The Booth Private Equity Group runs several annual Treks...
...or industry-specific trips, during which a small group of students travels to meet with a breadth of PE firms and professionals over the course of two days. While not recruiting trips, these Treks are structured such that students are exposed to a range of investment stages, from growth through buyout, and across industry and strategy. The Trek group typically meets with each host firm for one hour, consisting of a formal presentation followed by a questions & answer session.
Students are also able to network more informally with host firms and local PE alumni during a culminating networking event, jointly organized by PEG and Booth Career Services. The Treks also serve as a great way for members of the Group to build relationships with peers in their class who are similarly focused on PE recruiting.
Each year, at a minimum, Treks are organized to New York City and San Francisco. In 2019, due to popular demand, PEG ran an additional Trek to Boston and will continue to add Treks to opportunistically meet the Group’s interests. For example, we plan on hosting visits to local firms in Chicago during the 2019-2020 academic year as well.
Host firms during the 2018-2019 academic year included: Apax Partners, Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group, Silver Lake Management, BC Partners, Partners Group, H.I.G. Capital, Thoma Bravo, TA Associates, The Audax Group, Francisco Partners, Cove Hill Partners, Summit Partners, Serent Capital, Volition Capital, Pine Brook, and KPS Capital Partners.
Please contact the 2019-2010 Trek lead co-chairswith any questions: