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.

If you’re interested in applying to the SEO AIFP or a career in the alternatives, we've got the training, mentoring, and access you need to secure an associate role on the buy-side!

90% of SEO AIFP Fellows receive buy-side offers!

“SEO prepared me for all the technical aspects of the process through case sessions and mock interviews. The biggest advantage was the ability to network with different firms ahead of the process, as well as having mentors who were currently working in PE to give feedback and guide me.”

Kimberly Maduabum
Associate, ICV Partners
AIFP Fellow

Who You Are

SEO Investment Academy participants are traditionally underrepresented first- through third-year investment banking analysts and management consultants, identifying as Black, Hispanic, Native American, or as an Asian woman.

How it Works

Beginning in the fall and lasting through late spring, the SEO Investment Academy accepts registrations on a rolling basis. You will be notified via email with additional information if you meet the requirements to participate in the program.

What You Get

Designed with one goal in mind, the SEO Investment Academy equips historically underrepresented banking analysts and management consultants with the technical skills and the investing mindset needed to launch a career in the alternatives sector. Investment Academy participants receive:

  1. Introduction to many aspects of Alternative Investments, including private equity buy-out, private equity growth, hedge fund, real estate, etc. 
  2. Extensive training in technical interview preparation, including LBO modeling, and case studies to prepare you for both AIFP and on-cycle recruiting
  3. One-on-one mentoring and coaching to refine your personal story, deal walkthrough, technical questions, and networking skills
  4. Exclusive case studies delivered to you by AIFP Partner Firms
  5. Opportunities to network with senior investment professionals and hiring managers from AIFP Partner Firms
  6. An invitation into the coveted PE Simulation Program to showcase your investment acumen alongside investment professionals from SEO Partner Firms