritize summer analysts for full-time, filling up about 80-90% of positions. The ones left are recruited on a group-specific basis and oftentimes don’t even post their job openings. Knowing which opportunities are available may come down to the connections you’ve made.

    Listen to this podcast to hear advice about the full-time recruiting process and what you should prioritize leading up to it.

    Book a Virtual Coffee Chat with an Upperclassmen Who Secured an Offer: wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcastep282

    • 8 min
    Episode 281: How to Make Your Interview Answers FLOW BETTER

    Episode 281: How to Make Your Interview Answers FLOW BETTER

    Want to know the secret for turning an average interview answer to a stellar one?

    One word: FLOW.

    When you are being interviewed, think of yourself as a STORYTELLER. If you had a story that was choppy and didn't flow, do you think your audience would stay engaged?

    I know that sounds easier said than done, so how do you actually create more FLOW in your answers?

    Listen to this podcast to hear the advice we gave to one of our students as we try to improve his answer to the most important interview question of all - "Tell me about yourself."

    Book a Virtual Coffee Chat with an Upperclassmen Who Secured an Offer: wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcastep281

    • 11 min
    Episode 280: How to Make Your Internship SOUND IMPRESSIVE in Interviews

    Episode 280: How to Make Your Internship SOUND IMPRESSIVE in Interviews

    Oftentimes students begin building their resume by doing internships with less glamorous responsibilities. Sourcing leads and compiling lists in Excel may not seem as sexy as saying you build an LBO model all by yourself.

    However, even in these instances, it’s important to frame your experiences well during your interviews to demonstrate what you’ve achieved and learned.

    If you’ve done little "real work" or are just starting your internship, how can you walk through your experiences in a way that still makes it sound good?

    Listen to this podcast to hear the advice we gave our student as he's running into this exact same issue.

    Book a Virtual Coffee Chat with an Upperclassmen Who Secured an Offer: wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcastep280

    • 3 min
    Episode 279: How Bruce Overcame Non-Target School and No Finance Experience to Land Private Equity

    Episode 279: How Bruce Overcame Non-Target School and No Finance Experience to Land Private Equity

    Our student Bruce came to us as a recent graduate, juggling a full time job during the week and two security shifts on the weekend.

    He had gone to a non-target school with only 500 students, and had missed any chances of getting internships or relevant experience as an undergrad.

    Determined to break into investment banking, he joined our program and squeezed any available free time available to prepare.

    Hear how Bruce persevered and landed a real estate private equity offer within just three weeks of joining the program despite working three jobs.

    Book a Virtual Coffee Chat with an Upperclassmen Who Secured an Offer: wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcastep279

    • 53 min
    Episode 278: Why You Can't Give Up When Recruiting for Investment Banking

    Episode 278: Why You Can't Give Up When Recruiting for Investment Banking

    It's no secret that breaking into investment banking is extremely competitive.

    With thousands of applicants every year, bulge brackets and elite boutiques have around a 1% acceptance rate and even middle markets only accept around 3-5% of applicants.

    Knowing this, it's important to stay motivated even through rejections... it's part of the process!

    Listen to this podcast to hear about the importance of keeping a positive mindset and overcoming rejections. Remember - you're most likely 3 feet away from gold!

    Book a Virtual Coffee Chat with an Upperclassmen Who Secured an Offer: wallstmastermind.com/apply?utm_source=podcastep278

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

Bk10141014 ,

Nice program

Love the insight into IB

JT12345356 ,

Top Notch Program

Sam and team gives you every tool to succeed at the highest level. If you want a top job, you can get it through this program

notsofat.ed ,

Helpful!!

Lots of insights about the recruitment process!

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