Meraki Honors Program in Finance
This summer, intern at a leading financial firm in New York City while being mentored by a faithful Christian financier.
Where Faith and Finance Meet
The Meraki Program is an intensive and highly selective program designed for top Christian students from across the United States with a passion for finance and plans to pursue a career in New York City upon graduation. The program combines a financial internship at a top NYC firm, with field trips to key financial institutions, a Christian mentor for each student, and a college class on Faith and Finance. The class will discuss ways that the Christian faith intersects with Finance and the Financial Services industry in NYC.
About the Program
The 10-week course will introduce students to different financial institutions and their roles in the marketplace. Students will hear from leading Christian practitioners, and discuss how Biblical principles are applicable to everyday operations at each type of institution.
Students will spend 30+ hours per week working in finance at a leading firm in NYC. Upon acceptance into the program students will interview via video conference with companies for placement. Internships available include Investment Banking, Private Equity, Hedge Fund / Family Office, Office of the CFO, and others. Students will be expected to complete related assignments and papers to receive course credit.
Students will be assigned a Christian mentor to meet with regularly throughout the term. We have chosen mentors who have demonstrated a commitment and dedication to their faith while navigating long hours at work and pursuing a challenging financial career.
Michael Hrynuik is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at The King’s College in New York City. Prior to joining King’s, Michael worked as an Investment Banker specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets. He has helped over 150 companies raise close to $100 billion in equity and advised Fortune 500 companies on both domestic and cross-border acquisitions and joint-ventures. Michael earned his MBA from Yale University and his BComm from the University of Calgary.
To be considered for admission to the program, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, have a B+ in calculus, and either be enrolled in or have completed a college class in accounting. You should have completed your sophomore year before the summer program begins.
Send your sealed official college transcript to:
Office of NYCS Admissions
The King’s College
New York, NY 10004
Please submit a current resume either by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by uploading it when you submit your application.
Essay prompt: Is a career in finance at odds with the Christian faith? How do you reconcile the issues and why is this the correct field for you?
Submit your essay (500-word maximum) either by emailing us at email@example.com, or by uploading it when you submit your application.
To be accepted into this program, you must be nominated by a professor or faculty member at your current college who can attest to your character, academic ability, and potential for success. Provide the nominator’s name and email address in the online application. Your nominator will receive an automated request to submit the nomination.
Submit Pastoral Reference
You must submit a reference letter from a pastor or church leader who can attest to your commitment to the Christian faith. Provide a name and email address in the online application, and the reference provider will receive an automated request to submit the reference.
Submit a 2-minute video discussing your background, ambitions, and why you are a good fit for the program. Email us the video at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit Enrollment Deposit
Upon admittance to the program, submit your $1,000 enrollment deposit.
Tuition and housing for the 10-week period will cost $10,500. This cost will be partially offset by income earned from the internship and grants starting at $2,500 per student. You will be advised of your grant when you are accepted into the program. Housing will be in The King’s College student housing.