Analyst Opportunities:

The Maize & Blue Endowment Fund is currently extending analyst opportunities to undergraduate students. Acceptance into the fund is highly competitive, requiring an application and interview.  We are looking for candidates that are serious about investment management and willing to commit a substantial amount of their time and energy to the Fund. The Fund has weekly meetings on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 throughout the fall and winter semesters, with the opportunity for members to earn up to 4.5 academic credit hours.


Fall 2020 Application Process:

Application Due Date – Wednesday, 23 September, 11:59PM EST

Submit your completed applications + resume to
Feel free to attach any supplementary documents that you deem important for your candidacy

Strong applicants will be notified if they are selected for an interview. Please reach out to Alex Sooch ( or Chubo Zhou ( with any questions you may have about the recruitment process.



1) To what extent are markets efficient? Given your stance, how would you, as a midcap equity money manager, allocate capital? (250-word limit)

2) Please analyze any publicly traded U.S. company with a market capitalization between $500 million and $10 billion and provide an investment recommendation with a price target. Your response should include a brief company/ industry overview and a heavy focus on investment thesis and variant view supported by some form of valuation work. Responses, excluding exhibits and outputs, should be limited to 1-2 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman font 10, narrow margin.

The purpose of this application is to assess both the skills and dedication of each candidate.  Satisfactory answers will be thoughtful and demonstrate a superior ability to understand key investment considerations and valuation concepts. Collaboration with other students, with the exception of Alex, and Chubo, is strictly prohibited.