Note: Due to strict visa requirements in the UK, placement in the UK will be restricted for students with some international passports. Prior to applying to this project center, please have a conversation with the Center Director to understand how this could impact your placement.
Students participating in the Wall Street Project Center are assigned to one of two locations, depending on project availability: New York or London. These cities are high-powered centers of global financial activity, vibrant art and entertainment, and world-class multicultural cuisine.
The Wall Street Project Center presents opportunities for MQP projects, and potential future employment, with some of the best firms in the world, including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and BNP Paribas. Each project sponsor has a need for bright young individuals who are interested in technology and investing.
"Working with Morgan Stanley in London through the Wall Street Project Center was a fantastic experience that really broadened my horizons as an industrial engineer at WPI. As a result, I have decided to continue pursuing the financial services industry as the launching point for my career." Luis Rodriguez, Morgan Stanley Project, London
“As a result of my MQP on Wall Street, I was offered a job at Bank of America where I am now working. It was my MQP on Wall Street that allowed me to achieve my goals.” Jason Tondreau, Bank of America Project, New York
"My project focused on work flow analysis. As a physics major I could apply some of the laws of physics to financial markets. This was a win-win because our project resulted in some new ways of thinking for the company and I learned a tremendous amount." Angelo Chandler, Bank of America Project, London
Risk reduction - Improving risk reporting and technology at Lehman Brothers for country and credit risk Information sharing - Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of information sharing practices for trading support teams in the Global Credit Products division of Bank of America Client services - Identifying best practices in client service at New York and London branches of Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage