The objective of this Fellowship Program is to make careers in finance more accessible to engaged and motivated students outside of a traditional educational setting, focusing on underrepresented populations and areas. We will support and professionally develop each individual through sponsorship, mentorship, training, coaching and feedback. Our efforts will recognize the different social and economic backgrounds of our targeted population.
Calvert Street Capital Partners is a diversified lower middle market investment platform headquartered in Baltimore, Md. We invest in private companies through two distinct strategies: (i) equity investments (through Calvert Street) and (ii) mezzanine investments (through Parkway Capital). Collectively, Calvert Street’s and Parkway Capital’s investment professionals have invested in over 120 companies representing cumulative transaction values in excess of $1.5 billion.
Calvert Street has partnered with Adventis to offer its Fellowship Program to undergraduate students in the class of 2024. The Program runs 12 weeks and is designed to meaningfully improve students’ candidacy for competitive finance internships in investment banking, private equity, equity research, asset management, corporate development, and other industries.
Once admitted to the Program, there will be two phases. The first phase will be focused on helping students learn practical financial modeling skills, build their resumes and stories, prep for key interview questions, and learn other key aspects of winning a competitive internship. The second phase will be focused on building relationships with, and learning from, professionals at Calvert Street.
Phase I Overview
During Phase I of the Fellowship Program, participants will be partnered with a mentor. Mentors will be college juniors or seniors who have secured an internship or full-time position at an investment bank, private equity firm, or related industry. Building a relationship with and learning from individuals who have successfully navigated recruiting processes for competitive finance roles is a great way to learn and build your candidacy. Your mentor will be there for you as a resource as you go through the following two Adventis programs:
We expect candidates to commit to complete Phase I within approximately six weeks, requiring approximately 7-10 hours per week of work. Each student will follow a mutually agreed upon schedule, requiring approximately three hours per day, four days per week.
Phase II Overview
Upon completion of Phase I, Calvert Street investment professionals will provide specific financial projects to build upon the Adventis training. These projects will be geared to each student’s individual circumstance and may include: case studies and research projects; deal screening and analysis; further resume and career development; mock interviews and presentations; and networking introductions.
Adventis is a training firm that helps students learn financial modeling skills and allows aspiring finance professionals to bolster their resumes and demonstrate practical skills that are highly attractive to investment banks, private equity firms, and other industries that provide competitive internships and entry-level positions. Since its founding in 2013, Adventis has worked with over 7,000 trainees and spent considerable effort continually improving the curriculum to help student clients develop skills to differentiate themselves while networking and interviewing for competitive internships and full-time positions.
Please submit your resume and a brief summary (1-2 paragraphs) as to why you are interested in business or finance and what you hope to get out of the Fellowship Program to Andy John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will formally close November 20, 2021