Emma T.

Emma T.


Former L Catterton Associate and WSO PE course creator

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Studied at Harvard Business School

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Worked at L Catterton

Available Monday at 1:00 PM UTC

Please message me to find time to work together - calendar is not in use. Please note that I am unavailable to take on new clients Dec 31 - Jan 21. Thanks!

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Emma's Private Equity Qualifications

Experience level: Associate

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

Emma has helped clients get into these companies:

I worked at L Catterton as an investment associate in its Flagship Buyout Fund from 2018 - 2020, working on deals such as Cholula, FYI Doctors, and the Honest Co. Since LCAT, I also worked with Patrick Curtis at Wall Street Oasis to create their inaugural PE Associate Course, designed to train incoming PE associates at megafunds and middle-market shops alike. I have formally mentored investment bankers looking to break into PE via Wall Street Oasis, and informally worked with other friends from Hamilton or Citi. I have worked in consumer and retail for 6+ years and can specifically help with any industry questions. I will also train you to perfect technical questions and can leverage my WSO course materials to help fill any other knowledge gaps, be it about the industry, the roles and responsibilities of a PE associate, or the types of candidates that these firms look for.

Emma can help with:

Resume Review

Technical Interview Prep

Behavioral Interview Prep

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About Emma

***Please do not schedule directly on my calendar without messaging me and receiving confirmation first! I am taking on a reduced mentee load this semester, thank you**** Nice to meet you! My name is Emma, and I currently live in Cambridge, MA, where I am pursuing my MBA at HBS. Prior to HBS, I worked in private equity, investment banking, and strategic finance, all with a consumer and retail industry focus. I have benefitted immensely from the mentors in my life (this was my HBS essay topic!) and I would love to work with you and continue to pay that back. Whether you are aiming to get accepted to your MBA program of choice or would instead prefer to talk private equity or investment banking recruiting tactics, I am here to help. Please see below for my areas of focus : MBA Applications I applied to HBS and Wharton in 2019 (R1) and was accepted into both schools. I also took the GMAT while working full-time in PE. I would be happy to coach on any of the below topics: - Full-time MBA admissions strategy - Resume review - Essay ideation process - Essay revisions - Interview preparation PE & IB Resume Review and Interview Prep I broke into investment banking (and subsequently private equity) coming from a liberal arts background (Hamilton College is my alma matter). I have mentored 20+ undergrads and current investment bankers (via WSO and word-of-mouth referrals) on landing their dream IB or PE jobs and can help with the following: - Investing or consumer-retail specific career advice - IB and PE technical interview prep (NOT cases) - Resume reviews Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends and my boyfriend. I love cooking for people, working out, and reading and writing (specifically have been reading essay collections as of late). A theme around authenticity and ownership emerged during my HBS interview, and I think this is a reason why I was accepted. I can't wait to learn more about you and help you translate your own authentic experience into a compelling MBA application!

Why do I coach?

I worked with an admissions coach throughout my MBA process who was instrumental in helping with essay ideation and interview prep. Prior to working with my coach, my instinct would have been to immediately put pen to paper; instead, he coached me through essay ideation (3+ weeks!) and I benefitted greatly from this slow and thoughtful approach. I have always prided myself on being a strong writer, and I come from a lineage of professional writers and editors (thanks, Mom and Dad!). I will provide you with revision suggestions that hone your narrative and improve essay concision, without losing your authentic voice. I find mentoring personally fulfilling and genuinely love getting to know the people I work with. I have formally worked as a mentor at Wall Street Oasis for nearly five years, and also have met clients via Hamilton and Citi. One of the best things about mentorship is maintaining relationships with former mentees.

Work Experience

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Special Projects

Vital Farms

March 2021 - June 2022

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Private Equity Associate

L Catterton

June 2018 - July 2020

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Investment Banking Analyst


June 2016 - June 2018


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Harvard Business School


2022 - 2024

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Hamilton College

BA, Economics

2012 - 2016

Emma was also personally admitted to

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    The Wharton School (UPenn)

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