Throughout the year The Wasserman Center will highlight various employers and offices that have expressed a serious commitment to diversity. Feel free to directly contact the highlighted employer or office for additional information.
Our current spotlight:
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is the nation's premiere summer internship program for talented underrepresented students of color. The SEO Career Program offers challenging, paid summer internships in topinvestment banks on Wall Street, industry leading and global companies, prestigious law firms and best-in-classnonprofit organizations. Interns earn up to $1,300 per week. As a result of our rigorous, comprehensive program historically on average 75% of eligible interns receive full-time job offers. In addition to an 8-10 week internship, SEO provides extensive training before the internship, industry access to senior executives through exclusive networking sessions, mentor support, a spirit of community service and a lifetime network of over 6,000 SEO alumni. The program is open to all majors and there are opportunities at each undergraduate level - including SEO-U, the pipeline virtual enrichment & mentorship program for underclassmen. SEO has been featured in Princeton Review's "The Best 109 Internships" and Vault.com's "Top 10 U.S. Internships". Internships are available in the following disciplines:
- Asset Management
- Finance/Accounting (Wall Street & Fortune 500 companies)
- Human Resources
- Investment Banking & Private Equity
- Investment Research
- Marketing & Sales
- Non-Profit (Teach For America & select foundations)
- Sales & Trading
- Technology (Wall Street & Fortune 500 companies)
- Transactions Services
SEO's mission is: "Preparing young people of color to lead by example in their families, communities, and careers". Since 1980, SEO has provided underrepresented students of color with summer internships leading to full-time jobs. More than 30 years later, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are still underrepresented in many top entry level jobs. We partner with best-in-class firms, companies and organizations who have a commitment to diversity in the workplace. As a direct result of the Career Program and the high performance of its interns, SEO has significantly increased the number of people of color employed on Wall Street and by major corporations nationwide.