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Wall Street 101 Camp Update (4/1/2021)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Wall Street 101 Summer Camps will be held online starting June 28. The decision to go online reaffirms the Wall Street 01 Camps' primary goal -- to create a fun, educational, and, most importantly, safe environment for the camp participants.  We are also expanding our program due to suggestions from our corporate partners and former attendees. This year, we will have four identical sessions on stock market and investment research, a session on macroeconomics and financial markets, and a 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.  Finally, we are lowering the tuition to make it affordable for all students, and enrollment may be limited to 35 students per session.  Click here for program details and frequently asked questions.  Please email us at tradingroom@bentley.edu if you have additional questions.

Enrollment Update: 4/1/2021

We are experiencing an increase in applications for the 2021 Wall Street 101 Camp.  Since each section has a limited capacity, students will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Students applying afterward will be put on a waiting list for that section and admitted if spaces become available.  Check Schedule for updated enrollment status.    

Update (8/10/2021)

The summer program has ended.  Future programs will be listed here.  Have a safe and wonderful summer.  

What is Wall Street 101 Camp?

Historically, the Wall Street 101 Programs were held on campus during June and July.  All classes were scheduled in the Bentley University’s world-class academic Trading Room in Waltham, MA.  Typically, each camp is a 5-day non-residential (or residential) program that provides a fun and interactive opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to learn about the global financial markets.

The Summer 2021 Program will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Each course is scheduled over two weeks (Monday - Friday) to ease Zoom fatigue.  Students can pick either the morning section or the afternoon section of any of the first four identical courses (Stock Market and Investment Research).   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.   Our faculty chosen for the program bring their rich industry experience into the classroom.  Please review all information carefully to decide if the Wall Street 101 Program is right for you.    

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.  Note that the 2021 Summer Wall Street Camps are held online due to the pandemic.   We will try our best to replicate some of these valuable experiences through Zoom sessions.

Click here for program details and frequently asked questions.

To apply click here

Contact

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.  Tel: 781-891-2518 email: tradingroom@bentley.edu.