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Svider Private Equity Program

Svider Private Equity Program


The videos below are available to Chicago Booth students and alumni pursuing careers in private equity and venture capital. In order to view the videos, you will need to login with your CNET credentials. The Polsky Center’s Investors-in-Residence have delivered the content through workshops and information sessions.

PE/VC Industry Immersion
Professors Jason Heltzer and Chris McGowan introduce the basic workings of the private equity and venture capital industries, including critical players and terminology. The presentation provides an understanding of what it means to be an early stage or late stage investor and touches on topics including risk, return, debt-financing, and recruiting.

Private Equity: Landscape and Skills For Career Switchers
Professor and Polsky Center IIR Chris McGowan delivers a workshop on what it takes to break into private equity when you don’t have prior experience in the industry. The workshop also touches on the skills needed for the field, the best way to break in, and gives students an opportunity to ask questions.

How to Successfully Interview for PE Roles as a Career Switcher
Professor and Polsky Center IIR Chris McGowan gives a presentation on how to do well in a PE interview. The presentation brings up interview topics to prepare for, Booth resources to engage with, and actions steps to take prior to the interview. Presentation starts at minute 9.

Position Yourself for PE
Polsky Center IIR Kim Vender Moffat gives a presentation on how to best position yourself for a career in the private equity industry. She answer questions about her 20 years in private equity, the industry, industry trends, and how to go about finding an opportunity in private equity.

Women in PE
Polsky Center IIR Kim Vender Moffat delivers a workshop focused on women in the private equity industry. She answers questions about the industry, her background, how best to search for PE opportunities, and how women can help women to get into private equity.

Private Equity Industry Q&A
Polsky IIR Kim Vender Moffat discusses her background in PE and answers audience questions about the industry.

Lunch & Learn: What is VC and how do I get in?
Polsky Center IIR Guy Turner presents on how to break into the VC industry. Learn about how companies raise funding through venture capital and if a career in VC is for you.

VC Workshop
A lunch and learn by Polsky IIR Guy Turner aimed at helping you understand the basics of “the deal” and venture terms. Included in this presentation is also a look at term sheet negotiations as well as answers to questions about VCIC.

Financial Modeling and Projections
In this presentation, Polsky Center IIR Guy Turner dives into sizing a market, assessing business drivers, and understanding the inputs as well as the assumptions that go into building a financial model. The presentation ends with information on how to present the financials and plans.

VC Interview Prep
Polsky Center IIR Guy Turner delivers a workshop on what to do when you get an interview. Guy also dives into how to do research on firms prior to the interview and what they are looking for when they interview you. The workshop also includes a mock interview done by Guy and a student.

Preparing for Your Summer VC Internship
Polsky Center IIR Guy Turner has a conversation about how to prepare for a summer VC Internship. He touches on what you will most likely be doing, what will be important to focus on during the internship, and what the firm considers at the end of the program when looking at long-term opportunities.

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