Will part-time financial modeling experience help get into i-banking?O
I'm 2 years out of college, working in financial services, not i-banking; want to get an MBA from a top school, then pursue a career in i-banking. I have no experience in i-banking, and have heard from people that an MBA may not make up for this when I'm interviewing down the line. I'll be competing against people from banking backgrounds, and recruiters will want to see that I've done financial modeling work before.
So, I'm considering doing part-time financial modeling work for a company through a friend of mine. It'll be a small boutique firm. I'll likely do this just to get a feel for what I'm getting into with i-banking. But, could this 1. help me get into an MBA program? or 2. Help me get into i-banking as an associate post-MBA?