The Fellows Program - Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School
Private Equity Fellows Program 2014-15
Information Session for Prospective Applicants
April 16, 2014
Margaret Cannella `76, Administrative Director
Greta Larson, Associate Director
Michael Hillmeyer `97, Program Manager
The Fellows Program: Objectives
1) Decide on your area of interest in PE: Large Cap, Middle
Market, Growth Equity, Emerging Markets, Restructuring
2) Develop a network of industry contacts
3) Prepare your job search
4) Hone your already-developed LBO model building skills
5) Get ready for case interviews
6) Be prepared to successfully navigate the entry level role
The Fellows Program: Content
Assignment of
alumni mentor(s)
After-hours lectures
Case writing
The Fellows Program: Selection
We are targeting 25 students for the 2014-15 PE Fellows
● Relevant
full-time and summer experience
● Essay
detailing area of specific interest in private equity,
top five firms of interest within that area and rationale
● Grades
in core courses
● Faculty
modeling examination
● Interview
The Fellows Program: Application Process & Key Dates
Application Stage 1
June 2, 2014
September 2, 2014
September 9, 2014
Application Stage 2
September 12, 2014
Application posted on Fellows web site
Application due, Essay due
Academic recommendations due
September 16, 2014
Notification that application is accepted for Stage 2,
and modeling test distributed to those accepted students
Deadline for turning in modeling test
Application Stage 3
September 18, 2014
September 19, 2014
September 29, 2014
Notification for acceptance into Stage 3 and interview times assigned
Case interviews (times assigned)
General Interviews (times assigned)
Fellows Program Schedule
September 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance into Fellows program
October 2, 2014
Kickoff Reception
October 23, 2014
After hours session 1
November 13, 2014
After hours session 2
November 20, 2014
After hours session 3
December 5-7, 2014
Deal Camp (required for Fellows; EMBA fellows will attend after Saturday EMBA
December 11, 2014
After hours session 4
January 29, 2015
Mentor/Fellows Reception
February 12, 2015
After hours session 5
February 26, 2014
After hours session 6
March 5, 2015
Fellows Certificate presentation celebration
The Fellows Program: Application Deliverables and Deadlines
Date due
Send via
September 2, 2014
Information form
Submit online via link from PE
Fellows Program web site
September 2, 2014
in .PDF format
Send to [email protected]
September 2, 2014
Responses to essay
in .PDF format
Send to [email protected]
September 9, 2014
Two academic
Professors must submit via survey
link we shared on PE Fellows
Program web site
September 16, 2014 Completed LBO model Send to [email protected]
September 19
Case Interview
Finalists will be assigned time for
in-person/ on campus interviews
September 29
General Interview
Finalists will be assigned time for inperson off-campus interview
The Fellows Program: Contact Information
Send all application
materials to:
[email protected]
Fellows Program Contacts:
Visit the Fellows Program web site:
Follow the Program on Twitter
Professor Margaret Cannella 646951-4051
[email protected]
Greta Larson 212-854-7989
[email protected]
Michael Hillmeyer 917-969-4681
[email protected]
Margaret Cannella at KKR
Private Equity Program – Greta Larson and Michael Hillmeyer with
Donna M. Hitscherich, Private Equity Program Director

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