Hi All -
Hoping for some advice on how to spend my summer to best position myself to break into PE. My basic profile is Ivy League undergrad, post-ugrad experience in management consulting, and currently MBA student at a top business school (H/S/W).
Goal is to break into PE after my MBA (immediately or a few years down the line, if necessary). Looking for your advice on what would be the best way to spend my summer (and beyond, as applicable) to make this happen:
- Accept summer offer at a top BB investment bank (GS/MS/JPM)
- Accept summer offer at private equity arm of IM firm that does fund-of-funds investing and some co-investments (not traditional direct investing model). Role may or may not include direct deal exposure (TBD)
- Decline both offers and hope that I can land a summer offer at a PE firm (risky move given how difficult it is to land a PE job without prior PE/IB experience)
Could really benefit from the group's advice. Thanks in advance for your help!