fall 2020 Recruitment timeline

Virtual Information Session

Sunday, September 13th 3:00 p.m.

Zoom Link

Meet the Members: Zoom Networking Chats

Monday, September 14th through Friday, September 18th

Sign-up Link

Application Deadline

Thursday, September 24th 11:59 p.m.


Sunday, September 27th

Application Instructions



The application consists of 4 parts: a resume, a cover letter, an unofficial transcript and photo. The photo is used to put a face with a name when reviewing applications, it can be professional or casual. 
Your application will not be considered if any of 4 parts are missing. Please email your application to

Please indicate your expected graduation date on your resume.

Your cover letter should address your primary career objectives and why you should be admitted into the club.  Please limit your cover letter to one page, double-spaced.

Unofficial transcripts are available via the “Request My Student Record” link under the Academics tab of Student Center in MyUW.

Please title every file in your application with your last name, first name and which part of the application it is; e.g. (Serpe, Maxim_Resume).

Please direct any further recruitment questions to Maxim Serpe at

Recommended Online Resources

Recommended Reading list

 Investment Banking

Too Big to Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin
Monkey Business, Rolfe and Troob
The Accidental Investment Banker, Knee
The Partnership, Charles D. Ellis
Liars Poker, Lewis
Barbarians at the Gate, Burroughs and Helyar
The Predator’s Ball, Bruck
Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe
Big Deal, Wasserstein



Networking Is a Contact Sport, Joe Sweeney
Built to Last, Collins and Porras
Den of Thieves, Stewart
A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Malkiel
Inventing Money, Nicholas Dunbar
When Genius Fails, Roger Lowenstein



Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Lefevre
The New Market Wizards, Schwager
Come into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading, Elder
Inside the Yield Book, Homer and Leibowitz



Dangerous Markets, Barton, Newell, and Wilson
20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World, Courtney
Aligning the Stars, Tierney and Lorsch
The Accelerating Organization, Maira and Scott-Morgan
The Art of Warfare, Sun-Tzu

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