Aidan Jobe Sea

University Experience

Aidan focused his graduate studies on the economic and legal intricacies of private equity buyout transactions. He believes innovation is necessary in even the most established fields and found his motivation in the culture of entrepreneurship.

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Masters in Economics, awarded 2011

  • Master Thesis: Improving Company Purchase in Private Equity, Grade 12 (A)

  • Private Equity. Grade 12 (A). Paper on announcement effects in buyout offers

  • Summer School in Entrepreneurship. Group project focused on idea generation and rapid prototyping

University of Copenhagen Entrepreneurship Club

Co-Founder and Coordinator, 2010-2011

  • Coordinated 12 member team in planning of six major events in 2010/11 academic year. Final event attended by over 250 students

  • Increased non-executive membership from zero to 300+ in one year

  • Negotiated partnerships with the Boston Consulting Group, IBM, the University of Copenhagen, and the Danish government

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO)

Bachelor of Science in Economics, awarded 2008

  • Magna Cum Laude; first in class; 3.8 GPA overall

  • Dean's List recipient ten terms of university study

  • Core business curriculum included accounting, finance, statistics, and math

Cal Poly University Union Advisory Board (UUAB)

Representative for College of Business, 2005-2007

Seven-member student board responsible for allocation of $7 million annual university facilities budget

  • Oversaw design phase of $3.1 million University Union plaza renovation

  • Planned referendum for $71 million recreation center expansion, approved by student body in 2008

Cal Poly Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) Lobby Corps

Statewide Coordinator, 2004-2005

Team representing interests of Cal Poly students to the California State Legislature and other elected officials

  • Saved CSU students $107 million in 2006 by successfully lobbying Governor Schwarzenegger and the state legislature to freeze student fees, thereby reversing a 8% fee increase

  • Awarded Most Outstanding Executive Staff Member of the Year for work reducing student fees

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