Hello everyone ,
I am starting my first internship at a venture capital firm (family office) and would like to get a few tips on how to succeed. The fund is focused on digital health investments.
I've been following WSO for several months now and find it to be a very useful resource - however, I don't find much information on the venture capital industry.
First, let me give you a little bit of my background:
I am from Europe and moved to Canada after high school about a year and a half ago. I am a student in my second year of university (finance undergrad).
English is my second language and I sometimes struggle to clearly explain ideas during conversations. I somehow managed to get through the interview process and get this internship.
Here are two specific questions that I have:
1) Are there specific skills that I will acquire throughout my VC internship that will give me an edge over other candidates for internship positions in PE, IB or consulting? (Generally speaking, how can I leverage the experience I will get out of this internship to help me get other internships in later on?)
2) If my boss does not ask me whether I want to be with him at his in-person meetings, is it ok to ask him to join and listen in?
3) This question is very vague, but are there specific codes in the VC industry or the finance industry in general that I should be aware of as an intern?