I'm currently working at a middle market PE firm (ex IBD) and will be applying to the typical top 10 MBA programs probably next year (HSW blah blah). Been trying to find a thread here that talks about PE recruiting DURING b-school i.e. how does it actually go down?
Do firms approach you via headhunters or it is job postings on the school's career websites? I've heard that since PE funds typically recruit post-MBA associates on an as-needed basis, their recruiting cycle doesn't begin until much later than the i-banks and you thus run the risk of not pocketing anything if you haven't sucked up to the i-banks. .
As a former analyst - I'd rather hang myself / choke on a bottle of hot sauce / [insert preferred death method here], than ever go back into banking. Learned a lot while it lasted but no thank you, never again.
For whoever's done it/seen other people do it, I'd appreciate some insight - Compbanker, HerSerendipity, marcus etc.