A few summers ago I worked for my state's treasury as a summer intern doing grunt work (Scanning, coffee, etc.). Yesterday my old boss introduced me to the Senior Investment Officer responsible for my states investments in Private Equity funds. People at the treasury have told me he's been doing this job for 24 years and that he's on the short list of every PE firm, from the large liketo the small like the Riverside Company. Rumor has it according to one person I know that he could connect me with the right people to get an internship at a great PE firm this summer. He gave me his card and told me to call him sometime.
I've got a great resume and worked at a topcompany last summer (think ) in NYC. GPA of 3.93 at a non-target, leadership positions in clubs throughout college in 5+ different clubs ranging from managing a fixed income portfolio in a student investment club to treasurer in an actuarial science club. I have a solid background and resume but I'm afraid of what I don't know and I want to take advantage of this possible opportunity.
This could be a moment which defines a large part of my life.
My question is, how should I approach him about my interest in an internship/career in PE? What questions should I be asking and what should I know that I might not know? Has anyone ever had a similar experience like this?