Morgan Stanley
Institutional Securities

Sophomore Summer Analyst

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program description

Morgan Stanley is made up of many talents and perspectives. One way we demonstrate our commitment to diversity is through the Sophomore Summer Program. This program is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts, open to Black, Hispanic, Native American, Female and/or LGBT+ college sophomores. 

This 10-week program consists of a variety of presentations and exercises led by experts ranging from professors and industry leaders to current Analysts and senior bankers. It includes course work in industry and product-specific training, an introduction to Morgan Stanley proprietary analytical tools, as well as an overall education about the Firm. Throughout the program, you will work in small groups with your classmates and benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on meaningful projects. 


  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree with a graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • You are analytical, adaptive, possess a strong work ethic, are a leader yet team player, as well as a multi-tasker.
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • While no prior knowledge of finance or sales & trading is required, you must have a keen interest in finance and markets.

participating business units

You may submit an application for up to three of the following: 

  • Bank Resource Management
  • Equity Research
  • Fixed Income
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Institutional Equity
  • Investment Banking
  • Quantitative Finance 

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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