Upskill: An Immersive Experiential Learning Program

Logo with text Upskill for Investment Banking and for Entrepreneurship

Introducing Upskill!
An Immersive Experiential Learning Program

Program dates: January 17 – 20, 2023
Full-day sessions, including some evening activities
Location: Wellesley College campus

Application window: September 30 – October 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Decisions announced: Early November

 

Program Details

  • One-week, immersive experiential learning opportunity during wintersession where students will gain hands-on experience and begin building skills in specific industries
  • Students will work with experts, practitioners, and trainers to apply what they’re learning
  • There is no cost to participate and on-campus housing and meals will be provided

January 2023 Upskill Programs

Investment Banking

Participants will complete a two-day boot camp administered by Wall Street Prep, a leading Wall Street training firm, and work closely with professionals from investment banking and capital markets teams to understand the role of investment banking in the broader economy and learn about the recruiting process.

Entrepreneurship

Participants will cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset by exploring the case study method with Harvard Business School cases, engaging in business simulation projects, and working as a team on a business proposal.

FAQs

General

  • Can I apply to both UpSkill programs?
    Yes, students are welcome to apply to both UpSkill programs. However, students are only permitted to complete one UpSkill program per year.
  • What is the selection criteria for the application review?
    Students will be evaluated on their ability to communicate their interest in the respective industry as well as clearly identify how they believe the program will support their career journey.

     

Investment Banking

  • What information will be covered in the Investment Banking program?
    Participants will receive hands-on training in financial modeling, financial statement analysis, and valuation. Participants will also learn directly from industry practitioners about the industry, the role of an early-career Investment Banking Analyst, and best-practices in Investment Banking recruiting.
     
  • Who is eligible to apply for the Investment Banking UpSkill program, and what makes a strong application?
    The program is designed primarily for Sophomores and Juniors preparing for the spring/summer Investment Banking recruiting season.  Applications from First Years will not be considered; applications from Seniors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
     
  • Who do I contact with questions?
    Contact Casey Hurley (Advisor for Careers in Business, Consulting, Finance, and Marketing) with any questions at ch111@wellesley.edu.

     

Entrepreneurship

  • What information will be covered in the Entrepreneurship program?
    The program is designed to:
    • provide an introduction to marketing, finance and general business principles using Harvard Business School cases and methods;
    • work on teambuilding;
    • develop pattern recognition; and
    • open participants’ minds to cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset
       
  • Who is eligible to apply for the Entrepreneurship UpSkill program, and what makes a strong application?
    The program is open to all students who are interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset to eventually apply it to a business environment, whether that be a preexisting company, startup or by creating their own. A strong applicant will be curious, open, show initiative and interested in having an impact in the business environment. 
     
  • Who do I contact with questions?
    Contact Christina Breiter (Entrepreneur Coach and Advisor for Careers in Business Consulting, Finance, and Marketing) with any questions at cbreiter@wellesley.edu.