Undergraduate Program

Private Equity and Venture Capital Clinic Fellows

Applications for 2018-2019 academic year are now closed. Some programs may reopen for transfer students at a later date, pending availability.

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Clinic (PEVCC) is a program that provides selected students with the opportunity to serve as Analysts at an actual Private Equity Fund with over $100M under management, under the supervision of Professional Fund managers. As part of this program, students will gain experience in:

  • Generating Deal Flow
  • Reviewing Business Plans
  • Conducting Market and Competitive Research
  • Visiting Businesses and Interviewing Entrepreneurs
  • Writing Deal Screens
  • Performing Due Diligence
  • Creating Financial Projections and Valuations.

PEVCC will provide Fellows members with strategic training and skills coveted by corporate recruiters. It also gives high-achieving students exposure to the Fund’s network of local entrepreneurs, portfolio company management teams, other venture funds and industry professionals, and, most importantly, real-life investment experience.

Mark Grovic is the faculty champion for this program.

Curriculum: one-year program

Students selected for this program will register for BMGT349F Private Equity and Venture Capital in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Private Equity Fellows is designed for Seniors or accelerated Juniors and must be completed within one year of being admitted.

Co-Curricular Activities

Students are required to attend Finance Fellows Networking Night in the Fall plus two other co-curricular events as approved by the Finance Fellows team.

Career Connection

Examples of companies where Private Equity Fellows have interned or received full-time offers:

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Camden Partners

Eligibility Requirements

  • All business majors. (You may apply if you are in the process of applying to Smith as an internal transfer student, but Fellows admission would be contingent upon admission to the Smith School, College Park.)
  • Rising Junior or Senior.
  • Completion or concurrent enrollment in BMGT340.
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.


Applications for Private Equity Fellows for 2018-2019 are due February 12, 2018 at 11:59pm.

  • Online application form.
  • Cover letter – Explains why you want to be a part of this program, what you can bring to the program, and what you hope to gain from participating. (Address to faculty champion.)
  • Resume.
  • Note: Cover letter and resume must be submitted in pdf format.

Questions? Read our Fellows FAQs or contact smithfellows@rhsmith.umd.edu.