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Chances at M7 - Appreciate some advicePosting for a friend here: Background - Female - Raised US - Born Korea - Korean citizen Work (thus far) - 1.5 years @ EY's Commercial Advisory team focuses on MM PE DDs (US) - Interned at Accenture (US) - Interned at large foundation with $2B AUM (US) Volunteer/Leadership -... 1 year 3 weeks
Bain Cap Ventures - As great as it seems?What's the general sentiment towards BCV among PE, growth equity, and VC guys? Obviously Bain Cap is a highly regarded shop, but I have a feeling that BCV could not be as well-regarded and as great... How have their returns been? Do their associates, VPs, and principals get paid the same as those... 1 year 3 months
Kauffman Fellowship - surprisingly no thread on...So I was doing some reading on the Kauffman Fellowship and wanted to see what the WSO community thought of this program, but there isn't a thread on it - very surprised. I want to see what everyone thought of this program, whether it is through direct experience as a fellow or from things that... 1 year 4 months
HSW Chances - Former Consultant/Currently PE-VCThis is my first time posting in the b-school forum and I'm not sure if this type of question is posted much, but I thought I would give it a shot. What are my chances at HSW given the following credentials: - Attended top 10 undergrad (e.g. Dartmouth, Duke, UChicago) - Majored in applied math... 1 year 5 months
Opinions on growth equity shops?Seems like growth equity is gaining alot of momentum these days... Besides the all-star shops like GA, TA, Summit, JMI, and TCV, are there other growth equity shops that seem to stand out and have impressive returns? Some other growth equity shops that come to mind are IVP, NVP, Spectrum,... 1 year 11 months
First Round at Growth Equity Shop - First Round...- Decent sized shop that is agnostic/generalist - Current fund size $500-700MM - 2-3 Associates/class = 4-6 Associates total *Currently a second year consultant recruiting for a 2013 Associate position. What can I expect for this upcoming screen? For following phone interviews? For the... 2 years 4 months
Recruiting for Summer 2014 Associate ClassI'm at a consulting firm where many of the second/third years exit to go into PE firms. I was wondering a few things: 1) When I should start reaching out to head hunters 2) When I should expect head hunters to reach out to me 3) When do PE firms begin to reach out and hold first round... 2 years 5 months
London PE Recruiting - Bias against Americans?I'm looking to recruit with a few PE firms next year, some of which will most likely be in London. I was wondering if you guys knew if there were any bias against Americans when recruiting for European PE firms... I know that this may sound like a stupid question, but it is a question that I always... 2 years 5 months
MM vs. Large/Mega - Differences?Hey All, I was wondering if you all could shed some light on the core/main differences between MM and Large Cap PE firms? Such as general investment strategy, targets, lifestyle/hours, compensation/salary, prestige, team sizes, deal flow? I'll be going into one of MBB so a focus geared more... 2 years 4 months
PE Placement from Mngmt/Strat Consulting - Rank?I was wondering if any one could offer some insight into the best US consulting firms that place well into PE. From what I've heard the top 10 management/strategy firms out there are (not in order): McKinsey Bain BCG Booz Monitor OW LEK Parthenon Deloitte S... 2 years 5 months

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Hi Natalie, Thank you for your help here. Would...Hi Natalie, Thank you for your help here. Would love to better understand my chances of admit as well as the strengths/weaknesses of my background that i should highlight/address. I am planning on applying R1 this fall to H/S/W, potentially Columbia. - US-born, Asian male, will be 26 years... 3 weeks 6 hours
Hi Erin, Thank you for your help here. Would...Hi Erin, Thank you for your help here. Would love to better understand my chances of admit as well as the strengths/weaknesses of my background that i should highlight/address. I am planning on applying R1 this fall to H/S/W, potentially Columbia. - US-born, Asian male, will be 26... 3 weeks 6 hours
I left a tier 2 (LEK, Parthenon, OW) after 1.5...I left a tier 2 (LEK, Parthenon, OW) after 1.5 years, then joined a prominent VC - no one will tell you 1.5 years is too short. 1 year 2 weeks
@BGP2587 it's funny you say that about extending...@BGP2587 it's funny you say that about extending my social impact experience to tech because that is exactly what I did. I focused on the tech sector in India and assisted the MPs with due diligence on various companies and markets. I guess the big take away from this is being a leader and... 1 year 4 months
Got it - sounds about right. In terms of deal...Got it - sounds about right. In terms of deal flow, I'm assuming this is more for co-investment opps? 1 year 4 months
in what ways does it add value to the firm? in what ways does it add value to the firm? 1 year 4 months
how many others are in the team at each level? how many others are in the team at each level? 1 year 5 months
are we tapped out here? are we tapped out here? 1 year 5 months
MBB does not give first rounds to applicants with...MBB does not give first rounds to applicants with below a 3.5 GPA (more times than not, the cutoff is 3.6), unless the candidate has an internal connection through family or a friend that can vouch for them. A bad-ass start up won't make a difference. Use your story and start-up exit when you... 1 year 5 months
this shouldn't even be a thread. OW. this shouldn't even be a thread. OW. 1 year 8 months