Morgan Stanley

Placement and duration

Summer Associates will split their time between two of the following sector teams: Commodities, Consumers, Energy & Utilities, Financials, HealthCare, Industrials, Materials, Media, Strategy, Telecommunication and Technology. Placement is based on demand, skill set of the candidate and candidate preference.

Training program

The Summer Associate Program begins with a training and development curriculum that will equip you with the fundamental skills and personal and professional awareness that you will need in order to be successful in Equity Research. Training is approximately one week long and includes a firmwide orientation, business overviews, accounting, and financial modeling — including proprietary model-building systems — case studies and networking events. You will also be assigned a mentor upon your arrival at the Firm.

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Neel Associate, Equity Research


  • Gather and analyze industry data to develop an industry vision.
  • Analyze emerging trends in an industry or macroeconomy.
  • Assess relative stock valuations and review findings with your team and ultimately with internal clients.
  • Build relationships with Sales & Trading and Research.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an MBA with a strong academic background.
  • You have strong quantitative, analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • You have a keen interest in the financial markets with a research instinct and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • You are intellectually curious, focused and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.


Morgan Stanley New York

Founded in New York City in 1935, Morgan Stanley has evolved into one of the world's foremost financial institutions, with more than 55,000 employees in 43 countries. Our New York headquarters offers the finest in financial thinking, products and execution to individual investors, companies, institutions and government agencies. We offer our clients the personalized attention and service of a boutique, the intelligence and creativity of the brightest professionals in the industry and the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

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Application Process & Deadlines

Students must apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school’s on-campus system.

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