Mod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesday - today we have a new one from user jimbrowngoU, hope you find it helpful!
I've been kicking around WSO for a number of years (in fact it helped me land my first finance gig 5-6 years ago), and I've gotten to the point where I feel like my experience and path might be interesting to others. In an effort to give back, I'm opening up an ask me anything (assuming there's interest). A little bit of background:
-Graduated from a generally considered non-target majoring in accounting with a decent GPA (while a non-target, it's considered a good school)
-Spent two years in MM banking in a non-NYC major finance city
-Moved to a technology-focused late stage VC/early stage PE and have been here for over two years; first two as a pre-MBA associate, and was recently promoted to a post-MBA role, essentially skipping the MBA (I'll leave out titles as it might give away my firm, but it's essentially a VP role)
Fire away. I never interned in banking, networked my ass off fall of senior year (this was in fall of 2008...) and got lucky with an offer, so I'd consider my path unusual (though not totally unique).