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 Investment Management Summer Mentoring Programme

sponsored by Morgan Stanley

We have partnered with Morgan Stanley to develop an online mentoring programme for undergraduate and postgraduate black students to support them in achieving their career goals within the investment management industry.


About the programme:

The Entrepreneurs in Action Investment Management Mentoring Programme – sponsored by Morgan Stanley - is an opportunity for black students interested in a career in investment management.

This online programme provides participants with an insight into what it is really like to work for a global financial services firm and the opportunity to develop skills which are not taught in the classroom or lecture theatre. 

Candidates will participate in an immersive Classroom to Boardroom programme which will help them build a network with like-minded fellow students from different universities.

The programme will take place online using Zoom over six days from 7th - 14th July. If you are working or on holiday during this time please email  We are looking for motivated students in their penultimate or final year of university, as well as recent graduates who are interested in learning more about a career in investment management.

The programme also provides an opportunity for candidates to engage with a Morgan Stanley mentor from the investment management division following the initial training and selection. Mentors can support participants with further professional development and applications they may wish to make to Morgan Stanley programmes.

Please note, this programme is also available to students outside the UK.

There are three key programmes opened in Investment Management.

Summer analyst program :

10 weeks programme from June-August 2024 .

Available to students who are in penultimate year of study, with an expected graduation date by July 2025.

Off-cycle internship program:

Six to twelve month program with a flexible start dates from Jan 2024, subject to the team requirement.

Available to student who have graduated from university or able to take time off to commit for a full time internship role if you are currently in study.

Recruitment takes place throughout the year.

Full-time analyst program:

Available to final year students graduating by July 2024 or recent graduate. 

Please note that by applying to the Entrepreneurs in Action Mentoring Programme you are not applying directly to Morgan Stanley.

Please visit to view all opportunities available at Morgan Stanley.


What is the application process? 

You will be required to submit your  CV and cover letter, also take an online assessment set by Morgan Stanley.

The deadline to complete the test is 1st June at 11.59 GMT.

Applicants will be notified of whether they have passed the test or not by email.

We will notify all applicants whether they have been invited to attend the programme by 15th June.

The programme has two phases:

Phase one) 7th July: one day confidence-based assessment which will take place online. The morning session will focus on personal development, followed by your assessment in the afternoon.

Phase two) 12th - 15th July: five day online Classroom to Boardroom programme at the end of which you will get the opportunity to showcase your talents to Morgan Stanley executives. 

Before you apply please be sure you are able to commit to working from 9am - 5pm on the above dates.


What does the programme offer?

Applicants will be supported throughout the process. The Entrepreneurs in Action coaching team will be on hand during phases one and two, while Morgan Stanley staff will support the assessment and application process.

The support you receive is focused on improving your knowledge of Morgan Stanley and the investment management industry, as well as building your confidence, to assist you in making the best possible application.

All phase one applicants who do not go forward to phase two will be provided with follow-up opportunities to learn more about the investment management division should they wish to apply for any other Morgan Stanley programmes in future.

Successful applicants from phase two will be matched with a mentor from Morgan Stanley who will provide one-to-one support with applications for opportunities with Morgan Stanley's Investment Management Division.

Phase two participants will continue to receive support from their Morgan Stanley mentor for a period of six to twelve months whether or not they are offered an internship or a permanent role. This support will help you prepare for a role in the investment management or the financial services industry.

If you have any questions regarding your registration or are unable to attend the assessment period due to exams, please contact .


Programme background - Why apply?

"I am very excited that Morgan Stanley has chosen to offer and support this exciting opportunity for black students to participate in a programme which may lead to employment in the investment management industry with a world leading investment bank. Whether or not you are offered a role with Morgan Stanley, participating in the programme will give you invaluable insight into the investment management industry and I guarantee you will develop skills which will assist you in  achieving your early career goals.  I believe this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to begin your career with one of the biggest and most respected names in the investment management industry." 

Derek Browne CEO Entrepreneurs in Action.

See what graduates are saying about our previous diversity programmes.

"The advice, encouragement, and lessons that I was able to receive were invaluable. I definitely learnt things that I will carry for the rest of my life."

"I really valued being able to engage with so many intelligent and ambitious people that look like me. I have never been able to work with so many black, smart individuals in my life."

"The best part of this programme firstly is the fact that it exists in the first place. I have never been part of anything like this tailored for black talented individuals."

"I think the best part has to be the jubilation after the presentation on Friday. To hear the high praise from senior people in the industry gave me a real sense of achievement."   

"I think the best part has to be the jubilation after the presentation on Friday. To hear the high praise from senior people in the industry gave me a real sense of achievement."   

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