New analysts meet one to two times a week to participate in training sessions. Experienced analysts meet as often as needed for their specific projects. All analysts also attend several social events to learn from one another as well as networking sessions to learn more about potential careers.
We will be sure to work with analysts who have specific requirements or other time commitments when placing students on new projects.
Our first conversation with potential members is to understand their interest in our club. Should there be a good fit, we extend invitations to interview. Incoming members of each analyst class are welcomed after successfully completing several rounds of interviews. Applications to VVF open in each fall in late August or early September and remain open for about a week.
We are looking for hard working students who are passionate about investing and interested in learning through real-world experiences.
There is no prerequisite knowledge of business, venture capital and/or private equity in order to join. We look for driven students who are interested in investing.
Work completed by analysts is broken down into three categories:
Due Diligence: this is where you dive deep into one company and determine whether or not it warrants further investigation for a potential investment
Sourcing: finding companies that might be of interest for the firm given their investment criteria
Valuation: analyzing a company in a variety of ways based on industry and competition to come to a defensible idea of what its true worth is and what this means for investors
This ranges, however, most students complete four projects
VVF members go on to work at a wide variety of industry leaders across the financial services landscape including:
PE/VC and Hedge Fund: Blackstone, Alpine Investors, Stripes, BlackRock, Point72, KKR, LLR Partners, Anthos Capital, Insight Ventures, JMI Equity, OpenView and University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO)
Investment Banking and Consulting: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Jeffries, Guggenheim, Barclays, Houlihan Lokey, Rothschild & Co, Greenhill & Co and McKinsey & Co
Technology: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Lyft and Capital One
More information on venture capital can be found here: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/venturecapital.asp
More information on private equity can be found here: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/privateequity.asp
The Impact Fund is a new initiative that is still being rolled out. As such the team is currently full for this academic year and was only open to third and fourth years as the groundwork is being laid. In the future, however, the fund will be run similar to all other partnerships where VVF members will be staffed on the Impact Fund team going into their third and/or fourth year.
If you would like to learn more about the Impact Fund specifically, please contact one of the two Co-Presidents or the Managing Director of the fund (John Eshirow).