Morgan Stanley
Institutional Securities

2020 Freshman Enhancement Program

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Placement and duration

The Freshman Enhancement Program provides Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT+ students the opportunity to experience Morgan Stanley culture first-hand. Participating divisions include Wealth Management, Global Capital Markets, Investment Banking, and Sales & Trading and Research. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.

Selected candidates participate in a paid program at our offices in New York City before June and based on participant availability (exact timing of the program to be determined). The program includes valuable training, networking opportunities and exposure to Morgan Stanley professionals across businesses.  

Training program


  • You are a Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or LGBT+ freshman undergraduate student (class of 2023).
  • You have an interest in financial services, excellent work ethic, and strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • You are analytical, quantitative, have the ability to multi-task, are results driven, a leader and a team player with a positive attitude.

Application Process and Deadline

Candidates must submit the complete application along with their resume (including most current GPA) and cover letter. After submitting your application, you will be asked to complete a video-recorded questionnaire through HireVue. You will receive an email with additional information on how to complete the video within 48 hours of submitting your application. We encourage you to account for this in your application timeline. Successful candidates will be selected for at least one interview in order to determine offers.

Please note you will not be able to save the application until it is completed. If you do not have your GPA yet, please note your expected GPA in the application, include details in your cover letter and submit the application. When you receive your GPA, send an updated resume to

Learn more about Our Recruitment Process