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2020 Women in Alternative Investments Virtual Career Forum

November 10, 2020 12:00 PM to November 13, 2020 4:00 PM
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Virtual Meeting


The application process for scholars is now closed. 

The online student application process timeline:
   - Application period opens Monday, August 31st, 2020
   - Application period will close Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
   - Acceptance notifications will occur on or prior to Friday, October 16th, 2020 

Note that we will be able to accept a limited number of the applicants and preference may be given to those that apply earlier in the process.

Given the high volume of candidates that WAVE receives for this event, WAVE cannot provide feedback on submissions that were not accepted. Scholars that are unable to attend the event are still encouraged to apply as all resumes (including those not selected for in-person attendance) will be included in a resume book provided to sponsors.  

For any questions, please email [email protected].

Join WAVE for our fourth annual forum to learn, engage and network with industry veterans across the spectrum of careers (buyout, VC, LP, placement agents, FOFs, distressed, real estate, private credit) and continue to expand the "pipeline" of talented women in our industry.

The headlines and studies are pervasive on the gender gap in the alternatives industry and the value of diversity. The WAVE Career Forum will provide a platform for young women to learn, engage and network with industry veterans while also efficiently helping employers solve the continued issue of finding qualified female candidates across all levels of experience within the alternatives industry.

Unparalleled access and networking opportunities between leading professionals from a variety of institutions across the alternative investment industry and a select group of female scholars and young professionals who range from undergraduates to 3 years post graduate school.

The Forum Expo permits one-on-one interaction with attendees, provides a valuable opportunity to those organizations looking to recruit candidates or share information about their organization.

Roundtables led by panelists, sponsor representatives and industry veterans to provide direct interaction and targeted conversation with attendees and Forum Scholars.

Increased brand recognition through event cross-promotion and marketing materials.

Any organization in the investment industry that is looking to hire and/or interact with enthusiastic, qualified and highly educated women. The conference attendees who are participating as female scholars will be pre-screened. The scholars will have backgrounds ranging from undergraduates through 2-3 years post graduate (including analysts/associates from investment banks, management consulting firms, accountants, lawyers, operators, marketers, etc.)

- 602 candidates applied from 70+ universities from the United States, Canada and Europe
- 55 Expo tables and 600 registered attendees
- 280 students attended; 75% from out of the NYC area
- The generosity of our sponsors allowed for a hotel room and travel stipend for the out of town students

"I am so grateful to have had the experience to learn from the inspiring professionals and from the other scholars. I am very excited to continue these conversations with all of the amazing people I met. Because of the experience, I hope to one day be a professional on the other side of this event, with the same inspirational impact on the next generation of leaders." Allie Moore, Syracuse University

"As a result of attending the 2019 WAVE Career Forum, I recently received a job offer from Goldman Sachs Healthcare IB group." Ezinne Nwankwo, Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business

“Thank you for including us in such a fantastic event. It was great to reconnect with other women in the industry as well as meet such talented candidates.” Stone Point Capital, Silver Sponsor

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