Asking MD to hook up exit opps

In an attempt to preserve anonymity, I was the coverage analyst for a mega cap deal that made headlines, etc. For some context, our M&A team was staffed to the brim, my coverage team was extremely thin.

I effectively crushed it, and the MD, who is also our global head, knows that and knows how I work. He's also the kind of guy who deeply values loyalty, although he mentioned he knows what it's like for analysts and understands why analysts rarely want to stay in the industry.

I have also dedicated all my time to the deal, and more or less stood by as recruiting went on, not to say that I'm a shoe in for KKR had I participated fully.

Given this information, what do you guys think about me approaching the MD, also our group head, and basically asking for introductions to the PE world, recommendations, etc?


Non-target to BB IBD SA Offer as a Sophomore

I have been an avid reader of WSO for the past couple of years and the stories that I have enjoyed reading the most are about non-target kids breaking into Wall Street. I always looked at them with admiration and dissected every article to gain the most valuable information possible to use in my path from non-target to the street, and I dreamt of one day sharing my own story. Now, it looks it is my turn and it has come earlier than expected. I sit here today as a sophomore from a non-target school with an offer to join a BB for the summer as an IBD analyst. So, I want to share my story to the WSO community who has been an integral part of my success.

First, let me share a little bit of my background. I am an international student and I attend a non-target state university (35,000+ students). Still, I carry a strong GPA (3.9) and I am heavily involved.


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FT start dates mega thread

I was wondering if anyone knows when the New York FT start dates are for different banks.


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Hi all,

I'm a corporate (BigLaw) lawyer practicing in the field of M&A and start-ups. I work at one of the top three tech law firms in the country and I'm based in the Bay Area. I'm considering applying to MBA programs next year and, in particular, I'm interested in Stanford GSB (though also Booth, HBS and Wharton).


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Too much, too fast, too soon

With freshman year winding down, looking back there were so many things I SHOULD have done but didn't. This post isn't a cry for sympathy, but perhaps some can relate with the abundance of Type-A personalities in finance.


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