Blackstone Recruiting Has Gone BonkersSubscribe
Good luck to anyone applying for their private equity group. Just about every single one of the analysts is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of an Ivy league institution. Many of them were valedictorian or salutatorian of their college class, too.
Most them have profiles like: National Merit Scholar > Oxford University study abroad > Goldman internship > Ivy League valedictorian > Blackstone Analyst
The other groups (e.g. real estate) seem a bit more inclusive of different profiles. Basically you need to have a Rhodes-Scholar-like profile from an Ivy institution in order to get into the private equity group. (A big exception, of course, for some "diversity" hires, as Blackstone has a recruiter assigned to recruit exclusively female candidates.)