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GIS Mentorship Program

Overview

Through its flagship Mentorship Program, GIS seeks to provide a select group of Sophomores and Juniors with access to best-in-class resources and professional development opportunities. Our program helps students secure top internships in the financial services industry across fields such as Investment Banking, Private Equity, Growth Equity, Hedge Funds, and more.

Admitted Mentees will be:

  • Paired with a Senior GIS Member to receive direct 1-on-1 training 

  • Given access to a library of extensive resources

  • Invited to apply to exclusive internship and full-time opportunities with partner firms

Who Can Apply?

We accept Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors with a GPA greater than 3.50 that are extremely passionate about finance and demonstrate strong potential. 

What is the Application Timeline?

Applications open each Fall and will be followed by an interview with GIS leadership and a technical test covering topics such as financial modeling, macroeconomics, and market philosophy. 

Preferred Qualifications:

- GPA greater than 3.7
- ​Former internship experience in the financial services industry.
- Majoring in a relevant field - Business, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, etc.
- Able to dedicate 3 hours per week over the course of 1 year

2022 Placements & Offers

Full-Time

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2022 & 2023 Internships

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Testimonials

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Tal Dayan, Head of Mentorship - 2022 Investment Analyst, Blackstone New York
tdayan@usc.edu 
  • LinkedIn

GIS Mentorship bridges the gap between what is learned in the classroom and what is required to land highly coveted internship and full-time roles. Our extensive technical training and interview preparation is a proven methodology that has resulted in offers from firms such as Blackstone (Real Estate), Morgan Stanley (Technology IB), J.P. Morgan (various IB verticals), Apax Partners (PE), Perella Weinberg Partners (Industrials IB), Evercore (Energy IB), Lazard (Generalist IB), among others. This mentorship program helps mentees refine their behavioral and technical skills, ultimately allowing them to make the most of their interview opportunities.

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Jordan Marx - 2023 Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Morgan Stanley Menlo Park
jmarx@usc.edu 
  • LinkedIn

Throughout the Investment Banking recruiting process, being able to find community in fellow mentees and dedicated mentors was amazing. GIS Mentorship provided recruiting guides, hours of mock interview prep, and mentors who knew exactly how to train for the most prestigious investment bank interviews. My success would not have been possible if not for the unparalleled effort of GIS Mentorship and my offer is just as much a function of their effort as it is of mine. 

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Kenly Burton - 2023 Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Guggenheim New York
kenlyb@usc.edu 
  • LinkedIn

GIS mentorship was instrumental in helping me land an Investment Banking internship. My mentor helped mock interview me, keep me updated on when applications opened, and gave great feedback on my resume and cover letters. Additionally, I met other sophomores also recruiting through my mentorship group. They’re all intelligent colleagues that I hope to stay connected with throughout my career.