On Saturday, November 5th, the Evening/Weekend Private Equity Club hosted an event very unique to most held at the Midway Club. The group decided to hold a networking event aimed at bringing together not just members of the E/W community, but also students and alumni from the Booth Full-Time and Executive MBA programs interested in or working within the Private Equity or Venture Capital space.
“A year-long goal of the E/W Private Equity Club is to build a stronger Booth community,” states Matthew Bey (‘18), Co-Chair of the group. “We started last quarter by co-hosting a networking event with the E/W Search Fund Club, and expanded our scope this quarter in experimenting with a cross-program networking event. The collective response across all three programs was ‘why don’t we do this more often?’”
The event had 100 RSVPs and a strong turnout from all three student bodies. Conversations ranged from investment strategies and portfolio building to how one can get their foot in the door with a local PE or VC firm. The event included both current students and alumni brought together with a common interest, and for two hours leading into the evening, the Midway Club was home to cross-program conversations that would have been difficult to have otherwise.
“The E/W Private Equity Club is going to continue to host community building networking events, and we encourage everyone to do their part to help us continue the trend,” said Bey.
Hopefully, other clubs can take the success of this event as a starting point for future cross-program initiatives that will better unite the entirety of the Booth community.
Mike is an Evening MBA Student and a Senior Consultant at Vista Consulting Group. His hobbies include running, volleyball, and exploring local restaurants.