Elevate CAREER SUCCESS workshops

Workshops held at Top 30+ Undergraduate & Top 10+ MBA Universities

The FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES have hosted Elevate Workshops:

Hear from University Leaders on the Impact of Elevate Workshops and broader Elevate programming at their respective universities.

Featured students are leaders of top pre-professional groups at:

  • Princeton University, Goldman Sachs

  • Harvard University, Citigroup

  • Stanford University, Morgan Stanley

  • Yale University, Liontree

  • Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Warburg Pincus

  • Duke University, Lazard

elevate workshops TESTIMONIALS

princeton

fall 2019

  • Advice on Starting in a Business Career: Finding Intersection of what you're good at (skillset) and what you enjoy doing (passion)

  • What are consulting, investment banking and private equity careers actually like? 

  • How to be effective in networking during recruiting

  • 3 ways to make an impact: (1) Nail your 60 second pitch (2) Have 3-4 good questions to ask (3) Follow up

  • Informational & Formal Interviews: Keys to success, common pitfalls

  • Building the best resume

  • Keys to success as analysts: (1) Top work quality (2) Take ownership

  • Developing an investor's mindset

Wharton, UPENN

Spring 2020

  • Four boxes to check when recruiting for Investing roles: Investment Acumen, Transactional Experience, Leading Transactions, Fit

  • Breaking into PE post MBA with various backgrounds

  • How to prepare for the PE MBA recruiting process: make your firm lists, networking, build investment ideas, go through your prior deals

  • How to prepare for PE MBA recruiting from a non-traditional background: Getting your story straight, building your technical skillset, and network.

  • Impact of COVID on recruiting

  • Selling your story

  • Build & demonstrate your investment acumen

  • Reverse diligencing funds & firms

  • Making an impression in a remote environment 

YALE University

Fall 2020

  • Private Equity, coming from Banking vs. Consulting

  • Make your own path

  • Specialization early in career

  • PE Recruiting Process

  • Private Equity Principles: Size, Valuation, Leverage, Growth

  • What Firms Look For 

  • Going into PE right away vs. after 2 years in Banking / Consulting

  • Defining your own success

  • Importance of your network

  • Reasons for MBA

  • Communicate your value

  • How do you get a VC to respond to you

Yale

Fall 2019

  • How to be successful in business careers

  • Starting and advancing your finance careers - what to do at each level of your career

  • Importance of breadth vs. depth (i.e. specialization) early in your career?

  • Finding work/life balance & culture that makes you happy, mentorship

  • Why is networking important and how to do it well? How to think about networking for sellside & buyside in finance?

  • How to build internship/ work experience early in your career

  • 5 qualities recruiters look to find the best candidates

  • Interviews in depth: Fit questions, How to approach strengths & weaknesses questions, How to sound more genuine, Q&A for interviewer

  • What is critical to do early in your career: Top quality of work, Make an impact on those around you, Be confident & find ways to vocalize views

  • How do you know when to ask for a question?

  • Things I have learned and what has surprised me about finance

Stanford 

FALL 2019

  • What are the main considerations in when choosing a banking or consulting firm for employment (large vs. small size, broad vs. niche, technical vs. generalist, etc.)? 

  • What types of experiences are helpful to enter Venture Capital? Working at a start-up vs. working in banking / consulting?

  • What are the exit options available to me if I work at a start-up?

  • What types of internships do you recommend students target in their freshman and sophomore summers to secure the best internships?

  • How to deal with rejection and keep fighting

  • What are easy things in networking and outreach that people aren't doing nearly enough of?

  • Advice on Starting in a Business Career: Finding Intersection of what you're good at (skillset) and what you enjoy doing (passion)

 Duke

Fall 2019

  • Advice on Starting in a Business Career: Finding intersection of what you're good at (skillset) and what you enjoy doing (passion)

  • Developing an investor's mindset early in your career

  • What are consulting, investment banking and private equity careers like?

  • What is the role of the analyst?

  • Effectiveness in networking: Being resourceful, persistent but realistic

  • 3 ways to make an impact at networking events: (1) Nail your 60 second pitch (2) Have 3-4 good questions to ask (3) Follow up

  • How and when to follow up when you don't get a response 

  • Interviews: Behind the scenes & common pitfalls

  • Building the best resume & how to highlight skills recruiters are looking for

  • Keys to success as an analyst

  • Tradeoffs as it relates to work/life balance in finance careers

Berkeley Haas 

SPRing 2020

  • How to be successful in business careers

  • Starting and advancing your finance careers - what to do at each level of your career

  • Importance of breadth vs. depth (i.e. specialization) early in your career?

  • Finding work/life balance & culture that makes you happy, mentorship

  • Why is networking important and how to do it well? How to think about networking for sellside & buyside in finance?

  • How to build internship/ work experience early in your career

  • 5 qualities recruiters look to find the best candidates

  • Interviews in depth: Fit questions, How to approach strengths & weaknesses questions, How to sound more genuine, Q&A for interviewer

  • What is critical to do early in your career: Top quality of work, Make an impact on those around you, Be confident & find ways to vocalize views

  • How do you know when to ask for a question?

  • Things I have learned and what has surprised me about finance

Date
City
Host University
Partner Organization
4/13/21
New York, NY
Columbia University
Columbia Financial Investment Group
3/27/21
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Yale SOM Private Equity Club
3/19/21
Philadelphia, PA
Wharton School
Wharton Private Equity / Venture Capital Club
3/10/21
New York, NY
Columbia University
Columbia Economics Society
3/8/21
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago
UChicago Maroon Capital
3/1/21
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
Banking at Michigan
2/28/21
Austin, TX
University of Texas
Texas Investment Banking Association
2/25/21
London, ON
Western Univesity
Western Investment Club
2/23/21
Boston, MA
Harvard University
Harvard Women in Business
2/8/21
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton
Wharton Women
2/5/21
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton
Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club
2/3/21
Palo Alto, CA
Stanford University
Stanford Women in Finance, Stanford Finance
1/23/21
New York, NY
Columbia - Graduate School of Business
Columbia GSB PE Club
12/11/20
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University
Cornell Investment Banking Club
12/2/20
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago
Private Equity Group, Blue Chips
11/12/20
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Yale Alternative Investments Group
11/3/20
Berkeley, CA
Cal Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Haas MBA Private Equity Club
11/3/20
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University
Princeton Tiger Investments
10/29/20
Boston, MA
Harvard University
Harvard Financial Analyst Club
10/28/20
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University
Princeton Tiger Capital Management
10/23/20
Boston, MA
MIT - Sloan School of Business
MIT Sloan Private Equity Club
10/22/20
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University
Rutgers School of Business
10/18/20
Durham, NC
Duke - Fuqua School of Business
Duke Fuqua MBA Private Equity Club
10/15/20
Washington, DC
Georgetown University
Georgetown Student Investment Fund
10/14/20
Boston, MA
MIT
Sloan Business Club
10/13/20
Boston, MA
Harvard University
Harvard Investment Association
10/9/20
College Park, MD
University of Maryland
Smith Finance Group
9/27/20
Durham, NC
Duke University
Duke Investment Club
9/23/20
Durham, NC
Duke University
Duke Women in Business
9/22/20
Berkeley, CA
Cal Berkeley
Berkeley Investment Group
9/17/20
New York, NY
Columbia
Columbia Lion Fund
9/9/20
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University
Northwestern Investment Banking Club
5/1/20
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton
Wharton Private Equity Group
5/1/20
Montreal, QC
McGill University
McGill Investment Club
4/1/20
College Park, MD
University of Maryland
Smith Finance Group
3/1/20
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
Trojan Consulting & Trojan Investing Group
3/1/20
Los Angeles, CA
University of California - Los Angeles
Undergraduate Business Society
3/1/20
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Wisconsin Investment Banking Club
3/1/20
Berkeley, CA
University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business
Haas Private Equity Club
2/1/20
Berkeley, CA
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley Undergraduate Finance Association
11/1/19
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University
Cornell Investment Banking Club
10/1/19
Boston, MA
MIT Sloan School of Business
Sloan Private Equity Club
10/1/19
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University
Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers
10/1/19
Palo Alto, CA
Stanford University
Stanford Finance
10/1/19
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University
Tiger Investments Group
10/1/19
Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan Business Club
10/1/19
Boston, MA
Harvard Business School
HBS Investment Banking Group
10/1/19
Williamsburg, VA
College of William & Mary
W&M Financial Modeling Club
9/1/19
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia
McIntire Investment Institute
9/1/19
Durham, NC
Duke University
Duke Finance Group
9/1/19
Providence, RI
Brown University
Brown Investment Group
9/1/19
Boston, MA
Harvard University
Harvard Investment Association
9/1/19
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Yale Student Investment Group
9/1/19
New York, NY
Columbia University
Columbia Business Association
5/1/19
Chicago, IL
Northwestern University
Northwestern Investment Management Club
5/1/19
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago
Maroon Capital