APPLYING TO MIDWAY
Midway Ventures offers University of Chicago students the unique opportunity to work with early-stage startups and leading VC firms on impactful, real-world projects.
Who are you looking for?
We are looking for a few high-achieving undergraduates from any major with a demonstrated interest in startups, technology, and finance. Highly competitive applicants often have prior experience working in startups, software, venture capital, consulting, or investment banking — but successful applicants in former cycles have come from a variety of backgrounds.
Graduate students, please contact us directly via the website’s contact form expressing why you’re interested in Midway and your background. If we think it’s a good fit, we’ll connect with you individually.
When do you recruit?
We recruit a new class at the beginning of fall and spring quarter.
How many people are you looking for?
We typically look for between 3-5 new Associates per cycle, depending on current needs.
What sort of time commitment should I expect?
We expect a commitment of 5-7 hours per week.
What does the application process consist of?
The first round consists of a written application. The second and final round (invite-only form the first) is an interview that includes both a behavioral and case study component. The behavioral is pretty standard—we’re just trying to get to know your involvement on campus and any relevant experience in VC/tech/finance/consulting. For the case study, we’ll e-mail you materials in advance on a startup of our choosing, and ask you to walk us through your assessment of its business during the interview.
Is Midway Ventures currently recruiting?
Our next recruiting cycle will be Fall 2019. We encourage you to sign up for our e-mails and follow our Facebook page to receive updates and important news from us. Should you have any other questions about applying, please feel free to contact us, and we'll get back to you ASAP.