So I was just approved to move into my Big 4's Transaction Services (financial due diligence work on deals) group in NYC coming up on 7/1. I already have two years of experience down as an auditor, hoping to get early promoted here in another month up to senior associate. Had flying colors internal reviews, etc. My school is tier 2-3 state school in the southeast. 3.4 cumulative GPA, 3.97 major GPA (I liked to drink freshman/soph year). GMAT is a 760. Good extracurriculars on the resume.
I want to try to lateral into BB IBD as an analyst to build my career more towards corporate development or PE in the future post-MBA. I just turned 26 in April. Any advice on how to make that happen? Any help regarding timing would be greatly appreciated. I know my best shot is going to be as an off-cycle hire. I'm already going to obviously be leveraging LinkedIn and my existing networks, as well as putting apps in on the websites, etc.
Thanks for taking the time.