Watch the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) Finals today from 8:30am -5pm CT!
Watch Livestream
Loading Events
Go Back to All Events
  • This event has passed.

PE 101 for College Students

Join Polsky investor-in-residence, Chris McGowan, for a general information session focused on private equity. Learn key insights into the industry, and how to successfully navigate the pursuit of a career in private equity. 

Chris McGowan has been a venture capital and private equity investor for 24 years and is the general partner of CJM Ventures, a private equity firm focused on buyouts, growth equity, and venture capital investments in companies located near Chicago. In 2011, Chris retired as a managing director from Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), where he co-headed their basic industries practice for the last five years of his 12-year career there and oversaw equity investments totaling over $2.0 billion.

This event is an IIR workshop. The investor-in-residence program provides mentorship and coaching to University of Chicago Booth students interested in learning about and pursuing careers in private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurship through acquisition. Successful Chicago-based investors are available to meet one-on-one with students throughout the academic year and host regular small group sessions and workshops.

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyze your use of products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts.