How to Be a Wall Street Intern (Once You’re Already a Wall Street Intern)
No black clothing: You bought a black Kenneth Cole suit for your high school prom, and wore it to your internship interviews. It’s a really nice suit — I get it. However, wearing it on Wall Street will not end well. You’ll get nicknamed “the funeral director.” People will ask where your partner Tommy Lee Jones is.
“A guy in our class wore a black suit,” a former bank intern told Intel. “We would all ask him, ‘Hey, buddy, can you pull the car around?’”
Don’t be that guy. Black shirts? Also a no-no.
—Daily Intel’s Kevin Roose consulted with some former Wall Street interns for his guide on how to WIN your Wall Street internship (no tips on how to become a Wall Street intern, but I think it starts with prep school). Part one was about where to live (avoid Murray Hill, srsly), and part two is all about what to wear. According to Roose, Wall Street interns can expect to make $15,000 over the summer. Does the class divide start here, with some of us in unpaid internships, and these guys making bank? (No, it started way, way, way earlier than that, duh.)