Breaking Into IB/PE/VC

Hey Everyone,

I am a recent finance graduate from a non-target school in Texas. I currently work in the business development operational side in an Oil & Gas Firm in Houston, but have very strong aspirations into breaking into an analyst position in an Investment Bank/Private Equity/VC firm. I have accounting intern experience from a Fortune 500 auto company and operational O&G intern experience. I've been out of school for about 7 months working full-time in O&G and have been getting rejection emails from different companies in IB/PE/VC. Looking for some advice in breaking into this industry. Is it too late for me? Would my experience be relevant at all in the competition? Do I have a chance against other recent graduates that have IB intern experiences? Any other roles I could look into to work into the analyst position? What are my options? Any other advice? Thank you in advance!

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Mar 13, 2020 - 4:48pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just shatter the GMAT, get some good recommendations and go to a T10 MBA program so that you can get in their recruiting pipeline.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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