Joining a New Family Through a Summer in Venture Capital

Name: Louisa Oreskes Year: Senior Major: History Minor: Creative Writing CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Listen Ventures Working at Listen Ventures this summer has been an incredibly enriching experience. First, a little about where I work: Listen is a brand focused venture capital firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Listen backs and builds the brands of tomorrow…

The Right Mindset for Success in Your Internship

Name: Steven Zakuta Year: Sophomore Major: Economics & Philosophy CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: CORE Industrial Partners This quarter I am interning at CORE Industrial Partners through CFS in addition to taking another class on campus (not for CFS) so I’ve been keeping myself busy. However, I’m enjoying being able to enjoy the work…

A Second Experience in Private Equity

Name: Ibrahim Alkawaz Year: Junior Major: Economics CFS Class: Field Studies in Business Culture Employer: Shorehill Capital   A little bit of background: This is my second quarter of CFS and my second finance internship as well. Both of my internships have been within private equity and as such, the type of work I’ve done…

A Taste of Professional Life

Name: Riley Mech Year: Junior Major: Economics Minor: Legal Studies CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Cook M&A Doing an internship through CFS allows one to gain valuable experience in their desired prospective industry. It greatly complements the quarter system’s fast paced nature and the class associated with your line of work ties it all…

Building Business Skills at NextGen

Name: David Cheng Year: Sophomore Majors: Economics, Statistics CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer:  NextGen Growth Partners I wanted to participate in the CFS program because I wanted to build my business acumen and explore the field of finance. Economics is mostly theoretical, and by working at NextGen Growth Partners I’ve learned how to apply those critical thinking skills…

Interning in Private Equity as a Sophomore

Name: Jonathan Hanitio Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Minor: Business Institutions CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Employer:  Tyree & D’Angelo Partners I am currently interning at Tyree and D’Angelo Partners: a private equity firm in Chicago that focuses on making acquisitions in the lower middle market. I am currently an economics major, but I have always been interested…

Learning Through Collaboration at NGP

Name: Daniel Kong Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Minor: Business Institutions CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer:  NextGen Growth Partners This past spring, I have had the great opportunity to intern at NextGen Growth Partners. NextGen, or NGP, is a private equity firm structured in the entrepreneurship by acquisition model. Throughout this experience, I have learned so much about qualitatively evaluating…

Mixing Finance with the Humanities

Name: Henry Year: Senior Major: Economics CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: NextGen Growth Partners This past winter I had the opportunity to pair an internship at NextGen Growth Partners with the Field Studies in Humanities CFS class. The result was an invaluable experience that will stay with me long into my professional career. My internship at NextGen…

Gaining Experience in Finance with Wind Point Partners

Name: Christopher Tsai Year: Sophomore Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Entrepreneurship CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer: Wind Point Partners I am currently working in Wind Point Partners, a middle market private equity firm that has been around since 1984. I had never been exposed to anything finance before so it has been a very interesting learning experience for me. As a…

Returning from the Military with CFS

Name: Dave Year: Junior Majors: Mathematics and Economics CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace Employer: NextGen Growth Partners As an international student who had to serve in the military, I had to leave Northwestern after my sophomore year in 2015. It was when I returned to school after two whole years that I first heard about the Chicago…

Mickey on Week 9 of his Fall Internship

Name: Mickey Senior Major: MMSS, Economics Minor: Math CFS Program: Business Field Studies Interning with Shore Capital Partners through Chicago Field Studies has been one of my best experiences of college. Working in private equity has been a goal of mine for a long time, and my time at Shore really enforced my desire to…