Little bit of background, I am currently in my undergrad with decent grades (3.7), with good extracurricular and a position this summer in a commercial/corporate banking position. I'm trying to plan more long term and Corporate Development or Corporate Strategy looks very interesting, with an emphasizes on Development. All the information out there talks about breaking in from either IB, or climbing the ranks inand networking internally to eventually transfer over to Corporate Development down the road.
Is it possible to break in from a Corporate Banking background? I do not want to go into IB or Corporate finance right out of undergrad. It seems like Corporate Banking still has that client interface and allows you to really build relationships with companies, I understand the modelling side of things isn't the same as it would be in IB, but is it possible to break in a few years down the road from Corporate Banking?
Any suggestions on a career path into Corporate Banking would be great.