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Private Equity Fellows Program

The Private Equity Program runs a Fellows Program for select MBA and EMBA students preparing for careers in private equity. In 2013-2014, our Fellows Program was run as a pilot and is now going into its third year.


The 2016 Fellows Program will begin accepting applications this summer. For current students looking to apply: please download our slides from the information session we held on April 15, 2015 on the Resources page for students (login required).


The Fellows Program will has three components:

  • an Alumni-Fellow advisory program, pairing fellows with Columbia Business School alumni advisors in the industry.
  • After-Hours Lecture Series hosted by PE Firms
  • and Case Writing to steep fellows in industry practice and acquaint them more broadly with others in the industry.

The Program is run by Margaret Cannella ’76. Margaret is the Administrative Director of the Private Equity Program and has been teaching at Columbia Business School as an Adjunct Professor since 2008. She spent thirty years at JPMorgan and Citigroup in investment banking, retiring as Managing Director and Head of Global Research. She is currently working with Oaktree Capital, a private equity firm and sits on the boards of several manufacturing and financial services companies.

For more information, please contact

Read blog entry by Adam Deutsch `14 about the PE Fellows Program