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Wall Street 101

Wall Street 101 (Update as of 9/9/2020)

The Bentley University 2020 Wall Street 101 Summer Camps were canceled in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The decision to cancel was motivated by the fact that the primary objective of the WS 101 is to create a fun, educational, and most importantly, a safe environment for the camp participants. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, it would have been unsafe to hold the camps. Holding these camps via Zoom is also not a viable option given that a significant part of the program includes on-site visits, guest speakers, and personal interaction among groups and with instructors.  While it is too early, we are currently planning to host 2021 Wall Street 101 Camps.   We will be posting new information for the summer camps by the end of 2020.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have additional questions. See you all next year at Wall Street 101 Summer Camp at Bentley University.

What is Wall Street 101?

Wall Street 101 is composed of a series of summer camps during the months of June and July, held at Bentley University’s world-class academic Trading Room in Waltham, MA. Each camp is a 5-day nonresidential program that provides a fun and interactive opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to learn about the global financial markets.Through simulated trading exercises, lectures on financial analysis, portfolio construction, data analytics, trading and risk management, presentations, and engagement with Wall Street professionals, students are introduced to the fascinating world of global finance and investing.

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How will Wall Street 101 help me prepare for college?

Attending a pre-college Wall Street 101 camp has many benefits. Students will attend college-level lectures, interact with senior college admissions officers, enhance their personal portfolios through executive engagement, and elevate their professional portfolios with new investment ideas, presentation skills and business strategies. In addition, Wall Street 101 participants will connect with fellow high school students from across the globe, providing opportunities to gain strong global perspectives and friendship. The nonresidential program allows students to experience what it feels like to work at a Wall Street firm. They will interact with students from a diverse cultural background, gain self-respect and confidence, learn to form friendships, sharing meals with friends, and work in groups.

How will I apply my knowledge?

Students will work in small teams to utilize the financial technology of the Bentley Trading Room to learn about capital markets. Assignments are carefully developed that will allow you to apply your analytical mind, your leadership skills, your ability to work cohesively in a group, your interpersonal skills, and your communication skills to solve group tasks. You will learn about financial analysis, risk management, trading and investment process, and the link between macroeconomics and capital markets. Finally, through interactions with Wall Street professionals, students will be exposed to various careers on Wall Street.

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For further information, please contact the program’s Director, Professor Jahangir Sultan, Founding Director, The Hughey Center for Financial Services/Trading Room at 781-891-2518 or email