Overview

Global Platinum Securities recruits freshmen and sophomore students from its eight chapter schools. Upon entry to the Analyst Program, analysts will commence the GPS Education Program.

The Education Program begins shortly after analysts are selected and continues over the summer, culminating in a stock pitch at our Fall Conference in New York City. Upon successful completion of the program, successful analysts are invited to become full-time members.

The analyst program is highly selective and seeks candidates that exhibit unique skill sets, leadership capabilities, intellectual curiosity, and a dynamic personality.


Timelines

Recruitment for our US-based charter schools, which occurs during the spring semester, follows the timelines outlined below.

On-campus information sessions: Early February

 

Resume and Cover Letter Deadlines by School

Colorado: 11:59 p.m. (MT) Friday, 10 February 2017

Dayton: 11:59 p.m. (ET) Saturday, 4 February 2017

Georgetown: 11:59 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Harvard: 11:59 p.m. (ET) Saturday, 4 February 2017

LSE: Late November 2016

MIT: 11:59 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, 15 February 2017

NYU: 11:59 p.m. (ET) Sunday, 12 February 2017

Penn: 11:59 p.m. (ET) Sunday, 5 February 2017


Analyst Program

The GPS education program is designed to introduce analysts to basic business and financial concepts, with a particular focus on evaluating the prospects of the common stock of publicly listed enterprises. During the Education Program, GPS analysts learn about the qualitative and quantitative aspects of business through a variety of avenues including reading materials, conference calls with industry professionals, and interaction with fellow analysts and GPS members. Key concepts covered during the program include:

  • Financial ratios 
  • Basic accounting principles (including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement analysis) 
  • Porter’s Five Forces 
  • SWOT analysis
  • Discounted cash flow analysis

These concepts are used to analyze and understand businesses qualitatively in preparation for determining their value based on quantitative methodologies. Within sector groups, analysts apply what they learn during the program to public companies with the aid of SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings (i.e. 10-K, 10-Q, etc.), as well as other publicly available resources including press releases, industry reports, and government-generated statistics.

While the program focuses extensively on printed material for education, one of the greatest resources for education is the depository of knowledge contained by fellow analysts and members. Interaction between members and analysts creates an environment conducive to learning and makes for an invaluable summer experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Education Program a summer internship?

No, the Education Program is not a summer internship. Many previous Analysts have completed the Education Program while holding a variety of summer internships.

Do I have to stay at my school’s location to complete the Education Program?

No, the Education program can be completed anywhere. Units are assigned and turned in online and do not require Analysts to be physically present. Previous analysts have completed the Education program from all over the world.