Steven Saslow: Rutgers Alumnus Volunteering to Mentor Young Minds

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Road to Wall Street
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With almost 45 years of financial investment experience, Steven Saslow was a managing director at The Blackstone Group in New York. Since his retirement in December 2007, Rutgers alumnus Steven Saslow continues to provide financial consultation advice and currently serves as a mentor in the Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program.

The goal of the Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program is to familiarize students with having a career on Wall Street and to help undergraduates build a network of alumni who are currently established with Wall Street employers such as Citi, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and more. Participants are paired with a mentor and are offered resources such as counseling, skills training, and interview evaluations. In order to gain insight into interviews held during the junior year, mentees must attend six boot camp sessions, each lasting two hours. The program also facilitates student visits to various corporate employers, allowing a hands-on experience to the life of a Wall Street professional.

Although the Rutgers Road to Wall Street program is open to all majors, applicants must adhere to a list of qualifications to gain acceptance. Besides holding a 3.3 grade point average, each candidate must be a first or second year student, and he or she must submit a resume with cover letter expressing interest in having a career in Wall Street.