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Welcome to Our

Finance Accelerator

Work 1-on-1 with a dedicated finance professional to build your technical, professional and industry skills.

Lead Company Sponsors

What’s In It For You

Here's a taste of how ModernGuild can help you get where you want to go.

Tuition-Free

Accelerator costs are covered by our sponsors.

1-on-1 Mentorship

Sharpen your skills through personalized coaching.

Guaranteed Interview

Gain priority access to top companies.

Who Should Consider This Accelerator?

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Accelerator Overview

A curriculum that sets you up for success and grows your network

PRE-PROGRAM
Student-Expert Pairing
WEEK 1
Professional Baselining

Sneak Peek

- Personal Branding

- Finance 101

WEEK 2
Industry Deep-Dive

Sneak Peek

- Finance Sector Overview
- Financial Markets

WEEK 3
Technical Skill Building

Sneak Peek

- Discounted Cash Flow
- Leveraged Buyout

WEEK 4
Recruiting Preparation

Sneak Peek

- Live Mock Interviews
- Elevator Pitch

POST-PROGRAM
Interview with Corporate Sponsor

1-hour weekly meetings with 2-3 hours of prep exercises. 
All meetings are conducted live via video conference.

PRE-PROGRAM
Student-Expert Pairing
WEEK 1
Professional Baselining

Sneak Peek

- Personal Branding

- Finance 101

WEEK 2
Industry Deep-Dive

Sneak Peek

- Finance Sector Overview
- Financial Markets

WEEK 3
Technical Skill Building

Sneak Peek

- Discounted Cash Flow
- Leveraged Buyout

WEEK 4
Recruiting Preparation

Sneak Peek

- Live Mock Interviews
- Elevator Pitch

POST-PROGRAM
Interview with Corporate Sponsor

1-hour weekly meetings with 2-3 hours of prep exercises. 
All meetings are conducted live via video conference.

Perks of the Program

  • 1
    4 hours of 1-on-1 coaching from a dedicated finance professional.
  • 5
    The keys to our Knowledge Center, which contains curated videos, webinars and tips.
  • 2
    Individual Live Mock Interviews (LMIs) to prepare you for recruiting interviews.
  • 6
    Weekly, intimate gatherings with fellow participants and an ambassador from your company sponsor.
  • 3
    Access to a network of more than 2,500 ModernGuild students and mentors.
  • 7
    Ongoing access to exclusive professional opportunities from our growing portfolio of company partners.
  • 4
    Early invitations to all ModernGuild workshops and events.
  • 8
    Regular insider dispatches from our company partners to expand and deepen your familiarity with the industry.

Meet Your Experts

Learn from over 500 leading industry experts in your chosen field.

AASTHA BIYANI
Assistant Manager
@ Inga Capital
ALFREDO RIVERA
Investment Banking Associate
@ Citigroup
AMBRICE MILLER
VP
@ BlackRock
ARYANA KESHAVARZ
Private Equity Associate
@ Metalmark Capital
BRAD ASTON
Managing Director
@ Barclays
CARLOS BONILLA
MBA Summer Intern
@ Vanguard
CAROLINE LUNDBERG
Senior Analyst
@ Adakin Capital
DARIEN DAVIS
VP
@ Credit Suisse
DAVID HU
Associate
@ J.P. Morgan
ELLIOTT LORENZ
Co-Founder, CEO
@ Edge Focus Partners
HAMZAH MAZARI
Equity Research
@ Macquarie Group
JESSIE LEE
Product Manager
@ CoverWallet
JOHN LEHMAN
Professional Staff Member
@ Senate Armed Services Committee
JOSEPH WATT
Corporate Development/M&A
@ AT&T
JUSTIN DE LA CHAPELLE
VP
@ AEA Investors
KRISTOPHER TRACY
Leveraged Finance IB Associate
@ Guggenheim Partners
KURT DAVIS
IB Associate
@ Barclays
MALLORY DOWNING
Senior Investment Analyst
@ Adakin Capital
MICHAEL LANDERER
VP
@ Dorilton Capital
MIKE MCQUIGG
Managing Director
@ Gladstone Companies
OCTAVIO SANDOVAL
Director - Derivatives
@ MassMutual
PATRICK CORMANY
Senior Investment Consultant
@ Mesirow Financial
RICHARD VIDAL
Summer Associate, Investment Management
@ Goldman Sachs
SUBBU PICHAPPAN
Summer Sr. Associate
@ Baring Private Equity Asia

What Our Members Say

Learn how ModernGuild has impacted the lives of our graduates.

"Although I received a finance education through many of my college classes, my career coach gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed in the interview process. Aside from clarifying technical questions, she was a huge support system, and for that I am unceasingly appreciative!"

Shruti Kumar
NYU

"The accelerator gives you an insight into real world practices in finance and lets you apply concepts you learn in the class and the four week program through tailored assignments. The one-on-one conversations with my mentor was the most valuable aspect of it, since I got real time feedback and the opportunity to ask questions right away."

Shaibyaa Rajbhandari
Cornell University

"The MG Accelerator boosted my technical skills and strengthened my ability to communicate ideas clearly -- it definitely gave me an huge advantage during the recruiting process and helped me get my job at Citi."

Jennifer Zhang
University of Michigan
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2,000 + Student Community

500 + Expert Network

How To Apply

3 simple steps to join our community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What key dates should I be aware of?

What key dates should I be aware of?

The Priority Deadline for Summer 2018 Accelerators is February 8, 2018 and the Final Deadline is March 1, 2018. By completing your application before the Priority Deadline, you will not only receive a prioritized review for Summer 2018 Accelerators, but you will also become eligible for consideration in several Boot Camps hosted by our Company Partners in April. As with our Accelerators, all Boot Camp offer decisions will be made by our partners, not ModernGuild. 

Sponsorship announcements will begin on April 15, and all Accelerators will run between May and July. Keep in mind, we've designed our summer programming so that it can work flexibly around any other responsibilities you may have. You are only expected to commit around 5 hours/week to ModernGuild, which means you're welcome to participate on top of another internship or job.

What is the ModernGuild application comprised of?

What is the ModernGuild application comprised of?

The application consists of 3 major steps: Common App, Resume, Industry App(s). The first captures your basic professional/academic/personal history as well as your general industry preferences. The second is straightforward – just upload your resume! And the third, depending on which industry you've indicated an interest in, captures your motivation and existing knowledge of that space. This is done through a combination of ranking questions, short answer responses and recorded videos. Keep in mind that the short answer and video sections are simply an opportunity for you to showcase your experiences and tell us why you are a good fit for ModernGuild, please don't be intimidated by them.

To get started, please create an account through our website. You will be guided through the process from there! 

By participating, am I obligated to accept a job offer?

By participating, am I obligated to accept a job offer?

Nope, you are not obligated to accept an internship or job offer. However, given the demand for any given Accelerator, we do hope that you will only enroll if you have a sincere interest in working with the sponsoring company. In order to keep things fair, we also ask that all enrolled students abstain from accepting any other job offers until 1 month after the program's completion.

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