Foot in the door


I'd love to get some feedback on a few things. Quick spiel: started as a finance major (3.75) but I changed to mech eng. w/ minor in sustainable energy tech (now have 3.2). I knew from friends and family that I could easily teach myself modeling and accounting principles, but not the quant skills learned as an engineer. Anyways, I'm graduating this spring and I have about a years worth of experience doing M&A, project development/finance (tax equity), and cap raising. First of all, I'd love to hear any ideas on PE/tax equity funds that do energy/infrastructure if you have em (preferably NYC). But here's the issue, the people I've talked to say to get a year or so in IB, but 1) I am currently a much cheaper option than a senior analyst/junior associate yet have 85% of the knowledge & 2) I'm not an old dog trying to learn new tricks A.K.A. the new language of renewable energy finance. Why would I work IB in something obscure like retail, I'd take steps back right?

What do you think? What spots should I check out that would help me actually position myself properly? How do I sell myself as ready for the position.

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