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MBA Internships: Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo Securities consists of over 4,500 team members in 40+ offices across the US, Europe and Asia focused on middle market and large corporations, and global institutional investors. Wells Fargo Securities brings together the company's market-leading businesses in debt and equity underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, loan syndications, debt and equity sales and trading, tax-exempt products, research and economics, and hedging products relating to equity, commodities and interest rate risks. Our customer-driven model is focused on delivering capital markets solutions to long standing customer relationships in middle market, large corporate, institutional, commercial real estate, municipal and internal Wells Fargo client segments.

Program Overview

Organized by industry sector, the Investment Banking and Capital Markets team of Wells Fargo Securities is dedicated to understanding the unique competitive and operating environments of our clients. The group combines strong relationships and industry knowledge with superior capital markets and advisory capabilities that includes debt and equity underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, and loan syndications. Our team maintains active relationships with a broad universe of middle market, large corporate and institutional clients, and is highly experienced in delivering exceptional execution.

Summer Program

The Summer Associate Program is non-rotational and provides an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a full-time investment banker. The duration of the summer program is approximately ten weeks. Summer associates receive a comprehensive professional and educational experience through on-the-job learning and practice by joining a business group and working alongside team members who are experts in their fields. In addition, the program offers organized activities that allow participants to receive analytical training, meet senior executives, network with other summer associates across business lines, and form lasting friendships.

Opportunities

The Summer Associate Program is non-rotational and provides the opportunity to gain exposure and experience working for one of the most well regarded financial institutions in the world; learn about our business and the many careers and professional development opportunities; expand personal and professional networks; incorporate knowledge gained in school while learning new skills and interview for future career opportunities at Wells Fargo. Summer associate opportunities are available in Charlotte, New York, San Francisco, Houston, and Los Angeles within one of the following industry or product groups.

Corporate Finance

Provides a full range of investment banking and advisory services to clients in the following industries:
  • Consumer, Healthcare and Gaming
  • Energy and Power
  • Financial Institutions
  • Industrials
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Debt Capital Markets

Originates, structures, underwrites, and syndicates various debt (including high yield) and quasi-equity securities for corporate and financial sponsor clients. Provides financing solutions tailored to corporate and financial sponsor clients to support acquisition financing, growth financing, recapitalizations and/or refinancing transactions.

Equity Capital Markets

Partners with Equity Origination, Equity Syndicate and the Special Equities Desk to originate structure and execute equity and equity-linked financing solutions for corporate and financial sponsor clients.

Financial Sponsors

Originates leveraged finance, mergers/acquisitions, and equity transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions / Advisory

Assists middle market and large corporate clients in achieving their strategic and financial objectives in partnership with industry and specialty coverage groups. Services include sell side advisory, buy side advisory, strategic financial advisory, fairness opinions, takeover defense, and private equity placements.

Middle Market Group

Provides investment banking coverage to select middle-market clients and emerging growth companies in Wells Fargo's core commercial and retail geographic footprint. The group advises middle market financial sponsors and has dedicated merger and acquisition execution capabilities.

Full-time Associate Opportunities

Based on outstanding performance, summer associates may receive an offer to join the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Associate Program upon receiving an MBA. Prior to joining a business unit on a full-time basis, associates participate in an eight week, comprehensive training program in Charlotte. The training brings together all the associates from various lines of business and includes classroom instruction in financial accounting, cash flow, credit analysis, financial modeling, valuation as well as preparation for the Series 79 and 63 license exams. Wells Fargo professionals and consultants with special expertise in their fields equip associates with the skills, knowledge and tools to make an immediate contribution to their team. Associates will also receive on-the-job coaching, mentoring, and feedback throughout their tenure.

Responsibilities

As active team members in a focused industry or product group, associates help orchestrate capital raising and strategic advisory transactions. Associates assume significant responsibility that may include:
  • Developing and maintaining models to depict projected financial results and to value companies
  • Supporting various financial analyses, including valuations and merger consequences
  • Performing comprehensive and in-depth company and industry research
  • Preparing presentations and other materials for clients
  • Conducting research, participating in strategic planning and assisting in the execution of advisory services
  • Participating in client meetings, due diligence visits, and other client interactions to gain exposure to key executives and senior bankers
  • Developing and mentoring junior talent
Minimum Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in working effectively as an individual and as part of a team
  • Strong personal motivation, attention to detail and creative mindset
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment
  • Dedication to building a career in the financial services industry
  • Willingness to work long hours in a demanding, highly focused, collaborative, and team environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • A first year MBA student (anticipated graduation date May-June 2015) working to obtain a master’s degree in business administration with coursework in financial accounting and corporate finance
  • Professional experience through internships, part-time or full-time work, and/or extra-curricular activities
  • An individual who demonstrates a sense of personal accountability and urgency for achieving results

Wells Fargo will not sponsor visas for these positions, and will not hire individuals whose work eligibility is based on their F-1 or other student visa status. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis.

More Information

 
Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
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