Can I still recruit for PE 2025 off cycle after being deferred?
Hello, I'm looking for some clarity and help regarding PE recruiting options for 2025. Basically, I am part of the FT class at CS/deferred until the Feb 2024 start date when I should have started this July and I would like to still engage in off-cycle recruiting for 2025. I have HHs reaching out to me through my personal email, but I am unsure that they know of my situation and am curious if this would hurt my odds of placing for the 2025 class as I would like to avoid a third year of banking as much as possible.
While I don't have any FT IB deals yet, I have plenty of deals from previous IB/PE internships (including my summer IB deals) and am wondering if those are ok to mention in a headhunter call? I'm also wondering if I should just explain my situation to them over the call or if I should reach out in advance and let them know that I have been deferred since February. I have one HH call scheduled but am now worried that I may have scheduled it too early given the deferral situation so would appreciate any help or thoughts on the matter. Thanks!