Opportunities for a Future in the Financial Services Industry

Gateway to Leadership (GTL) provides access to the financial services industry to aspiring individuals upon college graduation who may not otherwise have a natural path into the industry, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, women and students from less recognized universities. For members of the Money Management Institute (MMI), Gateway to Leadership offers an opportunity to increase their workplace diversity while providing access to an extraordinary talent pool of highly motivated young professionals.

Every year, fellowships are awarded through a national search of outstanding candidates. Leading firms—members of MMI—accept Gateway to Leadership students to work in their firms for an eight-week internship. The program is administered through an extraordinary partnership, managed by the United Negro College Fund and sponsored by MMI and its member firms.

As a participant, you will get immediate, realistic information about working in corporate America, build your resume, and when you decide that a career in this challenging industry is right for you, you’ll have a foot in the door!

“What makes Gateway unique is that it creates a two-way dynamic: It introduces top students to a range of potential career paths they may not have considered otherwise, while getting participating firms to think about the work that has to be done if they are going to address the needs of an increasingly multicultural marketplace. Gateway is a success for the students and the firms, and eventually for investors and the industry as a whole. ”

—Christopher Davis, Strategic Adviser & Past-President, MMI

  • Special Thanks To Our Host Firms

  • Need More Info

    Students please contact:
    Annette Singletary, UNCF Program Director
    (202) 810-0247


    Corporate Firms please contact:
    Sarah Reinhart, MMI VP, Member Services
    (202) 822-4949


  • Students Voices

    Share Your Experiences

    “Gateway to Leadership was the best experience of my life. The program provides students with professional and soft skills necessary to be successful. I have received valuable information that will help me excel in my career. I have gained countless resources through this program and I would advise all students who wish to pursue a career in financial services to apply.”

    —Anthony Evans, 2015 GTL Fellow

    “My experiences with the Gateway to Leadership program and my host firm have been exceptional. I was able to expand my network tremendously and learn lessons that I will carry throughout my professional career.”

    —Justin Taylor, 2015 GTL Fellow