One line of code can change the world. Come write yours with top financial firms.

FinTech Focus is a three-week immersive program designed for incoming college freshmen with an interest in finance, computer science and technology. Over the course of the program, students learn the principles of computer science, gain exposure to the financial services technology, and get hands-on experience developing real-world applications. Students will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, learn the basics of banking and finance, and gain insights into STEM careers paths available in college and beyond. The course will take place at the offices of top financial firms in New York City, and is open to students who are completing their final year of high school and are enrolled in an accredited university for Fall 2019.

FinTech Focus is a three-week immersive program designed for incoming college freshmen with an interest in finance, computer science and technology.

Over the course of the program, students learn the principles of computer science, gain exposure to the financial services technology, and get hands-on experience developing real-world applications. Students will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, learn the basics of banking and finance, and gain insights into STEM careers paths available in college and beyond.

The course will take place at the offices of top financial firms in New York City, and is open to students who are completing their final year of high school and are enrolled in an accredited university for Fall 2019.

FinTech Focus is sponsored by

Bank of America logoGoldman Sachs logoJP Morgan Chase and Co logoMorgan Stanley logoWells Faro logo

FinTech Focus is sponsored by

Bank of America

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Morgan Stanley

Wells Fargo

Skills you'll gain

  • Mastering the core components of the Python development language.
  • Learning to use the command line to control a computer like a professional developer.
  • Creating beautiful user interfaces using HTML and CSS.
  • Developing prototypes and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs)
  • Building full-stack applications using the Flask web framework.
  • Connecting to and using APIs to integrate applications with the wider web.
  • Interacting with databases.

Eligibility

Applicant Requirements

  • Expected high school graduation by June 30, 2019
  • Anticipated enrollment in an accredited university for Fall 2019

Desired Skills

  • Strong interest in software engineering or computer science
  • Strong interest in technology and financial services
  • Possess great time management skills
  • Team player mindset and willingness to work collaboratively
  • Encouraged (but not required) to have prior participation in coding challenges

FAQs

What are the dates/times of the program?

The program starts on July 15, 2019 and ends August 2, 2019. It runs on all weekdays between these dates from 9am - 4pm. Participants are expected to attend all days of the program.

What is the cost of the program?

There is no cost to participate in the program. Additionally, participants will be paid a total stipend of $1800, paid in 2 installments.

If I'm not from the New York City metro area, can I attend the program?

We accept applications from students that do not attend a New York City metro area high school. However, in order to be eligible for the program you must be able to attend the 3 week program in person. Please be advised that housing is not provided through the program, and you will be responsible for securing your own accommodations and transportation to New York.

Is transportation covered?

Yes. Participants in the program will receive a weekly Metrocard for each week of the program.

Where is the program located?

FinTech Focus will be located in the Manhattan offices of the five sponsoring organizations: Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, lunch will be catered daily. We will be sending a survey prior to the start of the program to collect any dietary needs and/or restrictions.

What is the curriculum?

The curriculum is project-based, and focuses on web development with Python. Languages and technologies covered are HTML, CSS, Python, Flask, and Databases. By the end of the course, students will have built their own full-stack web application. This class is not a replacement for a college computer science course - rather, it gives students a practical introduction to building real-world applications. Students will find that the skills they learn in this program will continue to be useful in college-level computer science courses.

Thank You!

Applications are now closed for the 2019 FinTech Focus program. Please visit us next year to learn more about our 2020 cohort.


Thanks,
The FinTech Focus Team