I'm Torn...Do I need to do IB to get a FT VC Role?
Background: I'm currently an undergraduate and master's student in finance, enrolled in an unconventional program. I'm on track to graduate from a target school in about a year and a half. At the moment, I'm interning at a VC firm that's in the process of closing its third fund, and I know theyll be looking to hire around the time I graduate. The GPs are super helpful and willing to assist in any way finding jobs (and have extensive VC networks), but I don't think I would be hired here.
Now, here's the dilemma I'm facing: I've got around 1.5 years of school left before graduating with my masters, and I'm unsure about my next steps. Should I follow the common advice and kickstart my career in IB before making the leap into VC? Or should I focus on networking and seek out a paid role while wrapping up my studies?I'm truly invested in my current internship and hesitant to step away only to try and find my way back in later. They have a few otherI believe they'd hire over me, but I have shown that my value add comes from knowing some programming languages.
If any of you have navigated a similar situation, I'd greatly appreciate your insights.