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Wall Street 101

Wall Street 101 Camp Update (2/10/2021)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Wall Street 101 Summer Camps will be held online starting June 28th. The decision to go online reaffirms the primary goal of the Wall Street 01 Camps -- to create a fun, educational, and, most importantly, safe environment for the camp participants. There are no significant changes in the program. We are also expanding our program due to suggestions from our corporate partners and former attendees. This year, we will have four sessions on stock market research and investment, a session on macroeconomics and financial markets, and a brand new session on portfolio management. All sessions will be taught by faculty with industry experience. Each session will be stretched over two weeks to reduce zoom fatigue. An applicant may pick either the morning session or the afternoon session.  Click here for program details and frequently asked questions.  Finally, we are lowering the tuition to make it affordable for all students, and enrollment will be limited to 35 students per session.  Please contact us at if you have additional questions.

What is Wall Street 101 Camp?

Wall Street 101 comprises a series of summer camps during June and July, held at Bentley University’s world-class academic Trading Room in Waltham, MA. Each camp is a 5-day non-residential 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.  The Summer 2021 Camps will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Click here for our Summer 2021 brochure

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. Also, 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 non-residential program allows students to experience what it feels like to work at a Wall Street firm. They will interact with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, 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.

Click here for program details and frequently asked questions.

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