TRIP Application Instructions


Howdy! Welcome to the TRIP Application web site. The Trading, Risks and Investments Program is open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors.

Let’s get started! Please review the step-by-step instructions below for submitting your Electronic Application by October 12, 2017.

*** Fall 2017 Applicants – There is no letter of recommendation required for TRIP, however the application system will not let you submit your application unless a file has been uploaded. Please just upload a blank word document into this section, then you will be able to submit your application. For the essays, there is only one dropbox so you will need to combine all six into one document and upload them all together as one file.

If you have questions about the application, please contact Taylor Collins at

Application Review:

Applications are due October 12, 2017.

You will need to create an account before you begin the application, and then begin the application by filling out personal information and complete all required sections.

Students must complete the entire application and the required six essays to be considered. The Advisory Board members will review complete applications and essays and invite those who meet the program requirements to speed interviews. Advisory Board members will interview with candidates Thursday, November 16 during a half-day of speed interviews.


TRIP applicants can find valuable help by taking advantage of the following resources:

  • Writing Center (for non-Mays & Mays students) ALL LOCATIONS and
  • Career Center, for essays and resume.  (Suite 340 Wehner for Mays Students; 209 Koldus for non-Mays students)
  • Attend informational sessions to have your application reviewed by a current TRIP student

Important Dates

October 12, 2017 – Application Deadline

TRIP informational schedule

After applications are received, there well be the internal department screening & external Board Member review.

Interview Notifications will be sent via e-mail, approximately 2-3 weeks after submission deadline.

Pre-Interview Informational Meeting will be held the week before the speed interviews (date TBA).

The speed interviews will be held Thursday, November 16.

For application questions, please contact Lois Carter at or call 979-862-2313, or stop by her office in Wehner, 351F (down the hall from Dr. Hallermann).