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Rules And Eligibility

Before applying, students should read the following information about eligibility and rules for participation:

ELIGIBILITY

SPITC is open to current Chicago Booth students only. First-year, second-year, Full-time Program, and Evening/Weekend Program students may apply. Prior experience in private equity is not needed to be considered.

  • TEAM SIZE AND MAKEUP

Recommended team size for SPITC is two to four students. Individual applicants will not be considered. Teams may include any mix of full-time and part-time students, as well as first-year and second-year students.

CONTACT WITH HOST FIRMS

Students may not contact any participating firms directly regarding their proposal or application status without the approval of the Polsky Center. Doing so is considered an ethical violation and may render a student ineligible for the challenge. 

RECORDING SPITC PARTICIPATION ON THE RESUME

Students may post participation in SPITC as a bullet on their resume; however, students may not list the research they complete as work experience for the host firm without seeking prior approval from the firm.