Buy-side to sell-side

Is it possible to go back? I feel like I got shafted but also lucky with timing and ended up with no real work experience but a polished resume

Wasn't really sure what I wanted in college and was fast tracked to the buy-side role which is what I thought I wanted but now I feel like I rushed things. I know the grass is always greener but I'm the youngest on my team and wish I was in the trenches as rogue as that sounds

My Background -> Sophomore year diversity banking internship at BB which was a joke and learned nothing -> junior year PE internship (COVID-adj) so also a joke -> 1yr of M&A at fortune 100 tech company in the Bay Area (think just outside of FAANG)

Getting some really great deal experience in my current role as my team is all ex TMT bankers but I feel like people will think I'm crazy for wanting to go the opposite way. Do banks even hire 2nd year analyst or will I be wasting my team for even trying to pursue this.

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