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Jul 18, 2011

why not try for pre-MBA PE right now?

May 28, 2012

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Jul 19, 2011

bump

Jul 21, 2011

Bump

Jul 24, 2011

...Anyone??

Jul 24, 2011

Your background doesn't sound too bad and depending on your UG GPA/GMAT you might be able to make it to Top10 mba. From there you can get to PE or an associate at BB rather easily

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Jul 24, 2011

Haven't done the gmat yet, but I've been told I need at least 720. GPA is around 3.6-3.7ish.

Jul 24, 2011

...why not just take GMAT and see what happens? its good for five years anyway.

Jul 28, 2011

^ Yeah, that's the plan. Will be taking it in a month or so.

Jul 28, 2011

Your background doesn't sound too bad and depending on your UG GPA/GMAT you might be able to make it to Top10 mba. From there you can get to PE or an associate at BB rather easily

getting into PE from a lower top-10 school is almost impossible.

May 28, 2012

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Jul 28, 2011

H/S/W and Chicago. those are the schools you need to get into if you want to stand a chance.

Jul 31, 2011

^ No Columbia? And what about some of the other schools like Sloan, Kellogg, and a bit lower on the ladder like Stern?

Jul 31, 2011

Sloan/Kellogg are not exactly known for their prowess in finance recruiting. I would throw Columbia onto that list (primarily because 1) it has pretty strong finance recruiting and 2) it benefits from location). Stern has a pretty good reputation for finance recruiting and obviously benefits from location as well. There are definitely a lot of post-MBA associates who come from Stern. However, I'd try for the higher ranked schools.

Why do you want to do PE?

May 28, 2012
HerSerendipity:

Sloan/Kellogg are not exactly known for their prowess in finance recruiting. I would throw Columbia onto that list (primarily because 1) it has pretty strong finance recruiting and 2) it benefits from location). Stern has a pretty good reputation for finance recruiting and obviously benefits from location as well. There are definitely a lot of post-MBA associates who come from Stern. However, I'd try for the higher ranked schools.

Why do you want to do PE?

Thanks HerSerendipity, I'll address your last question first. I want to do PE out of interest - I like the longer-term focus of PE (you follow your portco's after you've bought into it, so you can see if your original investment decision was wise/poor - learn from it, and see what the portco can do if growth or strategy doesn't go their way over time).

Jul 31, 2011
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