Application Deadline: D. E. Shaw Group Discovery Fellowship for Sophomore Women


Sunday, April 26, 2020 (All day)



"The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $46 billion in investment capital.

Since 2016, the D. E. Shaw group has hosted fellowship programs for students interested in learning from experienced leaders and diversely talented minds who are top professionals in their fields. We seek those who have demonstrated passion in their academic or professional pursuits and are curious to learn about our firm—no finance knowledge is required!

The D. E. Shaw group is committed to building a firm that better reflects the diversity of the world in which we live and work—a firm with representation across the spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and life experience. Our efforts to foster a diverse workplace take many forms, including our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which unites people from across the firm to advance our objectives, and our fellowships, sponsorships, and other efforts to introduce members of historically underrepresented groups in finance and technology to the work we do at the firm.

Over the course of three days, fellows participate in a set of unique educational opportunities designed to bring together talented and intellectually curious students and provide them with exposure to what we do at the firm through interactive case studies, seminars led by visiting professors, and sessions with the firm’s own analysts. We usually host fellows at our New York City headquarters—we’re currently doing virtual fellowships. Fellows receive a stipend (our in-person fellowships also cover travel and accommodations, and include excursions to explore the city we call home).

Discovery Fellowship
Monday, May 18th - Wednesday, May 20th 2:00pm-6:00pm EST
Application Deadline: April 26, 2020
Eligibility: Open to women in their sophomore year of a full-time undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university during the spring of 2020. Students from all disciplines with a strong academic record, a demonstrated history of achievement, and a keen interest in exploring the intersection of finance and technology should apply.

How to Apply
Please email all submissions to with the name of the fellowship in the subject line and include the following:

  • resume or CV that includes the candidate’s GPA, course of study, and any record of achievement or distinctions
  • An unofficial transcript
  • One of the following written statements:
    • A self-nomination: In 150 words or less, describe your interest in the opportunity or what makes you a compelling candidate.
    • A faculty recommendation: In 150 words or less, describe why you think the student should be considered for the fellowship."

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