Student Programs

The Investment Office sponsors three programs for Williams College students interested in institutional investment management:

Winter Study Program: A winter study class open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Summer Analyst Program: Summer positions open to rising juniors and seniors.

Full-Time Investment Analyst Program: A three-year position open to graduating seniors.

If you have questions regarding any of these programs, please contact us at [email protected].

Winter Study Program (ECON 23 “Investing”)

The Investment Office staff leads a four week Winter Study class (ECON 23) on campus every January. This course provides an overview of endowment and investment management.

Students are expected to attend all classes, complete a set of relevant readings, keep a journal, and prepare a final presentation. No prerequisites are required.

All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from any major are eligible to apply for the Winter Study Program. The application process takes place in the early fall, before course selection for Winter Study. Please see the course catalog for more details on our Winter Study class.

Winter Study Class 2020

Summer Analyst Program

This unique opportunity is a structured introduction to endowment and investment management.

Through formal training and project work, Summer Analysts gain a broad understanding of how an institutional investment portfolio is managed and how investment managers are selected and monitored.

Summer Analysts 2022

Summer Analysts learn about global equities, hedge funds, venture capital, buyouts, commodities, real estate and fixed income. Exposure cuts across US and non-U.S. markets, both developed and emerging.

Summer Analysts are integral members of the Investment Office team. Over the course of the summer, they meet professionals from across the industry and assist on projects that influence investment and operational decisions.

All rising juniors and seniors from any major are eligible to apply to the Summer Analyst program.  The recruiting process takes place in January. Please see our posting on Handshake for further information.


Full-Time Investment Analyst Program

Current Full-Time Analysts Ricardo Torres-Garzon ’21 and Mina Burns ’22

The Investment Analyst program is a three-year, full-time position open to two graduates of Williams College.

Whenever one of the Investment Analysts completes their three-year term, the Investment Office hires a graduating Williams senior to replace them. The next recruitment period for this position begins in Fall 2023.

The Investment Analysts are responsible for supporting the investment team with manager due diligence, ongoing portfolio analysis, and operational projects. In addition, the Investment Analyst help prepare monthly performance reports and quarterly materials for Investment Committee and Advisory Committee meetings.

The Investment Analysts receive comprehensive training and are mentored in achieving their next career step upon completion of their term.

All seniors from any major are eligible to apply to the Investment Analyst program.  When the position is open, the recruiting process takes place in the fall. Please see our posting on Handshake for further information.