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IIR Workshop: 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.

About the Polsky Center EIRs/IIRs //
The Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Investors-in-Residence programs provide mentorship and coaching to University of Chicago students. Successful Chicago-based entrepreneurs are available to meet throughout the academic year, and have provided key insight and mentorship to dozens of companies. Regularly scheduled small group sessions and workshops with the EIRs and IIRs are hosted throughout the year.

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