Recruiters & Companies


Private Equity


If your company has an established recruiting relationship with Chicago Booth, please contact:

Melanie Scarlata, Employer Relations, 773.834.8261

If your company is new to recruiting at Booth and would like to learn more, please contact:

Katherine Darius, Employer Relations, 773.702.7766

Industry Statement

Private equity is one of the largest industry interests of our students and alumni. Booth’s dual theory approach and unparalleled faculty allows our students and alumni to hit the ground running and thrive in the private equity environment. Last year, we assisted over 50 private equity firms in their recruiting efforts that ranged from freshly minted MBA hires through executive-level positions, and also on the portfolio/operational side of these firms. In 2015, students received full-time and internship roles at companies around the world such as:

  • ACON Investments
  • Apax Partners
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • CITIC Private Equity Funds
  • Partners Group
  • Sterling Partners
  • Tarpon Investimentos
  • Warburg Pincus
You can find more detailed information in our employment report.

Recruit at Booth

Recruiting on campus is an efficient and effective way to source candidates for full-time and internship positions. There are many ways to recruit on campus:

  • Attend a multi-firm Corporate Networking Night
  • Conduct Meet-n-Greet sessions with small groups of students
  • Present to and network with students at a Corporate Conversation
  • Interview students at Harper Center

For full-time positions, most recruiting events are held in the fall, in September and October, with interviews in October and November. Internship recruiting events begin in mid-October, with interviews taking place in late-January through February. We’re also happy to facilitate just-in-time interviews and events outside our peak recruiting periods.

Our expert relationship managers are knowledgeable about your industry and the current recruiting landscape. They can help you create a recruiting strategy tailored to your specific needs, guiding you through each step of the recruiting process.

Resume Databases

Chicago Booth has several online, easy to search resume databases. You can search the resume databases for a variety of criteria that allow you to find candidates who fit your needs, including:

  • Previous work experience
  • Academic concentration
  • Student group membership
  • Industry and function preference
  • Work authorization
  • Languages spoken
  • Location preference

Resume databases include talent from our Full-Time MBA Program, as well as diverse and experienced talent from our Evening and Weekend MBA and Alumni.

Partner with Student Groups

Chicago Booth student groups host conferences, speaker series, mock interviews, lectures, panel discussions, and many other activities that focus on career interests and professional development. Working with these student groups can be a valuable resource to enhance your campus visibility and recruiting efforts. Among the ways your company can get involved is to provide speakers, education lunch and learn events, or sponsorship. We encourage you to contact the relevant student group co-chairs to learn more about building relationships through involvement in student group events.

Full-Time MBA Student Groups

  Private Equity Group

Part-Time Private Equity Group

Student Group Conferences

Private Equity Conference - February 19, 2016 Private Equity firms from all over the country attend this event, which includes panel discussions and a keynote address from experts in the industry followed by a cocktail hour. The conference exposes attendees to current issues in private equity and provides an excellent forum for networking. Contact the Private Equity co-chairs for more information.

Private Equity Treks - Each year our students organize visits to private equity firms for information sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with talented students and share more about your company. Recently, students have trekked to New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and other locations.

Private Equity Lab - Each year selected students participate with Chicago private equity firms in an internship program and an accompanying academic course. This allows students to get on the spot, real-world experience and apply it to skills they are learning in the classroom. To find out if your firm is right for the PE Lab, please contact the Polsky Center PE Lab.


Attend or Participate in an Event

Chicago Conversations - Chicago Conversations are events around the world with rich dialogue among leaders in a targeted industry thriving in a particular city. Booth corporate partners and the community are invited to hear about industry trends and network with Booth talent.

Industry Networking Events - With quarterly events in London, Singapore and Chicago the Chicago Booth Industry Networking Events provide an informal setting for corporate friends, Executive MBA students, and alumni to connect, share knowledge, exchange information, and create relationships around a specific industry. Email Katherine Darius if you would like to participate as a company representatives.  

Participate in an Event – Every year, Chicago Booth hosts dozens of events meant to provide educational, social and networking opportunities for Chicago Booth students and alumni. If you are interested in representing your company at one of these events as a speaker, panelist, host of an event at your office, please email us.

Corporate Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring a student group event? Please reach out directly to the student group co-chairs. For additional sponsorship activities or more information on how to get your company involved at Booth, please contact Nancy Johnston, Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations.

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