Annual Deal Camp in Montauk, NY
Each winter around 100 members and friends of the Columbia Business School community, including current MBA students, law students, alumni, and industry professionals gather at the oceanfront conference facilities located in Montauk, NY for an innovative seminar/retreat called Deal Camp.
Created by the Private Equity Program in 2011, the driving force for the establishment for Deal Camp was the recognition of the need for current students and those considering a career transition into the private equity industry and related fields to feel better prepared to handle the ‘nuts and bolts’ practical questions that arise in job interviews.
Deal Camp offers interactive presentations and case studies from a variety of industry professionals in an intimate and high-intensity learning environment away from the distractions of everyday school and work life. Each evening culminates in a sit-down dinner where speakers and attendees have the opportunity to relax after the day’s events.
“I learned far more than I could have hoped for . . . besides having a break from NYC noise and pollution”
- First year student
“All speakers [at Deal Camp] were excellent and collectively provided a robust overview on the industry and the deal process. I’m fortunate to have participated in the inaugural session and am certain the conference will be sought after in years to come.”
- Second year student
“I had an absolutely tremendous benefit from attending Deal Camp. I really appreciated the opportunity to meet with current students as well as practitioners in [private equity].”
- Columbia Business School alum