Q&A: Boutique Bank in Chile -> Wharton
GMAT: 760 overall
I'm a New York born and raised white guy that went to a liberal arts college and played top 20 division I lacrosse (earning a 3.4 GPA). My international family background made me become fascinated by Latam. After graduation, I moved to Chile (without fully speaking Spanish and knowing absolutely no one) to start a position as an intern at a boutique M&A-focused investment bank based here in Chile. My company's partners took a risk in giving me an opportunity to intern, but after 2 months they saw my learning curve progression and work ethic and they offered me a full-time position. (I've also interned at smaller hedge funds and a short 2 weeks at a MM IB () in NYC)
I've been working here for over three years now and have been thinking about my next step. I hope to use Wharton to move back to the states. My end goal is to work in private equity at a good shop in NYC, but I understand that I may need to workbank as an associate before making the move to the buy-side. Happy to answer any questions.