Hi, Ive been working in sell side ER for a large bank for almost a year now. To be honest, its not what I expected it to be and don't want to pursue a career out of it in the long run. I figure that I will do another year in it and then pursue other opportunities. I am interested in pe and was wondering how smoothe the transition is. It seems as if a 2 year analyst stint in ibanking or mgt. consulting is the natural path into PE. I have a few concerns and would appreciate any input/advice. Thanks in advance.
What skills do pe shops look for in a candidate for pre-mba/post mba associate position?
What skills does someone in ibanking/mgt consulting have that someone in ER does not? In ER, you can get a good mix of modeling, interacting with company management/clients, writing, analysis, industry expertise.
Would it be easier to get an mba at a T20 school and transition to pe as an associate or transition from ER to get a pre-mba associate position?
Do you know of anyone that switched from ER to PE? IF so, how many years did they spend in ER?