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The
Sophomore
Spark

Automate and dominate the undergraduate recruiting process. Rise above the competition with powerful automation tools, step-by-step gameplans, and a network of alumni & mentors that accelerate your success.

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    Applications are now open for the Class of 2027!

    Unlike other coaching programs, we limit our class size to approximately 60 total students to ensure 2 students for every 1 mentor on our team. See it for yourself -- the volume and quality of 1-on-1 coaching with TBO is unmatched. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so don't miss this opportunity to secure your spot in this year's class.

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    Program Overview

    Our training program for sophomores triples our students' average earnings out of college. And we don't burden them with large payments or loans while they're in the program. Students can pay a small portion of their first-year base salaryAFTER they start earning income from a high paying job on Wall Street. It's a win-win -- no payments at all after your first-year base salary. Check out how much investment bankers make after year 1 in the table further below.

    $62K

    1st year earnings for private school graduates

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    $163K

    1st year earnings in entry level roles on Wall Street

    3%

    Acceptance rate for entry level roles on Wall Street

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    90%

    Success rate for graduates of the Sophomore Spark

    Don’t Settle for Less than the Best

    Here’s Where Our Students Work

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    Hear from Our Students

    Shreya Mohandas

    From Emory University straight to Houlihan Lokey

    Luke LeLay

    Got his dream job at Bank of America

    Dafe Uvieghara

    Banker at Evercore who started at Boston College.

    Sarah Cheah

    Went from Babson College straight to Ares

    Tiffany Chen

    From Baruch College straight to JP Morgan

    Arsh Shah

    Went from NYU to Guggenheim Partners.

    Joshua Park

    Landed a dream IB internship at Nomura.

    Shawn Lim

    Started at NYU Stern, now heading to Barclays.

    David Arias

    From Pomona College to Wells Fargo

    David Gibbons

    Got a dream internship at Houlihan Lokey

    Sophia Green

    From Rutgers University directly to Mizuho.

    Sophie Krum

    From University of Michigan straight to Nomura Investment Banking

    Jun-Hong Chen

    From Boston College to Aeris Partners.

    Jose Torres

    Jose’s success story of getting a job at Evercore

    Jaime Matos

    From Brown University straight to Guggenheim Partners

    Noa Kimura

    From NYU straight to Nomura.

    Herman Wan

    Landed an investment banking offer at Citi.

    Carlos Zaldivar

    From SMU straight to Credit Suisse

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      Payment Structure

      There is no upfront cost for you beyond the $300 commitment fee to participate in the program. First, we help you dominate recruiting -- then you’ll pay it forward as less than 15% of your base salary only after you begin earning from a high-paying job on Wall Street. The average student in our class makes over $150K their first year out of college even after paying their TBO Tuition -- over 200% more than their peers.

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      Join a Powerful Community

      We leverage our existing industry connections to help our students land offers on Wall Street and advance in their careers. You’ll learn alongside an ambitious class of sophomores from schools around the country, as well as a diverse community of mentors and alumni.

      Lifetime Membership

      And the program doesn’t end after the Sophomore Spark — once you’re a part of TBO, you’re a member for life. You’ll get personalized career support through your junior year internship & even after you hit the desk as an analyst. Plus, tap into the network from your class & previous TBO classes at critical points throughout your career.

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      Cover Every Step On Your Journey to Wall Street

      Your success is our success. We have created a first-of-its-kind program to cover every step of the investment banking journey.

      During the Sophomore Spark

      Steppingstone Experiences

      Resume & Application Materials

      Understanding Banking

      Dominating Networking

      Passing Interviews

      Leveraging Offers

      On-the-job coaching for the internship & full-time included in your program

      Group Placements

      Dominating the Internship

      Modeling Training

      Top Bucket Checklist

      Exit Opportunities

      Apply for the Sophomore Spark!

      Getting a banking offer is about sticking out! Our first course of action is helping you build a brand that stands out from other students and immediately helps you build credibility with bankers.

      This means helping you land stepping-stone experiences for your resume and end-to-end materials preparation, including your resume cover letter, and LinkedIn profile.

      Wall Street is a closed network, but we are here to help you break in!

      The everyday tactics you learn at school aren’t enough, We will give you access to our proprietary strategies, tools, & network to ensure you know how to talk to bankers and leave an impression. Powerful automation technologies save you dozens of hours of finding contacts and emailing investment bankers on your own, so you can focus on studying for interviews and actually taking networking calls to get more referrals.

      Banking requires a very specific subset of behavioral and technical skills. Our curriculum will give you the complete confidence to walk into your interview knowing you can handle any question!

      Get access to self-training, group-training, and 1 on 1 mock interviews with bankers who have been in your exact shoes, so you can work on both the content and delivery of your answers.

      We’ll never let you fall behind the competition! We’ll keep you up to date on the latest interview timelines, recruiting events and school specific programs to make sure you’re covering all your bases. When the time comes, we help with negotiating your offers and teaching you how to dominate the summer internship.

      Land Your Dream Job in 12 Weeks!

      We combine professional skills development, and Industry specific education to help you break into the most competitive industry

      Perfecting Your Brand

      Networking Like an MD

      Mastering Interviews

      Securing The Offer

      Unlock the Highest Earning Potential

      Investment banks are notable for their selectivity and high salaries and we are here to make sure you will be the one bringing this in next year!

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