I did my undergrad in Civil Engineering and now getting my masters in Env Engineering at a target school. Currently, I'm taking a class dealing with project finance (PPP's, public/infrastructure finance) and even applied to a few positions at somefirms within their public finance group. This is gaining interest for me and I find it appealing to do infrastructure/energy finance. I believe Bank does this very well in Australia/ UK and slowly adopting it in the states. I guess for those who are interested will have the Ibanking background and can move into a PE firm such as TableRock Capital (our guest lecturer) further in their career paths.
My main question is do they care that I have civil engineering as a background vs someone who can do modeling. I've been applying forroles in public finance but haven't received word from them yet. Are most BB firms done conducting first rounds? Currently, I do not have any modeling background. Does that hinder my chances?
Thanks everyone for your input.