BB IBD -> Megafund PE
Everyone always says GS/MS/JPM and M&A/LevFin/Sponsors for exits into a megafund after two years. When you take a step back and look at it though, that is a grand total of 8 groups, which is probably about 60 or so analysts a year.
So, for everyone else coming from a BB that is not necessarily the best, or a group that is not considered the best for PE exit ops, how does one get into a megafund? I know school, gpa, scores, work performance are all important. But what else can help someone get into a megafund?
Basically, how do you distinguish yourself from the pack of "mediocrity."