I have been contact by numerous people asking if a degree in Physics is useful on Wall Street. A lot of people have the miss-conception that you need a Finance degree. I know people with a communication degree and they are Senior and Executives on Wall Street. At the end of the day... 1. You need an internship on Wall Street and you are in. However, the saying is also true: "It is who you know that puts you ahead of what you know in most cases".