SEO Investment Academy

Get a leg up on the SEO Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP) with the SEO Investment Academy! The SEO Investment Academy prepares historically underrepresented candidates for the SEO AIFP and for buy-side recruiting.

  • What is the purpose of Investment Academy?

    Investment Academy prepares participants with the early skills and the investing mindset needed to apply for the SEO Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP).

  • Who qualifies for Investment Academy?

    For more information on our criteria, please visit our Apply Now page.

  • What is the application timeline?

    Applications to Investment Academy are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

  • When and where are Investment Academy activities held?

    Investment Academy events are primarily virtual events taking place throughout the fall and the spring. There will be fewer activities over the winter and over the summer. Events are typically scheduled outside of working hours to not disrupt work obligations.

  • Is an application to the Investment Academy the same as an application to the Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP)?

    Investment Academy and the Alternative Investments Fellowship Program (AIFP) are two separate programs. An application to Investment Academy is not an application to AIFP. While Investment Academy is designed to better position participants to apply to the AIFP, acceptance and participation in Investment Academy don’t constitute or guarantee admission to AIFP. To learn more and apply for AIFP instead, visit our AIFP page.

  • Does Investment Academy guarantee internships, summer analyst positions, or job offers?

    Investment Academy is purely an educational program. SEO cannot promise or guarantee full-time employment. In addition, our program is designed to help college seniors with full-time offers and current full-time investment banking analysts and management consultants apply for AIFP, so we’re unable to help search or secure internship or summer analyst positions. If you are a college freshman, sophomore, or junior looking for summer internship opportunities, visit SEO Career.