Welcome to the Entrepreneurs in Action
Investment Management Summer Mentoring Program
sponsored by Morgan Stanley
We have partnered with Morgan Stanley to develop an online mentoring program for undergraduate
and postgraduate black students to support them in achieving their career goals
within the investment management industry.
About the program
The Entrepreneurs in Action Investment Management Mentoring Program – sponsored by Morgan Stanley – is an opportunity for black students interested in a career in investment management.
This online program 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 program which will help them build a network with like-minded fellow students from different universities.
The program will be hosted virtually over six days on
Friday 7th July and Monday 10th - Friday 14th July 2023.
The programme has two phases:
Phase 1: 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 2: 10th – 14th July
Five day intensive online program 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.
The programme also provides an opportunity for candidates to engage with a Morgan Stanley mentor from the investment management division following the initial training. Mentors can support participants with further professional development and applications they may wish to make to Morgan Stanley programmes.
Qualifications / Skills / Requirements
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. (Graduate between July 2023 and July 2025)
This program is also available to students outside the UK.
You will be required to submit your CV and cover letter and complete an online assessment set by Morgan Stanley.
To apply, submit your CV and cover letter, state your graduation date clearly in the CV and why you are interested in joining this mentoring program in your cover letter.
Once we received your application, you are required to take an online assessment test set by Morgan Stanley.
The tests are a combination of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning tests, and accuracy. We recommend you take some practise tests to familiarise yourself with the format and content of these before you start the real ones. Practice makes perfect!
The deadline to complete the test is 1st June at 11.59 BST.
Applicants will be notified of whether they have passed the test or not by email, no later than Thursday, 15th June 2023.
Training program in detail
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 programs 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morgan Stanley student and graduate opportunities
The EiA program will support candidates to apply to Morgan Stanley Investment Management programs.
There are three key programs opened in Investment Management.
1. Summer analyst program
10 weeks program from June-August 2024.
Available to students who are in penultimate year of study, with an expected graduation date by July 2025.
2. 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.
3. 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 Program you are not applying directly to Morgan Stanley.
Please visit www.morganstanley.com/careers to view all opportunities available at Morgan Stanley.
FAQs: Information for international students:
Can I apply if I require work authorisation?
Morgan Stanley believes that diversity and inclusiveness make for a better workforce. Their employees come from around the globe. Should you require work authorisation your application will still be considered. Morgan Stanley is able to apply for work permits on behalf of prospective new hires and any job offer is conditional upon successful completion of that application.
How can I partake in the internship recruiting process if I am studying abroad?
If you are studying abroad and the recruiting process for the division that you are interested in will be taking place while you are away, if you are invited to the assessment phase with Entrepreneurs in Action please ensure that you:
Let us know that you will be abroad and during what periods of the academic calendar year.
If you are studying abroad during the fall semester, then you will be able to participate in the regular internship recruiting process in the spring.
Program 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 program 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 program 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 programs
"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 program 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."
"My mentor's support by way of insights into investment management and the company's culture, as well as networking, CV and interview preparation advice, gave me a strong foundation to apply for the bank's internships."
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