Institutional Investment Bootcamp

A dynamic one-week program designed for students of all experience levels.

 

Learn about institutional and direct investing.

  • Get an introduction to the field of finance.
  • Explore our strategy of partnering with best-in-class investment firms, and gain insight into our decision-making process via an investment case study.
  • Meet with our external investment managers – from venture capital firms to hedge funds – who employ a diverse set of investment strategies.

Get career advice and mentorship.

  • Hear about the career paths of our team members and our external investment managers.
  • Connect with a member of our team as part of our buddy system that matches Bootcampers with young Princo professionals.
  • Learn about working in finance at Princo and at other firms.

Develop transferrable skills.

  • Master fundamental finance and investing concepts.
  • Build Excel skills through a live tutorial, hands-on practice, and personalized feedback.
  • Ask questions in judgement-free “office hours.”

THE BOOTCAMP EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE EYES OF PROGRAM ALUMNI:

2 Cool Experiences from my Week-Long Bootcamp

  1. After learning what Princo looks for in managers, we had a discussion with a manager who invests in brands I recognized. I was able to ask the manager questions about the work they do and their investment strategies.
  2. I got hands-on experience with the excel work that Princo analysts do. I learned new excel functions and how to calculate annualized returns.

– Truth Betts-McCullum ’23, Princo Bootcamper (summer 2021), major: Sociology

2 Unexpected Things I Learned during my Week-Long Bootcamp

  1. I was part of the inaugural class of Princo’s new week-long bootcamp program.  When working during the bootcamp, I did not expect the team dynamic to be as close, tight-knit, and welcoming as it was.
  2. The workplace was professional but it felt much more casual than I was expecting; it seemed like a small family!

– Keyshawn Felton ’23, Princo Bootcamper (summer 2020), major: Economics

3 Awesome Highlights from my Week-Long PRINCO Bootcamp

  1. Participated in a small group discussion with Aaron Holiday and Nnamdi Okike, the founders of 645 Ventures, who talked about their firm’s innovative approach to venture capital investing.
  2. Learned from Andy Golden, Princo’s Chief Investment Officer, about what it means to take risk and invest with a perpetual time horizon.
  3. Developed a deeper understanding about the world of finance in an open, supportive environment where we were encouraged to ask questions and engage with the Princo leadership team.

– Oliver Nusbaum ’22, Incoming Analyst and Princo Bootcamper (summer 2020), major: Art History


When will the Bootcamp take place?

  • The program has not been yet been scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, as in past years, it will likely take place in May after the conclusion of Princeton’s spring semester.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • The program will engage a diverse group of ten to fifteen students, primarily sophomores, with an interest in learning more about finance and investing.
  • We are looking for students of all majors and backgrounds.
  • No prior finance or investing experience is necessary.

To register your interest, please email us at princohr@princeton.edu.