Toigo Foundation Private Equity Fellowship Deadline Approaches — September 21, 2011 @ 11:00 pm Pacific —

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Minority MBA students graduating in 2012 have until the September 21st deadline to apply online and make their case for one of the three Toigo PE Fellowship positions. From the expected applicant pool of 100+ minority MBA students, Toigo will select up to 36 to attend its First Look event on October 21st at NASDAQ.

Toigo launched its Private Equity MBA Graduate Fellowship in 2009 with the goal of attracting and retaining more diverse professionals within the PE sector.

With three top private equity firms participating—including Apollo Management, The Carlyle Group and Vista Equity Partners—the Toigo Foundation Private Equity Fellowship represents a tremendous career starting point for MBA Class of 2012 graduates. Minority MBA students graduating in 2012 have until the Wednesday, September 21st, 11:00 pm Pacific deadline to apply online and make their case for one of the three Toigo PE Fellowship positions.

From the expected applicant pool of 100+ minority MBA students, Toigo will select up to 36 to attend its First Look event on October 21st at NASDAQ. Professionals from Apollo Management, The Carlyle Group and Vista Equity Partners, together with Toigo Alumni working in private equity, will listen and help students hone their acquisition pitches and valuation analysis as part of Toigo’s three-hour “live PE pitch” session. Working with the participating firms, Toigo evaluates applicants based on a combination of factors, including demonstrated leadership potential, integrity, academic excellence, passion for private equity and relevant work experience. Panel interviews and firm interviews will follow narrowing the pool of finalists to three Toigo Private Equity MBA Graduate Fellows by December 2011.

Class of 2012 represents the third class of Toigo Private Equity Fellows (the Foundation’s MBA Fellowship has more than 1,000 participants over the past 20+ years). Three Toigo PE Fellows are currently in the one-year rotation, including Ryan S. Ashley (Harvard 2011) at The Carlyle Group; Ronald E. Cano II (Stanford 2011) at Vista Equity Partners; and Natalie Garcia (Wharton 2011) at Palladium Equity Partners.

About the Robert Toigo Foundation
Committed to changing the face of finance for 20 years, the Robert Toigo Foundation inspires and supports minority finance leaders as they excel in business and MBAs as they earn their graduate degrees. Toigo is the only non-profit initiative dedicated to the leadership development of pre-, current and post-MBA graduates working within the field of finance. The Foundation launched its Private Equity MBA Graduate Fellowship in 2009 with the goal of attracting and retaining more diverse professionals within the private equity sector.

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