I'm a senior graduating this year from one of the semi-targeted Ivys. I plan to accept an offer at a well respected MM firm within the next few days. My question is what the proper path to MM PE would be after my 2 or 3 years as an analyst.
HIstorically, it seems as if the top performers at the bank have stayed on as associates or gone to B-School. I interned with them this past summer and none of the analysts who were finishing up their second year were transitioning into PE. If i decided after my two years that I still wanted to go into PE, I presumably could try and interview, but this may be difficult to do given that the infrastructure to promote the placement process wouldn't seem to be in place.
How does going to B-School work with PE placement. If i did a couple years of banking and a couple years of something else that wasn't PE before going back to school, would I have a chance of getting into PE or do they usually only go for guys who had a couple years PE experience before B-School? Any input on related issues is also appreciated. Thanks.