Great Range Capital Welcomes 2023 Internship Cohort


Meet Great Range Capital’s 2023 Internship Cohort

Private equity isn’t an entry-level industry. Most aspiring associates must have years of investment banking experience on their resume before they can even apply to a PE firm.

That’s one of the reasons we believe our internship program is so important and why we treat our summer interns more like summer colleagues. We want to provide PE hopefuls the opportunity to see if this is a future worth working toward and to give them a leg up once they start looking for a job. For the next three months, these talented, hardworking professionals will participate at all levels of the firm and in each step of the deal process:

Emily Bechard
Emily discovered her love for business and numbers during a personal finance class in high school. She’s now a rising junior at the University of Kansas where she majors in both finance and accounting. Emily says that her coursework, extracurricular activities, and networking opportunities have helped her narrow her focus to the investment industry, specifically in the private equity sector, and that she’s looking forward to the hard work and learning ahead this summer at GRC.

Speaking of extracurriculars, Emily is very involved with her sorority, the Business Leadership Program, and Women in Finance. She also serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Women’s Business Club. Off campus, Emily loves traveling, reading, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on KU Basketball and the Chiefs.

Jayme Opdahl
Like Emily, Jayme’s career aspirations began when she took a personal finance class in high school. She further credits her older brother, former GRC intern Myles Opdahl, with fanning her finance spark into a flame by sharing his passion for the finance program at the University of Missouri. Jayme followed in her brother’s footsteps and is now a rising junior at Mizzou where she majors in finance and banking. Her focus on investment banking and private equity stems from what she’s learned and experienced as a member of the University of Missouri Investment Group, as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Tri Delta, and as an Investment Analyst for the AACE Venture Fund. Jayme says that she’s very excited to work alongside the GRC team this summer as she learns more about each stage of the deal process.

Some of Jayme’s other interests include running (she’s currently training for a half marathon), wake surfing on the lake, and supporting the Chiefs.

Jason Varghese
High school played an instrumental part in Jason’s career path, as well, as he realized his passion for finance (especially applying data to business decisions) while participating in an academic business program. Jason is now a rising senior at the University of Kansas where he majors in finance and accounting and is involved with the Business Leadership Program. He’s also spent the past two years interning with the University Venture Fund Crossroads program, which has given him the opportunity to interview founders, build valuation models, create investment summaries, and make formal investment recommendations for both the venture fund and local investment partners. Jason hopes to take what he learns from GRC this summer about qualitatively choosing the right business owners and quantitatively investing in cash flows and apply it to a career in private equity.

Jason is active in his church, where he helps as an altar server, and enjoys hiking and reading. Following graduation next spring, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in accounting.

Symbiotic Mentorship
Of course, it would be unfair not to mention that we get a lot out of the internship program, too. Our summer team members have always performed meaningful, top-level work, and we love how much we learn and grow through serving as mentors.

We also know they’ll leave it too soon, but we look forward to following their promising careers and continuing to provide guidance and help whenever we can.

If you’d like to explore our internship program for summer 2024, please reach out to Updated information will be available in October.